As you go home for Christmas, here are three things to consider while you're home with family:
Rest is a gift from God.
Be sure you get some! After the creation week, God rested. The New Testament book of Hebrews tell us that the rest we get to experience in this life is a taste of what we will taste when we are at rest with our Lord in the end.
Matthew 11:28 (NKJV) Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Hebrews 4:8 (NASB) For if Joshua had given them rest, He would not have spoken of another day after that. 9 So there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God. 10 For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from His.
Remember to be refreshed in the Word of God.
Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you should take vacation from spending time with God. In fact, the next several weeks will probably give you more opportunities for quiet, alone time with God than you would normally have during the school year.
Psalms 46:10 (NKJV) Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
Psalms 119:9 (ESVS) How can a young man keep his way pure?By guarding it according to your word. 10 With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! 11 I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
Be praying for how you want God to use you in the coming semester.
God has plans for you and wants you to take that next step in your spiritual walk. Who do you need to meet with to do a Bible Study? Who do you need to encourage? What area of your life do you need to surrender before coming back in the spring.