by Stephanie K Adams
Real Women Ministries

The Christmas season is upon us –  parties, special programs, concerts, and shopping filling our days with a flurry of activity and preparations for the holiday.

Even spending time with family, decorating our homes, and reading special advent devotions can become just an item to check off our list rather than bringing peace to our soul.

In all of the busyness and hurry, we can get overwhelmed with the ‘doing’ and forget about just ‘being’. 

How can we slow our pace and become more intentional and focused on the birth of Jesus—Emmanuel, God with us—the newborn King?

Press Pause

Take a few moments each day to be still and know (Psalm 46:10)
Remind yourself the Lamb of God (John 1:29) has come to be our Redeemer (Isaiah 60:16).


Like Mary pondering the happenings of the first Christmas in Luke 2:19, meditate on His Word and the telling of His birth.  Allow God to speak peace to your heart through the love story of His Son. 


During this busy season, spend a few minutes each day in worship.
Tell Jesus why you love Him; thank God for sending His Son.  Christmas hymns are rich with words of worship and can help focus your attention to Jesus and His birth. 

let-us-adore-himCome…worship and bow down; kneel before the Lord Psalm 95:6

Jesus, help me to focus on You during this week before Christmas.  Help me to quiet my mind, meditate on Your Word and allow You to speak peace to my heart.  Amen

What are some ways you slow your pace and focus on Jesus during the busyness of Christmas week? Share with us in the comments below

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Written by Stephanie K. Adams


Michele Morin

I’m finding that my Bible reading is impacted by my awareness of the incarnation during this season. Words jump off the page that lay flat in other seasons. And I love our family traditions that never grow old!


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