Archive for December, 2011

 Too many loose ends were left undone just before my vacation started last weekend and a difficult and unfinished phone system installation did not leave my customer or myself in good spirits, much less the Christmas spirit.  Even though I knew the Lord would make everything turn out OK eventually, the past week’s frustrations and confrontations still hovered over me like a thick fog.  Even though our God is with us as we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we still have to walk through it, right?

On Sunday night during the final song at the Andrew Peterson Christmas concert I finally let myself go and participated in the worship instead of just enjoying good music.  Then it happened.  My worries took a back seat.

Trusting God helps, but I have found that giving him praise and honor and glory seals the deal.  While I am doing it, nothing else matters; anxiety cannot touch me. 

Praising God dissolves my fears.  This is because fear and worship cannot coexist.

More good news-you don’t have to be at a worship service for it to work.  Just breaking out in a song of praise or simply saying “Praise God, Hallelujah, thank you, Jesus!” throughout the day infuses his peace and joy into your soul.

Well, here it is Thursday and I had to work some on my vacation but I was able to remotely work out the kinks in the phone system (praise God!) so the customer is happy and when the customer is happy you know who else is happy.

Merry Christmas to all of you.  May you find joy as you celebrate the birthday of the PRINCE of PEACE!