I read this today in my Jesus Calling devotional & thought it was so appropriate for this week! So appropriate, in fact, that I had to share it with all of you! It's so easy to get caught up in the stress of Christmas, I know I'm guilty, just like so many others, but we need to take time to sit back, & refocus our attention, and remember the reason we are truly celebrating....
DO NOT BE WEIGHED DOWN by the clutter in your life: lots of little chores to do sometime, in no particular order. If you focus too much on these petty tasks, trying to get them all out of the way, you will discover that they are endless. They can eat up as much time as you devote to them.
Instead of trying to do all your chores at once, choose the ones that need to be done today. Let the rest slip into the background of your mind, so I can be in the forefront of your awareness. Remember that your ultimate goal is living close to Me, being responsive to My initiatives. I can communicate with you most readily when your mind is uncluttered and turned toward Me. Seek My Face continually throughout this day. Let My Presence bring order to your thoughts, infusing Peace into your entire being.
(Jesus Calling, December 19, pg. 370)