Tuesday, November 30, 2010

*Gasp!* Christmas is in December this year????

Oh. my.

December has come WAY too fast! It's already time to break out the Christmas music. There's so many Christmas songs that I love. What have you been listening to? Not only do I like to listen to them, but they're pretty fun to sing... really loudly... in German accents. Haha. Anyyyywayyy...

I now have a new favorite Christmas song: "While You Were Sleeping" by Casting Crowns. Have you heard it? It's a beautiful and touching song about the city Jesus was born in, yet it ends with a powerful challenge to America. You'll just have to hear it....




America, what will we miss while we are sleeping?
Will Jesus come again,
And leave us slumbering where we lay;
America, will we go down in history,
As a nation with no room for its King;
Will we be sleeping?

 
What do you want to be doing when Jesus calls His Church home? Will you be ready? This Christmas, let's not be sleeping, caught up in all the holiday hustle and bustle. It's time to wake up. God has given you a purpose in this life. What are you going to do with the time that He has given you?
 
This time of the year is a HUGE opportunity to reach out to the hurting and show the love of Christ. If you're thinking about how you can make an impact this Christmas, I'd encourage you to check out the blogs I have on my sidebar:
 
Wake Up Stand Up, Teens for Orphans, Do: Living Water.
 
Each of those projects were started by young people who made the effort to reach out and make a difference to people in third world countries. Even if it's just following their blogs and praying for their projects, you could be part of the change. Of course, there are so many other ways to make this Christmas an impactful one. But I challenge you to do something if you're not already.
 
I've already read some posts from fellow bloggers about what they're doing to make a difference this Christmas. Are you doing something? I'd love to hear all the different ways that you all are reaching out this year! What are you doing to make a difference this Christmas?

4 comments:

  1. amen, right on, & all that other good stuff! :)

    & i LOVE that song. casting crowns has a lot of good ones :)

    blessings always & forever,
    anna :)

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  2. AMEN Chloe!!! Thanks for this post and that song is awesome! I too can't believe December has come...it feels like it was just yesterday I was turning 16 in August!!!

    Hope you are doing well! Big hugs!
    Lexi

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  3. We're going to be working at a Christian organization that puts together gift packages for underpriviledged children. By the way, you think that time is passing quickly now? Wait until you're our age, Kiddo!-- it goes at "warp speed." ;)

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  4. I LOVE this song! It has a great message! :)

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