Hey, friend! How is your Christmastime planning going?
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Here is a question for you.
How can we guard against missing Jesus this Christmastime?
Many of the things we are invited to do this season are good things. But are they the best things for me and my family? Do they take us 1 step closer to the dreams God has given us for our future?
A man’s heart plans His way, But the Lord directs his steps. -Proverbs 16:9 (NKJV)
God has plans for us an He will direct our steps if we just ask Him… and then obey what He says.
What do you dream for your family?
The Montgomery Family (of which I am Mommo Tiffany – Hi!) have Big Dreams for our family.
- Dreams of the salvation of our children
- A close intimacy in our marriage
- A future of serving others as a family.
- My heart dreams of a day we will pass a legacy on to these Little Blessings.
None of that will happen if we don’t make a plan… because there is a very real enemy who has a strategic plan to stop all of those dreams!
Our Christmastime Planning Starts With Prayer.
At Christmastime especially I need to seek His guidance and direction! I can do nothing on my own. Honestly, we have no idea how to raise these Little Blessings – but God does.
So we turn to Him.
We ask Him to show us His plans and His Dreams – which He faithfully does!
Many years ago we learned to plan backward. It is a tool that helps us decide what things are allowed in our lives and what things we need to say no to.
It is really a simple process. Hubby and I talk through what we want the end to look like – and then walked backward step by step to think through what we should be doing today.
That greatly impacts how we celebrate at Christmastime.
There is just so much stuff to do. Do I have to do all the “stuff” to really make the most of this season?
Read more and download your
Backward Christmastime Planning printable here!
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