The Christmas season is a special time like no other. From the gathering of families, decorating the house, to the activities going on at your church, and getting gifts for the ones you love. This season is truly one of a kind.

But maybe your Christmas this year hasn’t been full of these things. Maybe you’re spending this Christmas alone, maybe you’re burnt out from work, maybe the busyness of the holiday activities has you feeling more like Ebenezer Scrooge instead of your usual self this year.

Wherever you are right now, whatever situation you’re in, know that God wants to break through all of the distractions of the season just to show you His greatest gift to us – Jesus. And you are a believer in Jesus, you have total access to His presence. So, do yourself a favor – don’t wait on Sunday to worship! Avoid letting worship become a mere aspiration for your future self and let it become a reality today.

Because when we fix our mind’s attention and our heart’s affection (our worship!) on Jesus, He shifts our distracted focus back to Him, He provides rest from busyness and burnout, and He gives us real joy in times of loneliness.

Psalm 16:11

You make known to me the path of life;

in your presence there is fullness of joy;

at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Matthew 11:28

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

Romans 8:39

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.

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Make the decision today to get into the presence of God. Sing your favorite worship song. Read a chapter of Psalms. Take time and verbally thank Jesus for what He’s done in your life. Or just sit still for the first time in weeks and listen. Whatever you do for worship, don’t put it off another day, because it is so life giving to our souls and vital to our relationship with Him!

Here’s a great perspective of worship from the devotional “Holy Emotions” that a friend sent me the other day:

“Worshipping the Lord every day in the shower, while you are driving, or even when you are going for a walk, will give you the perspective of heaven on your situations. Singing while you are doing the dishes and folding laundry will put a spring in your step and joy in your heart. Are you one of those spiritually anorexic Christians who only sing songs of worship on Sundays? You are missing the best part of life!”