Just thinking about the goodness of the Lord and how awesome He is. Thanking HIm for dying on the cross for the sins of man kind. Thanking him for shedding his blood to remit sin.
Then there is christmas.
Meaning no harm, but christmas is not of the Lord. No aspects of it reflects Jesus. No aspects of it glorifies the Lord. Christmas is not of God. When you search the scriptures, you will not find any reference to christmas. None at all. To know about christmas, you will have to search and google it. If you do that, you will find that:
1. Jesus was not born on December 25th. Nimrod was.
2. No where in the Bible does it say to exchange gifts because it Jesus' birthday.
3. Constantine started it to get the christians to join in with the Roman celebration of the sun god. "Christmas' was already being celebrated before Jesus came.
4. If you study about Nimrod, the sun god, etc you will find how demonic christmas really is.
I admonish you to study. Go search it out. Christmas is not of God.
If you ask the Lord to show you about it, He will. I remember clearly when He showed me. Prior to Him showing me, I celebrated it. I would start palying christmas music, sit with my kids to make decorations, bake cookies, put treats in their stockings, sing the songs, I even wrote a play for it once.
But one day as I was walking across by garage to take out the trash, the Lord spoke to me and said, "I am not in that". I had just walked past the christmas tree I had stored in the garage. In haste, I drug that tree to the curb to be picked up by the trash man. I never looked back. I never second guessed it. I heard what that Lord said to me.
So many things the church does is not in the Bible. So many titles given to people by the church is not in the Bible. For example, first lady. No scripture for that. District Elder. No scripture for that. Assistant pastor. No scripture for that. Superintendent. No scripture for that. Calling women preachers Missionaries. No scripture for that . A preacher is a preacher, whether male or female.
In the book of Revelations, it says not to add anything to or take anything from the word of God. It would behoove man kind to obey. But then God did say, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge". He goes on to say, "becaue thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgottne the law of thy God, I will also forget they children." Hosea 4:6