Vessel Project Featured Authors Guest Post for Christmas
Enjoy this encouraging Christmas prayer and guest post from Vessel Project featured author, Kathryn Moore, author of Angel Beneath My Wheels.
Christmas is a season of giving, grace and love. It’s a time for remembering the past and hoping for the future, a time when we take stock of our blessings and reach out to those who have touched our lives.
So it is with heartfelt gratitude that I get to thank you, all the Vessel Project readers for your unending support and friendship.
You make me brave
Becoming an author challenges me in ways I never dreamed it could. Along the way, I’ve made remarkable friends—readers, publishing professionals, fellow authors. You renew my faith and have inspired a new sense of purpose.
God, and you, have made me brave.
Christian authors don’t write because it’s easy. It’s certainly not. We don’t write to become rich or famous. We likely won’t. We write because we have something to say and it’s worth putting our thoughts, ideas, stories out there.
So my Christmas wish for you is to …
…be brave enough to pursue your dreams
It’s ok to be scared. Being afraid simply means you’re about to embark on something amazing. Take a breath, say a prayer and go for it! Have faith, trust in Him. Jesus will either catch you when you fall or teach you how to soar.
“Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”—Jeremiah 33:3
…be focused and pursue a worthy passion
Set your heart on an occupation or a passion that is worthy. A strong sense of a God honoring purpose fills not only your days but also your whole heart and mind.
“Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.”—Proverbs 4:25-26
…be courageous and generous
Determine to be courageous in your goals. Purpose your heart to observe needs in others and meet them whenever you can. Share your blessings, however small and seemingly inconsequential. May you find healing if you are ill or hurting as you offer hope and comfort for others.
“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”—Luke 6:38
…be engaging and connect
I pray you are blessed with someone special in your life: a strong marriage, a close friend, someone who makes you feel like the very best version of yourself, the “you” God made you to be.
“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”—Colossians 3:13-14
I pray you pause when you feel overwhelmed amidst the hustle and bustle and be reminded of all of the good things around you.
“Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”—Philippians 4:8
And above all, may you remember the reason for the season – God’s unending love. As you celebrate the miracle of this special time of year, may your heart be filled with joy and peace. And may these holiday blessings linger in your home and stay with you always.
Blessings to you this Christmas,