Ponder these questions after you listen to the message:  

  1. What is similar this year from previous years’ expectations? How might you respond this year if they are not met? If you were to expect less this year, what might it be you would expect which would be attainable for you and those around you? How might Jesus impart this? Take some time and ask Him.

  2. If you are expecting trouble this Christmas, perhaps with family and/or friends, how is it you want to ask Jesus to help you? How might Jesus’s mercy and grace help you?

  3. More prayer? Pray asking the Holy Spirit to go before you this Christmas, guiding you in what it is He wants you to know about the people around you and how he feels about them. Ask Him to impress on you how He feels about you also.