Seasons don’t last forever. Wounds heal. Circumstances change. Wisdom overtakes foolishness. Doors that once slammed in your face open with favor. But you may not notice if you’re not paying attention. Lift your weary head and look around. Like they did for Noah, the waters of adversity are drying up, and God is placing you on dry ground. Rid yourself of that negativity and believe again!
You don’t need candlelight and fireside glow to make Christmas happen. Trees, ornaments, gifts, and all of it are splendid embellishments. Not necessary, but so very nice. It’s Him…It’s priceless to discover the pleasure of His company…May your home know something of all this glory during these days.
On the first day of Advent… is God not trying always, in so many ways, to get our attention? Not, I think, merely so He can be worshipped and adored, but in order to be in companionship with us. The Gospel is absolutely transparent, as John makes so clear – God comes, finally in a Person, the person of Christ Jesus.
Valuing the word of the Lord also means that we make time to hear Him. Moses walked past the burning bush in the desert and heard nothing until he stopped and turned aside; we need to set aside time to diligently seek God ourselves with our whole heart.