We love to give the presents, but the giver of the Best gift, the Christ Child, is the only One in whose presence we find Hope! What a beautiful package for each of us to unwrap at the beginning of this Advent season. Don’t wait until Christmas. Unwrap it now, to share with others. It’s because He came we can have it now. ❤
2 Corinthians 6:2 2 “For He says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.” #HopeinHispresence#Advent
With so much going on in these minds of ours, let’s regroup and reset for the Advent season! Let’s reset for the season that rejoices in the birth of a divine, heavenly, baby born into an earth world for a huge purpose!
Advent? it’s all about Him ~ The Christ Child, the Star of the season! His royalty, His divinity, His part man, part God side, who left the portals of Heaven to become flesh! Born to walk among us, feel the dusty earth beneath His feet, the hurt of rejection, the pain of sin, and the sting of death.
Take time to ponder His life as He lived it out in real-time, in real-life for us. You and I and we and us. Yeah, forget the heaps of stuff on your plate and ponder Him, the Christ One. The divine baby, born in a harsh manger, in cold stable, to become the Christ Child; a man so human, yet so divine. The One born to walk among us, to become the Savior of the World. Our Savior! Our Lord! Oh how beautiful He is to us not just at this season but all year, through the year! At Advent season let’s reset our thinking patterns, our mind-sets and our goals, and our purpose to focus on the Reason for our celebrations. Today just embrace His grace! Rest in Him! Rejoice in His mercy! Rejoice in His power to save the one horrendous world that we find ourselves living in. Today ~ Rejoice in His unconditional love for the hurting and the fleeing! The lost and the ruined. The loved and the unlovely and the ones so desperately in need of Him and His tender touch!
So sit back beautiful soul and search your heart with a “Time out” to reflect on God’s goodness as another beautiful Advent season is about to unfold and remember where He brought you from and the golden threads He’s woven through your life to bring you to where you are today.
So now, yeah just go ahead, get our your family traditions packed in boxes and your fine ornaments to grace the home with merry thoughts of Christmas and family and friends! Go for it! I love this time of year don’t you? Dig out the recipes for sweet treats and cookie exchange and bake up a storm because a fine celebration is about to begin! An awesome celebration ~ so rich and sweet with festivities going so much deeper than decor and sweets and lights and gifts! It’s a heavenly celebration of salvation that goes beyond the tinsel and tree lights and reaches to the Light Of the World, the Star of Bethlehem, the Star of the season, the Christ, The King of Heaven ~ Our Lord who resides and lives in the life He’s given us ~ and keeps giving and giving and giving!
So before you begin the scurrying and hustle bustle to make it all perfect and just right, “Reset” ~ grab a cup of tea, light a candle ~ you, yourself and you and follow the amazing Star of Bethlehem, to the stable and the divine Baby born in the manger!
The Savior of the world! Our Savior! The Star of this glorious season!
So, here we are a week before Advent celebration begins and there you are in your journey of anything but peace today! Well, know this for real! Know for real, that a child was born to be called The Prince Of Peace! To bring peace into the hearts of those who would make room for Him in their concerns, in their hearts, in their lives, in their issues, in their disappointments, in their mourning, in their rejections, in their failures, in their bitterness and in all the things that just so desperately need quieting at this Advent season. He’s the Wonderful Counselor, who conforms to God’s wisdom and can advise like no other one of wisdom can. He’s the Mighty God affirming His divine nature and supernatural power is close by and within our reach and within our next breath. Call on Him. He’s the Everlasting Father, faithful throughout all generations, from the manger to the cross and into the heavens and right back into the heart and soul of those who love Him. He loves to the moon and back and all the places in between, regardless of who you are and what you’ve done. His love is unconditional. He won’t leave nor forsake, for His name is Everlasting Father. Yeah, so….He came in Peace but the world rejected Him. Go figure! Hearts today still do. Go figure! To reject Him is to reject His Peace so needed for this journey of anything but peace.
Prepare the way for our Peace Giver this Advent season and open the door! Let Him in! Let Him reign! Let Him usher in the Peace that He’s all about. ❤ Advent season? It’s all about Him and His gifts to us.
So, what do you need from God today? Peace maybe? Well dear one, You are blessed because He’s promised to give it! John 14:27 reminds us of His words, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” Beautiful soul, just now ~ step into it in your troubled mind and bask in it’s warm stability. It’s all over you, warming your innermost soul with radiance as you allow His peace to embrace the fears that overwhelm your anxious, beautiful mind.
Maybe its strength you need today for the heights of the impossible? Well you’re blessed because He, Himself, “is” strength and He’s strength for those impossible moments too. Those things that press in without a speck of hope in our own strength, are covered under His. His very presence brings authority and power into our fragility and into our fight for life. God reminds us in Paul’s words to us in 2 Corinthians 12:9, “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness” Yeah, for that weakest part of our being, He is strength and He is perfect strength. Know that He can use you in your weakness for His glory and He doesn’t need our perfection. Not even for a second. Yeah, we can fall and we can fail and He can still use it and us and He will just as He did for Paul. Wait on Him and rest in Him! Isaiah 40:31, packs a powerful promise for God’s people. It’s our Wheaties for the day and our power packed vitamin when we face the boot camps on our difficult journeys. Ahh, take it in and make it yours today …
” … they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
Oh what promises are our from the God of creation, from the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. We dare not brush them off or take them lightly, but today, let’s jump in head-first and take God up on His divine offers of peace and strength and whatever else you need for right now.