Sunday, November 27, 2011

What Are YOU Expecting?

Matthew 25:13
Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.

Today marks the first Sunday of Advent. Yes, it is unusual to have this season begin in November, but that's simply how the four weeks play out this year. While traditional Advent calendars begin on December 1st, I have place a link at the bottom of today's devotion which will start you on a journey of inspiration beginning this very day!

The season of Advent is a time of preparation. Our minds and hearts are once again on the road to Bethlehem. Our destination? Christmas Day and the welcoming of our beloved Savior into the world.

But, Advent is more than the Christmas story. It is also the time to prepare our hearts, minds, and souls for the day when the Lord will return. The Second Coming.

It is a time of watching. Of waiting. Of expectation.

We know not the day nor the hour . . .

It could be a thousand years from now.

It could be tomorrow.

It could be now . . .

Are you ready?

I hope you will take time this season to reflect, to pray, to prepare for the coming of the Lord.

There was no room for Him at the inn. But, will you offer Him room in your heart?

Will you pray with me?
During this season of Advent, Lord, let us not succumb to the distractions of the secular world. Allow our focus to stay on Your coming into the world to redeem us. Let us meditate upon Your promise to come again. Create within us clean hearts where there is plenty of room for You. Amen.

Daily Advent Study: http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Christianity/Advent/Advent-Calendar.aspx

Readings
Psalms 146, 147 or 111, 112, 113
Isaiah 1:1-9
2 Peter 3:1-10
Matthew 25:1-13


5 comments:

  1. Great post. Advent is definitely an important time of inner reflection. May we all take the time to meditate on the glory of our Lord.

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  2. Hi, Jessica, and thanks for stopping by today. :)
    Yes, I do hope and pray that everyone will take time out during the hustle and bustle of the season to just be still and know He is God.
    Blessings to you!

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  3. How easy it is to get lost in the secular culture of Jesus' birth! Love your post and it's reminder to stay focused and what really matters. Christmas should be an inner as well as an outward celebration.

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  4. Hi, Lynne! Thanks so much for stopping by today.
    I'm so glad you enjoyed this post. I believe it is imperative for us as Christians to focus on the real reason for the season. Each year, I work on slowing down just that much more. Have yet to be disappointed! :)
    Blessings to you!

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  5. Very true...and I agree to what Lynne has to say...

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