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Wait With Me?

I’m so glad you chose to pull up this post today and sit with me. Let’s pause for just a bit. Let’s be still. In the moments we have together here, let’s linger a little while. I want us to slow down these next few weeks here on the blog and soak in the moments of Advent.

Let’s be still and prepare our hearts to celebrate the “Coming One” and to anticipate His future return.

This month, as we enter the Christmas season, I want it to be about much more than lights and shopping. I want to experience Advent with you here on the blog. Advent means “approach” or “coming.” Celebrating Advent gives us the opportunity to thoughtfully reflect on the first coming of our Lord to the world as the infant King.

The Christmas season of Advent begins four Sundays before Christmas (that was yesterday). But any date on the calendar is the right time to turn your heart and focus toward the One who brings us this special season. Advent encourages us to continually abide in Christ’s presence through the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Advent invites us to anticipate Jesus’ final coming which we see in Revelation 19.

Advent is a season of joy-filled, confident expectancy.  

This month, we will travel together through redemptive history and spend time with women who prepared the way of the first Advent. These are all women I admire. Women who were chosen to play a part in the grand story, some who carried the seed of redemption in their wombs. I want to learn from these women. And I want to learn more about God’s heart as I observe how He interacted with them.

I want to see how God used these women as they anticipated the first Advent, as they were in a long season of “waiting” for His appearance.

The Old Testaments saints waited.

The prophets waited.

All of creation waited.

I’m inviting you friends to spend a season of waiting with me.

I’m inviting you to join me, let’s be still as we wait and seek to know Him more. The King has come, we are no longer waiting for His first Advent, but we now live in a season of waiting for His return. While we wait, let’s see what He has in store for us in the season between Advents.

Will you join me?

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13 Comments

  • Gail

    I’m glad to have this reminder today as we begin the Advent season. I definitely need to slow down and focus on God and His presence. Thank you!

  • Tambra

    I tried to post earlier it wouldn’t post my comment , but Maybe it will post now. I am excited to dive in!! I want to see God’s presence in the Christmas atmosphere more than anything this year!! Love Rev 19 such an awesome and exciting picture of worship and celebration! And it is the revealing of Christ meeting with His bride!!! Give us more!!!

  • Kimberly Wagner

    “Expectant pleasure . . .” I love the sound of that! Yes, our waiting shouldn’t be with impatience, anxiety, or frustration, but filled with expectant pleasure. Thank you, Vicki, for joining me, but also for bringing me this reminder of what my predominant heart condition should be during Advent!

  • Vivian Etherington

    I am definitely in! So grateful for your blog, Kim! I am reading John Piper’s daily Advent readings, the Dawning of Indestructible Joy, aloud to my kids to help them to have a right focus; maybe I will add this too!

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Oooh, the Piper readings sound great, I need to check those out! Glad to have you joining us, Viv! Hope to hear how God is at work as we celebrate Jesus in this season together ~

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Hello, Gail ~

    So glad you’re joining us to celebrate Jesus in this Advent season! I look forward to hearing how He is working as we “wait expectantly” together.

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Hello, Tambra ~

    Had a few kinks on the blog lately, but I think things are getting smoothed out! We should be able to share the post using the social media buttons now.

    So excited you’re joining us! Praying we will see Him day by day as we discover how He worked in preparing His people for His first Advent.

    So thankful that He came and that He is coming again!!

  • Vicki

    Thank you, Vivian, for the lead on the Piper readings. It’s still available as a free e-book. I’m adding it to my morning quiet time during this Advent Season.