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 promised Messiah’s entrance.
The Christmas season of Advent officially begins four Sundays before Christmas. 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’ll 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, and 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 this “season” between Advents.
Will you join me?
Just a reminder that you can hear us on an interview with “Focus on the Family” today and tomorrow. I hope you’ll encourage friends, or couples who may be struggling or have lost hope in their marriage, to tune in and listen. You can listen online by going to this link. We waited many years for God to work in our marriage—and He did a gracious and amazing work.
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