It was the 3rd of December when I realized I was already behind on my Advent reading. I was reading a devotional on my own, that I had missed that morning for whatever reason. And, my family and I were planning to read one together each night after dinner.
We read the introduction on November 30th, and that’s as far as we had gotten.
I would love to tell you that life with four teenagers is crazy, that I had a horrible migraine and a pinched nerve in my neck, but those are just excuses. Not that they aren’t true, but I know we always make time for what’s important to us, and I didn’t like what I was seeing.
Before the guilt set in too deep, I had to remind myself of God’s grace.
The whole purpose of Christmas is God becoming man to live the life He knew we couldn’t live, die to pay the price for our sins, and rise to give us new life. He came to reunite us with a perfect and holy God, because we will never measure up. Failure is inevitable, but because of Jesus, we can rest in His saving grace.
I’m almost caught up on my Advent readings, but I know Christmas isn’t dependent on me.
When Jesus died on the cross, He said, “It is finished.”
Wherever this advent season finds you, I pray that you are resting in His grace.
An Advent Mindset
My failure and God’s faithfulness is what came to mind when I read this week’s featured post.
Sarah Geringer is doing a four week Advent series on her blog, and I loved the one she linked up last Friday.
When Mary went to visit her cousin Elizabeth, Elizabeth prophesied and Mary prayed. Sarah took Mary’s prayer and color coded it, making it come alive in a whole new way.Check out this color coded prayer from Mary this Advent season… Click To Tweet
Are You Up For Some Family Fun This Holiday Season?
Christmas is right around the corner. If you’re looking for something to do with your family over the holiday, consider teaching them how to make their own t-shirt or decorate a coffee mug. Everyone will walk away with keepsakes and memories, which will make this holiday a hit.
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Let’s Talk About Jesus…
We are putting together an anthology that’s all about putting our faith into words.