(Today, I’m letting you in on a little preview of Abiding Joy – Pondering the Birth of Jesus. It’s a 20 day advent devotion I wrote this past year, after feeling like the Christmas season was RUSHING past me, and I had no time or space to ponder Christ’s birth. I hope you enjoy the introduction. Come back next week for Day One!)
What does your heart long for this season?
This year (and every year it seems) I hope for a slower pace. The busyness of the season always seems to do me in. Usually the end of November and the beginning of December find me already rush, rush, rushing around with a to do list a mile long. There is no extra time, and the weekends are booking up fast. There are a lot of fun things on the calendar, times for fellowship with others.
But I find that I don’t leave enough margin in my schedule to slow down. To ponder the miracle of Christ’s birth; the babe in the manger; Immanuel, God with us. I long to be filled with childlike awe and wonder.
I want to treasure the truth of Christ this year, pondering in my heart who He is. I want to see Jesus with the eyes of a child, beholding Him for the first time.
This season I want to behold Jesus, not looking at all I have to do, but remembering all He has done.
Join me this year, as we joyfully abide with Him.
You can click on the graphic below to receive this free, 20 day PDF devotion in your inbox on December 1. It’s my gift to you. I pray it blesses you tremendously!