What an amazing time we are living in. Challenging, distancing, very different from our normal life. There is a pandemic going on , social unrest, Political warfare, economic disaster and loneliness all around us. It is enough to make you want to give up. There really is nothing normal about the state of affairs right now, but we as Christians know that this is when God shows up and does his best work. If you really study scripture you see that this is not the first time for the craziness that we are going through right now. God has dealt with this stuff generation after generation. He knows how to handle it and he will. He just asks us to remain faithful and trust him. Faith is not really faith, if we know what is going to happen. Faith is really faith when we have to give it to God and know that he will take care of it. God’s ways are always the best ways and we have to trust him to show up and do what is best.
Dealing with life the way it is right now would be nerve racking without faith and knowing that God is present with us and it is HIS world. He just asks us to remain faithful and watch for HIS presence. Our job is not to fix others--it is to lead them to a relationship with God and to allow God to do what he is going to do in their lives. To love God with all of our Heart, Mind and Soul, and to love one another as He loves us. To really care for one another and genuinely look out for each others needs both physically and spiritually; to do for one another what God would do for us.
As we begin our Advent season and we wait for our Messiah to come, it is a great time to reevaluate how we are doing at putting our faith in Jesus Christ and the promises that he has made throughout scripture. How are we being Christ for others. How are we taking our faith into our daily lives and living for God’s kingdom. We as human beings are by nature selfish and impatient. We want what we want and we want it now. Jesus wants us to trust him and to put our faith in him and wait for him to act. It is a great lesson to learn both in todays society and in our lives in general. God knows what is best and he will be there every time. We just need to slow down and let God be God and let him do what he is doing. May we try some new practice this advent season, may we spend more time in prayer, read more of his scripture, and try to help out someone new during advent.
Advent is that time that we wait for the coming of Christ, but it is not a time to be idle. Christ has called us to action and he is watching to see what we are doing with the gifts that he has given to us. Gifts for the greater Glory of God.
In Christ’ Love
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