A week from Thanksgiving, I can feel the pressure of the Christmas season bearing down on us.
Our family is 2 adults, 3 kids, 5 sets of grandparents, and more cousins than I can count, scattered over 6 states. Like yours, my Christmas involves lists and recipes and travel and gift wrap and parties, and perhaps more festivity than one woman can handle.
It’s easy for me to lose Jesus in the middle of all of that.
I learned a long time ago that I need to set aside time in December to sit still. To be quiet. To make space for my soul, to reserve some of my attention for prayer, journaling, God’s Word.
My celebration of Jesus on December 25th is so much richer and more meaningful when I make room, daily, to turn my eyes to Jesus throughout the month of December.
Would you like to join me in observing Advent this year? I invite you to clear some space in your December to listen, to be quiet, to turn your eyes to Jesus. Come, celebrate Advent with me?
Traditionally, the Christian Church has observed Advent in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Advent is a time of waiting. Waiting for the celebration of the birth of Christ. Remembering the years humanity spent waiting for the Messiah King. Reminding ourselves that we wait still, for Jesus to fulfill His Kingdom and redeem and restore this earth and His people.
With that in mind, I’ve written an Advent study exploring different aspects of Waiting On God.
“Waiting on God: A 4 Week Advent Devotional” will walk us through the weeks leading up to Christmas, inviting us to sit with Jesus, to welcome Him into our Christmas preparations, allowing us to make space to listen to Him and respond.
Sign up here to receive Waiting on God: An Advent Devotional for free. From Monday 11/27 through Monday 12/25, you’ll receive an email with that day’s devotional. Each will include a scripture to meditate on, my devotional thoughts, and journaling prompts to lead you deeper into your own experience of waiting on God through the advent season.
I am making the entire study available for sale as a PDF download, for those of you who prefer a study that you can hold in your hands.
I have loved putting this together for you – I hope you’ll join me!