As we begin our Advent season together today, I wanted to emphasize the true meaning of the season. Advent implies expectation. The coming of Christ. The expectation of a new birth. It’s a season of re-remembering once again that we serve a God that wants us to be faith-filled and expectant of what he’ll do for, through and around us. That is why he started telling the world through prophets, hundreds of years before Jesus came, that he would bring a Messiah.
This a season for re-learning to live with anticipation of our God. He’s never late and always on time, but he’s rarely on OUR time.
What are you expecting God to do in your life? Are you living with any expectation at all?
As we navigate into this together, take the time this season to ask God not just what he wants to do for you, but what he wants to do through you. That’s where the adventure and the power most often lies. Expect him to show up when we ask the right questions with the right heart…he always does.
I noticed Malachi 3:1 today on the front page of the Bible app and found it so applicable. “Look! I am sending my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. Then the Lord you are seeking will suddenly come to his Temple. The messenger of the covenant, whom you look for so eagerly, is surely coming,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.
Look eagerly…He is surely coming!