December 1, 2014
Life's been crazy for me, as I'm sure you can all understand. Lots of stress and lots to do, and not much time to do it all. And as the holiday season gears up, I know it's only going to be crazier.
And it's not just my life, but my faith, too. I've been feeling distant and icky inside and I hate how easy it's been for me to turn to sin instead of staying strong and clinging to God and His truths.
I was weary this past weekend, ready for a revival and refreshment. And when I opened up SheReadsTruth Saturday night, I knew instantly that God was listening to me, even though I hadn't yet said one word.
The season of Advent is one that I celebrate with my family and have been since I was a child, lighting a wreath of candles, singing Christmas music from our old hymnal books, and just remembering the reason for the season. But that tradition became too much of a routine recently, I was just going with the motion and didn't let the truth of His arrival on earth sink in.
Reading SheReadsTruth not only invigorated me, but made me realize how much He wants me. How much He wants me to come to Him, despite my burdens, my sin, my attitude. Jesus wants to heal, to forgive, to love and all I need to do is come. Simply come.
And when I realized that it was that simple, I did. And it was one of those moments that deserved a blog post, if you know what I'm talking about. It was a moment that reminded me that we're all human and all in need of Jesus, our Savior.
My hope for this season (among these other holiday goals!) is that I remember how He came to this sinful world not to scold or condemn, but to love, heal, and invite us into His arms.
And my hope is that you feel that, too.