Holy Lord, as we light the Advent candles this season, grant us new sight to better see Your glory in all things. Open our senses so that we may recognize in all we hear, touch, taste, and smell the hope and promise that is Emmanuel. Lord, let us be as children again, experiencing Your perfect world again with awe for the first time. In Your name, Amen.
*from the daily Advent email I’m receiving
Dear Lord, as we begin our Advent journey, help us to remember to be Your humble servants and remain faithful to You through all trials and tribulations. May we be just in our actions and may our deeds reflect Your glory. Amen.
Lord, inspire in me holy dreams. Help me to be attentive to how those dreams move me inside. And then guide me as I discern how best to realize those dreams in my life, in small ordinary ways. Amen.
*from the daily Advent Devotional email that I am receiving
No necesito más de nada, solamente más de Ti.
"As we begin to pray at specific times each day with regularity, the by-product is that our awareness of God’s presence and work is heightened and our likelihood to call on him, praise him, thank him, rest in him, and remember him is vastly increased."
-R. Douglas Jones, Dawn to Dark: A Book of Christian Prayer
Descansar implica que has cesado de dejar de dudar y has dejado de ser influidos por realidades del presente. No hay ninguna inseguridad que esté fuera de la capacidad de sanar de Dios. Nada es demasiado difícil para Él. Dios dice: «He aquí que yo soy Jehová, Dios de toda carne, ¿habrá algo que sea difícil para mí?» (Jeremías 32.27).
“Instead of dissecting Scripture, we need to let Scripture dissect us—our thoughts and attitudes, our dreams and desires, our fears and hopes. Too often we approach stories like this one [God calling Abraham to sacrifice Isaac] as if God is on trial, but it’s not His character that is in question. It’s our character that is on the stand.”
All In, Mark Batterson, p. 41