I’m so glad that our heavenly father isn’t like me when I’m hiring someone for an open position. When we desire a good and godly thing, He might say not yet or even no, like I do. But He never is done with us, His children.
The snow was falling, and if I hadn’t been driving, I might have seen the beauty that was all around me. But I was driving, and my challenge at that moment wasn’t to see beauty, but to figure out how I could stay in my lane…
Faith is a gift from God by his grace that grows as you see him more clearly. It is not something you muster on your own. Your faith doesn’t grow by trying harder but by a persistent focus on God as he really is.
It happens nearly every Christmas season almost without fail. As we start singing treasured carols there will be one small phrase that grabs my heart and attention in a peculiar way. That one phrase will stick in my head and heart, becoming a devotional ‘anchor’ through all of Advent to impact my thinking, reading and praying up to Christmas. This year was no different.