Fall On Your Knees

Fall on Your KneesPhoto Credit:  Alois Grudner, via Pixabay

 

This upside-down world will knock you in the gut and break your heart.

Today was one of those days.  I wanted to pick up a big eraser and wipe away the headlines.  I wanted to right a wrong.

I longed for truth and justice in a world filled with lies, confusion, and oppression.

Thankfully, this world is not my home.   One day soon, my King will come and make all things new.   He reigns over all.

So, tonight, I put on my big girl pants and stopped whining about what I cannot control.   I chose to take my eyes off my crazy, out of control circumstances, and I placed them firmly on Him.

I chose to worship Him in the midst of it all, and He softly and tenderly reminded me of what is true and right and eternally unchanging.

Perhaps you can relate.   Are you harried and troubled by your present day reality?

In the midst of it all, fall on your knees.

It’s when you look up that you remember that He taught us to love one another.  You remember that His law is love and His Gospel is peace.

Christ is King.

He will break every chain.

Christ is King.

He will crush all oppression.

A new and glorious morn is coming.

Let all that is within us praise His holy name.

Something to think about…

I am sharing “Fall on Your Knees” and joining like-minded sisters at The Weekend Brew, Spiritual Sundays, Recommendation Saturday, Faith-Filled Friday and Thriving Thursday.

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Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room

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A close friend confessed to me that she is feeling a great deal of anxiety as we draw closer to Christmas.  Her calendar is crowded, and she is not feeling “Merry and Bright.”

Can you relate?

I haven’t wrapped one single gift. I haven’t mailed any Christmas cards.  I confess that I put down the nativity without dusting the coffee table (Picture Baby Jesus among the dust bunnies.)

Maybe like me you want to push the pause button on Christmas.    I honestly wonder if being a busy bee is one of the reasons why many people back in the day missed out on  the news that their promised Messiah had come.  Perhaps even the citizens of Bethlehem needed to slow down and let go of their expectations.

I don’t want to miss Him.

Joy to the world.  The Lord is come.  Let every heart prepare Him room.

Lord, this Advent help me have the expectant heart of a pilgrim.

They asked around,

“Where can we find and pay homage to the newborn King of the Jews?

We observed a star in the eastern sky that signaled His birth.

We’re on pilgrimage to worship Him.”

Matthew 2:2

Something to think about…

Friends:  Today is the one-year anniversary of Thought-Provoking Thursday here on my blog.  Thank you for joining this community each week.  To God be the glory — great things He has done.

I am sharing “Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room” and joining like-minded sisters at The Weekend Brew, Spiritual Sundays, Recommendation Saturday, Faith-Filled Friday and Thriving Thursday.

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Have you written something thought-provoking, challenging, encouraging, or inspiring lately? Link it up here! For best results, write the title of your post in the name box. :)

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