Arise, cry out in the night, at the beginning of the night watches!
Pour out your heart like water before the presence of the Lord!
Lift your hands to him for the lives of your children, who faint for hunger at the head of every street.

Lamentations 2:19 ESV

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Standing in Joy, Unshaken

The countdown until Christmas will soon be in the single digits! I’m sure you’re already “feeling it” by now. So, I thought I’d share with you what is on the front of my planner for this academic year—

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Take this as a reminder for yourself to find your REST in the Lord. Amidst all the “to dos” and gatherings, if you are losing your joy, pick up your water of life, the Word of God, and take some time to rest at the feet of Jesus, the One all the to do is about.
Breathe in His verve, His energy, His sparkle.
The Moms in Prayer Leader’s Guide says that “just as your body needs water every single day to stay hydrated and healthy, your spirit needs living water from God’s Word and from His Spirit every single day.” It is from Him that you will receive the “richest moments of your day,” and from there you will be able go forth with unhindered boldness to celebrate with your family the advent of our King!
My prayer for you this Christmas season is that you will remember your Strength of Life, your Forza di Vita, amidst all the fun of the celebration of His first coming. May He, then, show you He truly is your all-sufficient God, the One who can pour on astonishing blessings! (2 Corinthians 9:8 The Message) May you stand in joy and not be shaken!