As I jump from couch to couch, my spirit is unsettled in this season. I am not anxious or worried or tired because of my circumstance (I actually thrive in surprises and unknowns). No, my spirit is longing for Jesus. As He is singing over me, my songs respond in earnest with a yearning to be closer, held in the sovereign and sufficient hands of my Savior.
Here are some beautiful advent reflections, if you're in the mood for thinking further...
Advent Prayer Requests by Brett McCracken show a beautiful plea for the Lord's returning.
If you want to read something that seems spun in wonder instead of penned, check out Ann Voskamp's reflection What if We Renamed Christmas.
The Advent Book is a resource that has me at "an experience that brings anticipation to every day of advent."
Here's an advent devotional guide from Desiring God and Noel Piper.
I'm reflecting a bit tonight (this morning) on the nomadic life of Christ and how His home was Himself. He brought home around in His presence and then invited people in. He made His face a shining welcome and never turned anyone away. Christ invites us to understand what it means to abide in Him - to live in His presence, experience His joy, and be overwhelmed by gratitude because we do not deserve His company.
Advent is about Christ making Himself nothing so we can be made perfect in Him. And through Him, we stand before God with crazy thanksgiving and unashamed freedom.
Come, Lord Jesus. Come.
let LOVE fly like cRaZy