Advent Season 2019

Today is the first Sunday of Advent.

Advent is the period of four Sundays and weeks before Christmas (or sometimes from the 1st December to Christmas Day!). Advent means ‘Coming’ in Latin. This is the coming of Jesus into the world. Christians use the four Sundays and weeks of Advent to prepare and remember the real meaning of Christmas.

I Will Give Thanks!

With my mouth I will give thanks abundantly to the LORD ; And in the midst of many I will praise Him. (Psalms 109:30 NASB)

May we not be silent this day and in the days ahead. May ALL who are around us know Who we thank and Who we praise!

This is not just in Church…but everywhere that we happen to be! WE are the Church!!

Our Thanksgiving and Praise should not be shaped and molded by where we are or what circumstances we may find ourselves in.

Our Thanksgiving and Praise is a response to WHO GOD IS!

This Scripture says, With my mouth…” Thanksgiving and Praise is meant to be SPOKEN!

Out of our hearts, our mouths speak. (Based on Luke 6:45).

What is in our hearts today? May our words express our love of our God!

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THANKFUL!

The “official” Thanksgiving Day is over…but we have many more days to celebrate our thankfulness! It all depends on where our focus lies. We will have many opportunities to see and experience things and circumstances we are NOT thankful for. But, we can choose to be thankful in the middle of them because we have Someone who will walk with us through them and Who will give us the strength to overcome!!

As we begin the journey towards CHRISTmas….may we continue to be thankful as we focus on WHO this season is all about!! I am thankful for my Lord & Savior, Jesus, and I celebrate His physical birth upon this earth and His spiritual birth within each of us!!

May we spread His love and the Good News during the coming days. If not us…then who?