The more we know the Lord, the more we will fall in love with Him. The more we fall in love with Him, the more we want to be like Him. The more we know the Lord, the greater our confidence in His plan for us. The more we know the Lord, the less appealing the idols around us. I believe this is the heart of Micah’s message. It is why I want to know the Lord a little better every day.
I don’t know anyone who enjoys waiting. Ann waited on hold for 30 minutes yesterday during a call to an insurance company – she wasn’t happy. I always try to guess which lane at a red light is going to start the fastest. I do the same thing in the grocery store. There seem to be better things to do with my time than wait.
Waiting is hard. It seems like a waste. Yet the Lord constantly uses waiting as a key ingredient in growing His people. Advent is largely about waiting. God’s people waited for the coming of the Messiah. God’s people wait again for His return. But our waiting is not passive and it is not pointless. It is not a waste. The Lord uses our waiting. That is the theme we will explore this Advent. We will look at how the Lord used waiting as His people anticipated the Messiah and how He uses waiting today.
WHY ISN’T THERE A CHRISTMAS BRUNCH?
How to pray for FBC
The Children’s Ministry is working hard on the Christmas Program. The program is always terrific. Please pray that it is fun for the kids and impactful on all who are involved and all who attend.
How to pray for our Community
Of course, Christmas is a time when even those who don’t usually come to church will show up. Let’s pray that the Lord draws many people to area churches this year. Pray for effectiveness in the churches throughout East Texas this Christmas season. Churches are not in competition with one another. We all serve the Lord and His purposes.
How to pray for our World
This is a great time to pray for peace on earth.