Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Advent Day 18 - Prepare the Way

Week of JOY

“I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,” says the Lord Almighty.  MALACHI 3:1-2


We prepare for many things in life...  school...  athletic events...   musical performances...  interviews...  important events...

In this season of advent, the year is 2013.  We await the celebration of the birth of the Messiah and remember God's faithfulness.  He had been promised long ago and arrived just as God promised. 

Advent is a season that reminds us to prepare for the coming of the Lord - - the coming of His birth - - and His second coming in the fullness of God's time.

God's consistent faithfulness in the past gives us assurance of his faithfulness in the future.  The things he has promised that have not yet been fulfilled.  We can trust that what the Lord says is true and He ALWAYS does what He says He will do!

We live in a culture that no longer waits patiently.  
There is JOY in waiting and preparing for good things to come!

But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.  The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.  2 PETER 3:8-9

Let the season of Advent be a reminder of to wait expectantly and in so doing, 
prepare for the relationship with Jesus that will last for eternity!  

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