Prepare for Advent
Father, Advent reminds me that
we live in a period of eager waiting.
This time between
Your first coming and
Your second coming
is one long Advent season.
Christ has come.
He has brought us forgiveness for sin, and
He has promised to return and do away with sin forever.
He has empowered us for life and service.
He has poured out on us His own holy life,
the life of the Father,
His Holy Spirit.
And He has promised that when He returns,
we will be united with Father, Son, and Spirit
He has risen from the dead, and
we are already enjoying His new resurrection life.
But He has promised to come back and
finish His resurrection transformation.
We will be fully risen in Him,
complete in Him,
new in Him,
alive in Him
in ways we have only tasted.
During this Advent season, Father,
heighten within me
Fix my heart, mind, and daily life on our
oneness with You
in Jesus Christ.