Yesterday at church, our pastor (Mike Glenn), made two comments that stuck with me. Here they are.
1. Our lives are so full that if someone wanted to give us Jesus for Christmas we wouldn't have room for Him.
2. The first step to take hold of Christ is to let go of everything else.
These statements struck me as we celebrated the first week of Advent. I had to honestly look at my life and wonder how long after I walked out of church would I still be thinking about the sermon, and if I would take any steps to process the Scripture we covered on my own. I also asked myself if I would have time for Jesus this Christmas.
I appreciated this sermon on the first Sunday of Advent because it gives me a chance to get my priorities straight now before the season is over.
So as we journey through this Advent Season, I am wondering if you will join me in examining your life and your priorities this Advent Season. Here is where I am starting. Today, I am going to start reading through the birth of Christ. Many times I wait until Christmas Eve to read this story, but in an effort to keep my eyes on Jesus this season, I am going to start off the season reading this story.
Will you join me? If you want to join me, then open your Bible today and read through Luke 2. If you don't have a Bible near you or at all, then you can look up Luke 2 on www.biblegateway.com.
I'm going to cut this blog short today because I want you to spend more time in the Bible today than you do reading this blog.
Let's ask God to make us aware of the things that are filling up our lives and crowding out our Lord. I'll meet you back here tomorrow.