Advent Starts in the Heart

The Advent season of preparing for Jesus’ birth is a time for reflection on our lives and our own rebirth in Christ. Use each day leading up to Christmas day as time to look back only with a mind of looking ahead, growing, and positively moving forward. It’s a time to recommit to Jesus and focus your life in starting the New Year off on the right foot. It’s a time to strengthen your connection with God and reconnect with Him if you strayed. It’s simply a time to renew, starting in your heart.

There are a lot of distractions this time of year—eating too much at Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the list goes on. The important thing is to work through the distractions in remembering what this time is about. There’s a reason why there is a “Christ” in CHRISTmas. It should be a season of remembering, giving, and rebirth.

I’m not suggesting detaching from the world. Quite the opposite. I’m talking about being a shining example of what this time of year should really be about.

Use this Advent season wisely. Start today. And have a GREAT one!  

Make Every Day Advent

We look at Advent especially at this time of year as a celebration at Christmas of the birth of Christ. Going forward, I am trying to make every day Advent by celebrating Jesus Christ in my life. Not some “holy roller” type of celebration but just a nod every day that I want, and need, Jesus in my life. I have found the hard way that life only has meaning when Jesus is in it. When he’s in my life there is light. When I shut Jesus out of my life it gets pretty dark.

That’s all for today. An Advent day. Make it a GREAT one!