“Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with Thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!” Psalm 95:1&2 ESV
We just back back from a week long trip to visit family in Florida for Thanksgiving. With four kids, it’s a trip we haven’t made in while. As my kids are getting older, I am more aware of how quickly time is passing. I was grateful to get away and have a break from the routine. Time seemed to slow down. It didn’t matter if we were crammed into a bedroom at Grandma’s house or in the van for hours. We were together and my heart was full. The closer we got to home, I found myself getting anxious for the mundane and craziness of daily life to set back in. But, I was forgetting that my real rest is found in the presence of Jesus.
As advent begins and I am tempted to be drawn into how the world is telling me to prepare for Christmas…I pray that I would quiet my heart and savor the season. Because, no matter what gifts I give my children. Nothing will compare to Jesus.
Dear Father, forgive me when I take my focus off of You. I want to have a thankful heart. Thank you for this time to reflect on Your unfailing love for me. How You sent Your son to earth as a tiny baby, to have a relationship with me. Help me to prioritize my relationship with You, as well as the relationships You have given me…this season and always. Amen.