What is advent? Rather than focus on holiday shopping, sales, crowds, traffic, weather, or selfies. Rediscover Christmas Learn about Jesus in celebrating His birth, the journey of His life, and the legacy He left behind. We’ll explore His identities, purpose, and destination. Please join me on an incredible Advent-ure.
Each day, I’ll read a verse, share a reflection, list an activity, and post a prayer. It’s all about encouraging you to rediscover a deeper and meaningful relationship with Jesus.
“In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.”
John 1:1-5 NLT
Jesus existed from the very beginning. Note the scripture uses words or phrases to describe Jesus exists; the Word already existed, the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through him. The Word gave life.., his life brought light to everyone.
Christ was present with God from the very beginning of creation. It is through Jesus humanity was crafted and given life. It also mentions how humanity lived in darkness, but Christ brought light to pierce the night. This, can be foretelling of how Christ has overcome the world (darkness) for He is made of pure light. He did not fear it because it only exist temporarily, while light can diminish the dark.
This, in the last verse justifies how light cannot be extinguish. No matter where you are in the dark, the light from Jesus will always find you. As we surround ourselves in the light, we will never be blinded by darkness. These words speak true about living in fear. Choose not to allow the whispers of fear grow louder then the light of hope. In hope, we can move past the dark into light, growing deeper into Faith. Jesus is there, from the very beginning, always close. All you have to do is turn towards His light casting the shadows.
Don’t be afraid. You will see the beauty of Christ illumination. Where the Father also resides. And rediscover something you never knew before, a love story written for you.
Journal/Group Discussion responses to this question: How does Jesus light in our world give us hope?
-Daily write 3 things you are Thankful for. (You may discover something new when you adjust your lens on life.)
Father, wow we discovered (I even discovered) how much of the beginning wasn’t just a coincidence. Christ was with You, Christ was You in the very beginning our existence. Just as the Word (Christ) already existed, it let’s me (and hope some of you) realize I am here for a reason.
We were written into your plans even before we appeared in the womb. Our story begins with You, as the Great Author, but you’re not finish yet. We hit some rocky, dark chapters, but those parts are small compared to the overall story. I surrender the pen to you, light up the pages with the greatest story ever. Oh I trust we learned a great deal of lessons from those tough times which is to prepare us for something greater to come. The fact we’re alive today is true testament to this, please say with me: “I was born for a greater purpose. And God is going to show me how valuable I am.” There is a light surrounding me so brightly, see how the darkness begins to retreat.
In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen 🙏🏼
Need help finding the other post from this series? Click Advent-ure to read more!
If you felt encouraged, please like, comment, and share. Just keep scrolling ☺️.
This post contains affiliate links. I love these products a lot and wanted to share them with you. Please refer to Disclaimer for more information.
Click 👉🏼 Proverbs 31:25 Journal to get yours or give as a gift.
The hat and gloves fit comfortably and the fleece material keeps the hands warm. Bonus feature: touch screen is very accurate and accessible to all phone functionality without removing the gloves. Great gift or stocking stuffer. Click here for hat and gloves.
Eliminates ingrown hairs, razor bumps, and reduce redness after shaving or waxing. There’s a cooling sensation when applied. I love the way my skin feels and looks smooth, less irritated. Perfect for men and women, Click here!
It has a soft and peaceful fragrance. This oil supports hair growth, replenishes and moisturizes my hair in the fierce cold season. My ends are where I concentrate it the most. I love the glossy finish. A little goes a long way. A great way to grow healthy hair, Click here!
Young Living : Stress Away
I love the smell of this oil. When I combine this with Lavender oil, it helps me to sleep through the entire night. Throughout the day, I’ll wear it as a fragrance. It helps to reduce stress at work. Click here!
Visit 👉🏼Teami to Save 10% off on all orders.
Use Code: TiffLee10
New customers can save 15% off when you click 👉🏼Sharing is Caring