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The Weekend Brew: What Will You Bring The King? (By Mary Geisen) — 30 Comments

  1. I want to read this post to my teen He’s succumbed to the annual list of “I wants” with little thought for what he can give in the form of worship to God. Your words are perfect and practical. Just what I wanted to say but ofcourse he doesn’t want to hear it from me. Thinking of sharing the link or using your ideas for a little heart to heart with my young man. I’ll let you know how it goes.

    • Oh yes, please share with me! I have two grown sons now but one of the things I have always talked to them about are their gifts. God chose their gifts for them and we choose how to use them to honor God. I continue to have this conversation with them as adults. I cannot think of a better way to honor God this Christmas and throughout the year than by using our gifts in an act of worship to Him. So blessed you stopped by Lisha!

    • I am praising God with you that His gifts become perfect when we set them free and use them to honor Him. I am thrilled to host The Weekend Brew with Barbie and we love having you join us here each weekend. Blessings for a wonderful week!

    • I imagine that Christmas in Haiti is amazing. What a humble way to worship God through the work that you do there. I hope you will write about your experience so I can hear more. Blessings!

  2. This is such an inspiring post, Mary. THIS is so what I want to focus on this holiday season. Thank you, sweet friend. Much love to you and Barbie. (((hugs)))

    • Amen! I love how you are digging into some of the women of the Bible. I imagine it is very enlightening. Praying that our worship for Christ is extravagant and true in intent. Much love!

  3. Hey, my sweet friend Mary. 🙂 I am so with you in longing to bring Him my very best. I think of the verse where David says, “I will not offer to the Lord that which costs me nothing.” I want to bring Him my truest heart… and my very life. Jesus, let it be a pleasing fragrance….

    Thanks for provoking my heart to worship tonight, friend. Love you.

    • Hi Dana! I honestly wished the commercialism of the holiday season did not even exist. It’s so easy to get sucked into what the world expects. Let’s pray that we remain focused on God and shine for Him through the gifts we share. Love seeing you here! Happy Weekend and birthday!

  4. Christmas joy can sometimes be elusive, but this year, as I make a conscious effort to focus on Christ and His beautiful gift to us I am excited about making new memories and discovering new ways to show my gratefulness to Him!

    Blessings, Joan

    • Joan – your story was so inspiring! I am in the process of making new holiday memories as well. Praying that we both find ways to say “thank you” each day to the God who loves us beyond measure and renews us with His grace. So blessed you are here!

  5. oh boy, did I hear my selfish reel going while I read this. Thanks for the grounding! Great post Mary. And Barbie, I miss you! But I get where you are. Just don’t stay there too long! Looking forward to your Monday posts…it will be good for you to write!

    • Mary-I love that you are here and I am blessed by your encouragement! God is good to send us reminders when we need them the most. I agree that Barbie should write-it is very healing! Praying that God leads us closer to Him during this Advent. Blessings!

    • Awe Mary, thank you. I miss my blog community. I hope that God will make a way for me to be more connected after the holidays. Love and blessings to you!

    • Thank you Ellen! For being such a simple question, I pray we are all good stewards of our gifts and in the learning and developing of these gifts, we share them with others and in the process say “thank you” in worship to God. Blessed you are here today!

  6. I imagine myself standing next to Jesus, with every breath in my body I long to love Him back in every way possible. Right there, in heaven, for eternity… Still longing. To love hard, to worship with intent. I transfer that into my days now, hoping to love others hard and meaningful just as He loves me.
    Through the years we’ve changed the way we view Christmas. Just as you said in these lovely words here, Mary, we long to make it about Jesus… our gift back to Him. And now we transfer that into our days all year long. We unwrap the gift of Christ, by listening to the Holy Spirit, all year long.
    God bless your words as you take them out to the world. Made the world hear.

  7. Amen, Mary! This is a very different Christmas for us as a family. Losing my MIL and the kids’ gram, has caused a shift in me. I can’t put my finger on it. But it’s there. Nothing will be the same. And that can be good too as I turn all my attention to Him! Blessings to you and Barbie!

    • Carrie- I am also moving into this season without my mom and I know it will be very difficult when we gather for Christmas this year. I have been praying daily for God to lead me in how my family and I can celebrate Him and in turn honor my mom’s legacy. Nothing will be the same but I pray that you also find that place where God has entered and blessed your Christmas. I love having you here for The Weekend Brew.

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