I am so thankful that you came. I still have a hard time wrapping my brain around the fact that You would leave your throne in heaven and come to earth for someone like me. I sometimes feel unlovable. I mess up more times than I can count on one hand, all in the same day, and yet you are always right here offering grace and forgiveness.
As we enter this season of Advent and Christmas, my heart yearns to slow down and to be with You. Yet, I find myself caught up in the struggle of the demands of daily living and the yearning of my own heart. People say that you make time for what is important. You are important Lord, so why then do I stay busy? Why do I run away from your open arms of love and grace?
Will you come, dear Jesus, and deliver me from my selfish and self-centered ways? Will you come and clean out the cluttered places of my heart — those places that are holding on to lost hopes, missed opportunities, and unfulfilled dreams? I want to learn to live in the moment. I want every moment to take my breath away. My heart is cluttered, messy and dark at times. I offer it to You, Lord. Come and make me new.
As I prepare to unwrap gifts wrapped in brightly colored paper all held together with beautiful ribbons and bows, will You remind me that You are The Greatest Gift. You are the One, the only One, who can hold me together and satisfy the yearning deep inside my heart. I need a fresh touch from you today Jesus.
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I can be so short with my children, so self-centered and lazy, so impatient and unpredictable. I want to obey Your Word, always. Come and revive me once again. May Your Word breathe life and hope into My Spirit and may the words I speak and my actions always reflect Your glory.
I wait for You, dear Jesus. Will You come?