coming of the lord

Prepare for The Coming of the Lord

Is your heart prepared?

“Live by the Spirit . . . The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” Galatians 5:16,22-23

It seems that once we have finished with Thanksgiving, we are suddenly barreling headlong toward Christmas. At times it can feel like we’re on a runaway train and can’t find the emergency brake.

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Stop.

Breathe.

Close your eyes.

Sit for a moment in quietness.

Give thanks to God once again for His many blessings. Now, think on the blessings yet to come.

Advent is a time of preparation for the coming of the Lord.

As we get all the physical preparations tackled for Christmas… the decorations, the shopping, the parties, the gifts and wrapping, the food, the programs… let us not forget to prepare our hearts!

Approach this Christmas with a heart already full of the fruit of the Spirit. Jesus came to earth so long ago, the tiny Prince of Peace, so that we could live lives full of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

Be thankful for the Coming of our Lord and Savior this Christmas, and let your life glow like a Christmas tree with the fruit of the Spirit!

Are you ready for the coming of the Lord?

Glenae Atchison

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4 thoughts on “Prepare for The Coming of the Lord

  1. Rebecca Hastings says:

    I appreciate this challenge to truly prepare my heart. It’s easy to get swept up in the current and wonder why things feel off on Christmas. Choosing to prepare what matters most can make all the difference.

  2. Patsy Burnette says:

    YES! Where’s the emergency break!? I needed this today, Glenae! I needed the reminders to stop, breathe, close my eyes and sit in just a moment in quietness. Thank you!

    Pinned.

    Thanks for linking up at InstaEncouragements!

  3. BettieG says:

    Yes, He is asking us to be prepared, to let Him prepare our hearts and make us ready for His 2nd coming too! May I listen for His prompting. Thank you for this timely reminder.

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