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Advent 2017: Waiting for God

December 24, 2017

Click here for a printable PDF of this post that includes a devotional journal page.

 

Waiting for God
is like waiting for your next heartbeat

 

Eager anticipation

Forming spiritual elation

 

A collective breath
Held throughout all creation

 

Weakness abounds in every earthly nation

All things can be done through Christ
and salvation

 

Just as a child craves to be born

This world desires
The veil to be torn

 

God give me not stillness

For apathy is death

 

Let me feel purpose

Until my last breath

 

Loneliness weighs
Like the stone of a mill

The struggle isn't just

Between you and your will

 

Sin is the world

Tempting the flesh

Soul, spirit and body

together must mesh

 

To stand fast against sin is a battle to heed

But we must have a Captain
A Savior to lead

 

The gift that is given

Shall be received
A love I can not

Begin to perceive

 

New time, new day, new page, new way

As much as the trees promise new leaves

The Father will heal
This world that grieves

 

Jesus was sent
to intercede
This certainly is
A Merry Christmas indeed

 

 

Connor Murphy has learned some very important lessons since he began apprenticing Jesus. Two that stand out: God wants to speak with us more than we want to speak with him, and God doesn't promise that faith will make all things easy, but possible.

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