Today's Passage: Malachi 4:1-3
I am so thankful! Today I got to do my devos in the caf (thanks Jamie!), enjoying the beautiful sunlight streaming in from the large windows all along one wall. It's amazing sometimes how when you're in a public space, you can feel both alone and completely surrounded.
The Bible is one big, very long and true story ... But, so often we take it in pieces - just one book or chapter or verse at a time. And sometimes that means we miss the big picture. -SheReadsTruth Advent Reading Plan
This was a good reminder of just how important it is to read the Old Testament. It is all building up towards revealing Jesus Christ and is all a part of the story. It was neat to read yet another promise from God. A promise of Good News for the believers, and a promise of fire for the non-believers. I see this as a testament of the goodness of God, and the urgency with which we should spread the gospel to grow God's kingdom.
This is a tough part of the gospel, truthfully. That God will separate the unsaved from the saved, the unrighteous from the righteous. But like my pastor said, if it's truth, then it is preferable to scare into Heaven, than love into Hell. I wrestle with presenting this aspect all the time, but here it is!
It has been such a struggle for me to publicly do my devotions (blogging about them), but I am so glad that I can share some of them with you. I want to live an authentic Christian life, and part of that is to not hide behind closed doors (Matthew 5:15).
Thanks so much for bearing with me! <3
Saturday 1: What is the significance of Christmas to you?
Sunday 2: Make a handmade Christmas card
Monday 3: Share from devotions
Tuesday 4: Take a picture of your city dressed up for Christmas
Wednesday 5: Go to the library
Thursday 6: Share from devotions
Friday 7: Treat self to a Starbucks holiday drink
Saturday 8: Write a letter to Santa!
Sunday 9: Share a cup of peppermint hot chocolate with a friend
Monday 10: Share from devotions
Tuesday 11: Share your favourite Christmas movie
Wednesday 12: Favourite Christmas song, why?
Thursday 13: Share from devotions
Friday 14: Do sit-ups for the length of a Christmas song
Saturday 15: Bake Christmas cookies
Sunday 16: Go to the gym, relax and de-stress
Monday 17: Share from devotions
Tuesday 18: Favourite childhood Christmas memory
Wednesday 19: Spend time at the campus coffeeshop
Thursday 20: Share from devotions
Friday 21: Movie night
Saturday 22: Cook a meal for the family
Sunday 23: Celebrate Christmas with close friends
Monday 24: Family festivities
Tuesday 25: Christmas Day