Advent = Looking forward to Him!!!

“See, I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,” says the LORD Almighty.” Malachi 3:1

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Advent is the season to prepare our hearts to receive anew the gift of Christ. We are to focus ourselves spiritually – intentionally develop a seeking heart, a desirous spirit, an anticipation that God is about to break through into our world. Advent calls us to center on Him!

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Check out these lyrics of the classic Christmas hymn by Charles Wesley:

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Come, thou long expected Jesus,
??born to set thy people free;
??from our fears and sins release us,
??let us find our rest in thee.
??Israel?s strength and consolation,
??hope of all the earth thou art;
??dear desire of every nation,
??joy of every longing heart.

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As you move to heighten your sense of anticipation – use these Advent readings this week:
?* Malachi 3:1-4
?* Luke 1:68-79
?* Philippians 1:3-11
?* Luke 3:1-6

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Let?s all be getting reading for a meaningful Advent season!

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Peace,
?Dave

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