Ginrich's Devotional Blog

December 22, 2011

Advent 24

Filed under: Advent,Bible,Christ,Christmas,Jesus — by ginrich @ 2:34 am
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John 3:21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.”

 

Before I came to Jesus as my Lord, I played my life as many different characters.  I grew up in church and rarely missed a Sunday.  I was very active as a leader and sometimes an employee in churches.  I believed Jesus to be the Son of God but I didn’t understand the concept of surrender to Him as Lord.  What others saw in me was not who I was but who I wanted them to think I was.  I also was sure to get the credit for all “I did” in the church.  After I came to Jesus as my Lord, after I really surrendered my life, my heart and my mind to Him I no longer wanted to play my life out as other characters.  Now, what people see in me is what they get; is what I am.  I also am sure to acknowledge that all I do is by God’s grace alone.  I can do no good thing in and of myself.  As part of our Advent preparation let us take time to ask God to reveal any shadows in us that still need His Light.  This will help us to be part of His preparation for His Son’s coming to establish His Kingdom on earth.

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