The season of advent for me is a season of great joy.Not the joy of shopping or the joy of too much turkey and mince pies but the joy of knowing that the King of Glory came down and dwelt among us.
The one who was so rich with all the blessings of heaven that he gladly left behind to become poor and dwell amongst us ... He came to show us the way. ... So look to Him this advent season and not to what you have or don't have and know the real joy of Christmas ... Jesus Christ our Lord our Saviour .
In our lives we have lots of noise .... TV , Radio , Facebook, Twitter, snapchat ... It is becoming harder and harder to sit in silence before The Lord and to know his peace.
I am always fascinated by the account of the building of the temple by Solomon. All the stones where placed one on top of the other in complete silence. The presence of God causes us to marvel and wonder and worship in silence.
1 Kings 6:7
" When the house was built, it was with stone prepared at the quarry, so that neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron was heard in the house while it was being built."
The wisdom from heaven if heeded would cause us not to fuel the fires of gossip . Don't talk about someone behind their back. Even if you have been wronged. Instead give them to God in prayer . He is the one we should talk to. So stop putting the wood on your fire today and watch how the peace of God works.
Phil has a knack of persuading me to do the unusual when it comes to serving The Lord. This time we dressed up for the carnival whilst a team of folk handed out good news to all who would take a leaflet.
Great day and our float won second prize. Well done Tee.