- STOP doing what you have always done at Advent/Christmas. This may come as a shocker but if you mix up your traditions at a holiday, you might experience more peace and less boredom. I am not advocating that you skip church or do anything un-spiritual. I am asking you to stop doing things out of habit and do them because they worship God and bring life to others.
- LOOK for opportunities to serve others. Holidays are a very vulnerable and sometimes depressing time of the year for the elderly, sick, homeless, or those with financial struggles. It is much easier to give a Christmas present than it is to get involved in someone’s life. This is why it is much more rewarding and soul-shaping to our faith journeys if we get messy. Serve at a soup kitchen or donate food or clothing to homeless people in your community. Look for ways to bless others who need it the most.
- LISTEN for God’s voice. I know this sounds pretty common sense since we are in the middle of Advent but we need to be reminded of why we celebrate the Season. In a world that is so quick to record and capture everything with social media, do we ever let God capture us and speak to us? Do we ever shut our mouths and just be still in His presence? Don’t get caught up in the mess that we have turned the Season into; be who you are in Christ.
Copyright 2019 Jason Weirich
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Jason is the founder of Java and Jesus. He loves Jesus, coffee, his wife & two children. He enjoys helping people experience freedom in Christ. Java and Jesus is a resource and not meant to be a replacement for the fellowship & community that one experiences in a church. Blogs, podcasts, & spiritual direction are a few of the resources that are offered by Java and Jesus.