I have had such a rough week…I posted about Sponge Bob yesterday!? The start to this advent season was so wonderfully picture-perfect…then this week I was struck with constant discouragement coming from every side. My husband reminded me that our oldest child is taking part in a huge spiritual milestone this Sunday in her baptism…why wouldn’t there be opposition? But of course! He took time to pray for me specifically this morning and it was exactly what I needed. Thank you, Lord!
I decided to read my devotional for today in Ann Vosamp’s family devotional, ‘Unwrapping The Greatest Gift’ for some different perspective. It was the story of how God had hand-selected David to be Israel’s most beloved king…and he was the kid-brother no one would have expected. Fast-forward 14 generations another long-awaited King came along that no one would have expected…born in a stable and placed in a manger. I love that while everyone else looks merely at the outside, overlooking the heart of the matter, God sees what’s on the inside. He gave me exactly what I needed today to show me that He sees me in the midst of this battle.
I don’t know what you’re facing, friend…but I do know that God does! As you prepare Him room, I pray you allow Him to enter that sacred space in your heart that only He can fill so you can unwrap the greatest gift!