Merry Christmas, Prayer Warriors!

Will You not Yourself revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You? Psalm 85:6

Do you ever ask God a question? You’ve probably asked a few whys, how come, how long? I know I have. As I read the verse above, I love how the psalmist petitions God “revive us”! Many a day as I sojourn on this earth, going through the valleys of Baca (tears), going through days of unfulfilled expectations, perhaps seeing dark clouds surrounding me and feeling depleted of strength, I have cried out “Revive Me”. Don’t get me wrong, I have had many cup runneth over days of pure joy

too! But as a regular gal, we can many times hover over those dark times. But reading the whole verse, I love how the psalmist says “that Your people may rejoice in You”. See how he brings us back to the purpose of asking to be revived? So we can rejoice in our God! So we can bring glory to Him, remember all He has done for us and praise Him. The reviving isn’t just to make ME feel better, no, it’s about Him. Revive me so I have strength and joy to worship You. Don’t revive me just to change my circumstance, but revive me so my focus can switch from woe is me, to You are my King.

Our pilgrimage, our time on this earth, is to be about God. That is what the scriptures remind us over and over again. It’s not about me-what can I accomplish, how perfect my life can be, how much can I accumulate, how much fun I can experience. No, it’s to be about honoring, revering, praising, worshipping and living according to His will for my life. As we step into Christmas, let’s remember this season is about Him. Let’s unwrap His presence, His glory, His majesty, His love, His forgiveness.

Come and join us on December 16th at 8:30 a.m. for a time of Christmas Joy at our Women’s Christmas Brunch. We guarantee you will leave that morning filled with a new perspective of His Presence!

Holiday Blessings, sharon