By Erin Bird
This week, we conclude our Advent Conspiracy series, looking at the final tenet of "Worship Fully." And to help us contemplate how to do just that, here is the blog post from the Advent Conspiracy team:
For many of us, the time of year when focusing on Christ should be the easiest is often the hardest. Our calendars are full of activities, the to-do lists are getting longer, the stores are getting busier, and an overwhelming stress has crept into our hearts. And it doesn't help that this time around we are facing a pandemic.
So how do we get back to the heart of the Christmas narrative?
For starters, worship. Each year, Advent brings an opportunity to worship the miracle of the Incarnation when God revealed himself to people in a new way. If you read the Christmas narrative, nearly every character who encountered the infant King had the same response: worship.
Excitement, anticipation, hope—each of these emotions swell around the object of our dearest affection. The reality is that we spend our time and energy on what matters most to us. Notice what you’re spending your time and energy on. Is it drawing you closer to God or is it distracting you from something else?
Here’s a tough question: Does the way we spend our time, money, and energy testify that we worship God incarnate? Sit with that today. Ask God to open your eyes and heart to the truth.
Some activities to help you Worship Fully:
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