December 11: The Present
And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. - Romans 13:11
Are you a morning person? Do you need an alarm clock to wake up or are you one of those people who instinctively wakes up shortly before the alarm clock?
The early morning hours are my favorite time of the day. I love being awake before everyone else, having the first cup of coffee, going to the gym, and having my devotional time in peace.
Though not everyone is a morning person like me, this passage is calling all of us to wake up! Now is the time to wake up from our spiritual slumber. Whether you’re a seasoned believer or you have just given your life to Jesus, there is lots of work for us to do. Is there a conversation you’ve put off having? Forgiveness that needs to be taken care of? Or are you waiting for the opportune moment to step out and do something with your faith? Don’t wait any longer, the time is now!
We have so many things begging for our attention throughout the day; they can be wholesome or they are not. Our lives are either going to be controlled by our flesh or by the Holy Spirit.
I pray that in this Christmas season is a wake up call for us. We have so much to look forward to, the day of the Lord is at hand.
4 cups of coffee: about ½ cup ground coffee
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ginger
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
Add your choice of some or all of the listed spices with the coffee grounds; mix well. Start percolating or pour hot water over if using a drip or french press.
Written by: Abigail Elliott
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