Advent Devotion - Thursday, December 14

from Vicki Rymarz

Whatever I may think will be most satisfying to me on this earth…a new house, a new job, a new chair, a new sweater, a spouse, a family, making others happy, travel to exotic locations or just over the hill, chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream….pales in comparison to the promise of a Coming King.

How do I know this?  Because I have chased after such superfluous things, in a frenzied state I have charged full steam ahead only to finally realize that I should be waiting and watching for God.  Knowing Him is all.  God promises me rich abundant life through Jesus Christ.

This promise is clearly recorded for me and preserved in holy ancient words.  A Savior…one who will fill my mouth with laughter, my tongue with shouts of joy, restore my fortunes….one who will deliver me from my enemies….one who has made plain His plan for my life. 

Will I heed His words and stand my watchpost and station myself to see what he will say to me?  He will make it plain. 

Will I wait?  God promised His Son, Jesus Christ.  He is my Savior, my Soon Coming King.

 Will knowing Jesus Christ be my all? In order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ.

Or will I chase once again?