Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Preparing of Hearts {Heart Connect}

"Come Thou long expected Jesus,
Born to set Thy people free;
From our fears and sins release us;
Let us find our rest in Thee."
(Charles Wesley)

Anticipation of a special event draws the best from us. The setting of the best crystal and dinnerware, the lighting of candles, the setting out of all that portrays love and care. The giving of our time to create a satisfying meal that refreshes the soul, as well as the body. Preparing our hearts to listen to and love those we are welcoming to our table.

Do we do the same for the most special of guests? The One who longs to commune with us each day in the most intimate way. Do we serve our left-overs, or do we offer Him the best of our time, the finest of all that we have?

At this most special time of year, and all through the year, may we give Him our best - sharing our hearts at the start of each new day, a gift - bringing our sacrifice of thanks to Him for all that is in each day - and keeping in close connection throughout each day, listening, reading His Words, communicating our needs as He longs for us to do. Finding release from fears and worries. Finding rest, finding joy ...

King of the Universe, 
and the Babe of Christmas -
Teach us to offer to You our best,
 each day - 
and may we live our days,
full of anticipation of You.

(Photo above taken last week, as I prepared my best for a special evening dinner - our staff Christmas party, and welcoming a new staff member to our Cru team. Joy in the preparing, and much joy in the presence of friends.)

Heart Connect: Living a Life of Prayer - click here to read earlier posts in this series.

Linking up with:
Heart and Home
Thought Provoking Thursday
Faith Filled Friday
Fellowship Fridays

1 comment:

  1. Oh come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
    There is room in my heart for Thee.