“Christmas is about waiting and hoping in God. If we are willing to ask Him, God will give us the grace to slow the pace. And He will help us remember how loved we are and how faithful He is. If we wait expectantly for Him, God will lift our eyes and draw near to us. He will remind us that waiting is not wasting when we are waiting on the Lord.”
Hope. It’s something I hang on tightly these days and it’s something I’m learning (or re-learning) more and more about during this Advent Season. This little book is not only an excellent study in that, but the perfect companion to the season.
Waiting Here for You helps us anticipate rather than dread the busy season of Advent and Christmas.
Life is full of waiting – we can’t escape it. We find ourselves in the middle of it every day – waiting on a prognosis to be given…a verdict to be reached…a promotion to be announced. And in these seasons of waiting that anxiety, desperation and hopelessness creep in.
Waiting Here For You takes us through the advent – the season of waiting. In it we see the story of the coming of Jesus. It teaches us that waiting is the means God often uses to carry his plans in our lives. And it brings us back to the truth that our waiting is never wasted when we are waiting on God.
Join pastor and author Louie Giglio and take hold of the chance to uncover the vast hope offered through the journey of Advent. Find peace and encouragement for your soul as anticipation leads toward celebration!
Waiting is not wasted when it is waiting with the Lord.
I have been a fan of Louie Giglio for a really long time. His preaching and communication of God’s Word has formed and shaped my faith in such incredible ways. He truly has a gift and I’m so thankful he continues to lead and teach God’s Word. I didn’t even realize he came out with a book for Advent (especially since The Comeback was just released as well), but I’m so glad it caught my eye.
I think it’s such a fabulous devotional. Each day is short and sweet – they include verses, meditations and prayers and are the perfect way to start your day or gather your family together at night. More than ever the world needs to remember the hope that Christmas is and this is a great way to start!
This will be packed away in my Christmas box when the season is over and come next year, I will dive in again!
Do you have a favorite way to celebrate the season of Advent?
(Thank you to BookLook Bloggers for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)