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Advent Reflections: God's Unconditional Love

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[Editor's note: This Advent season, Bread Blog will be running a series of reflections written by lay members of New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C.  This post is reprinted, with permission,  from the church's 2013 Advent Meditations booklet.]

By Glory Eyong

Lectionary Readings:

Isaiah 2:6-11
Matthew 25:1-13
Acts 1:6-11

Once you’ve decided to walk with the Lord, you have to go all the way, until the end. Just as it is said by John Groh, prayer is not a “spare wheel” that you pull out when in trouble, but a “steering wheel” that directs the right path throughout.                            

The Lord is merciful, a miracle worker whose ways are not our ways. Do whatever you’re called to do with all humility and the Lord will be there to guide you through. 

Before anything happens to you, the Lord will give you a sign, either through a revelation or a vision that you’ll get in a dream or mental image. If you’ve not trained your spirit to be alert by having a quiet moment with your Lord on a daily basis, or as often as you can, you might miss an opportunity. You should learn to know when the spirit is prompting you to do something specific, and do just that in order to obtain the results desired, or meant to be.

While it seems simple, it is not always easy to carry out. It requires a lot of faith, patience, and a personal relationship with God.

Glory Eyong is a member of New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, in Washington, D.C.

 

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