Christmas is drawing closer! Are you done shopping/wrapping? (I’m not!) Are you done baking? (I never started!) Are you run ragged from all the to-do’s and events of the season? (After this past week…I am!)
Oh yeah. This past week was the busiest one I’ve had in a looonnng time. We had a full week of school = full week of teaching new curriculum + report card testing + Christmas crafts & program to prep for. School was non-stop go, go, go. Then I came home each night to a full list of to-do’s, which included a pretty serious housecleaning overhaul (wiping down baseboards, scrubbing bathtubs, etc.), prepping for Chris’ suprise party, and a night of cookie making. (Notice I said “making,” not “baking!”) I had to make a Wal-Mart trip for our houseguests this weekend, pay bills, and get together Chris’ and my clothes for his graduation ceremony. (Which included ironing. Boo.)
And that was all on top of the normal laundry, trash day, dishes, cooking, dog-walking/playing to-do’s that are a normal each week.
Needless to say, our nightly time of Advent scripture readings & prayer was not super consistent…I wish we had stuck with it more closely. I have really drawn close to the Lord through the time we have spent remembering & honoring Him, and I know that we missed out on blessings the nights I was “too busy” to stop and dig into my Bible.
I feel certain God still has something for me this week, and I certainly have plenty of thanks and praise to pour out on Him…and He has something for you too! Here’s the prayer & scripture to get you started for this last week of Advent…
Prayer for the 4th week of Advent
Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation, that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming, may find in us a mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Scripture for the 4th Week
Sunday – John 3:16-21
Monday – Luke 1:1-25
Tuesday – Luke 1:26-38
Wednesday – Luke 1:39-56
Thursday – Luke 1:57-66
Friday – Luke 1:67-80
Saturday – Matthew 1:18-25
Hope your countdown to Christmas is a meaningful one! 🙂
KEEP CALM & HAVE A GREAT WEEK!