Lots of great things happen in March: Spring Break, NCAA basketball tournament, my brother’s birthday, Spring Equinox & lots more! So here’s something super fun for everyone who has a birthday in March! Please check out the link here to see how your birthday could give genuine love & even life without making a giant dent in your time or budget: heaps of fun!
The other day I surprisingly arrived early for a party & was waiting on the fringes for the festivities to begin. There weren’t many people there yet, which was good for me, so I could get my introvert self in socializing mode. As I was prepping myself, this random dude walked over & was super friendly. Initially, I don’t think I was very cordial, doing that introvert porcupine thing. But as we talked, I learned that the guy had studied Biblical Greek – YAHOOO!!!! Furthermore, as we talked, I learned that he’d also studied Biblical Hebrew – an added boon!!!! He was WAY smarter than me & I totally enjoyed talking with him & learning new stuff.
The party turned out to be totally enjoyable &
when I finally left, I felt God wink at me with a pleasing smile.
Seems to me that God enjoys blessing us with stuff He knows that we will uniquely enjoy – making a deep connection with us not only in big things but also in seemingly small perks along the way.
In about 2 weeks, we will host a party at our house to thank all of the volunteers at our church for their incredible service & help throughout the past year. So this is a really important party & as such, we make a REALLY MASSIVE effort to be sure that our house is nice, the food is tasty & that we do our best to ensure that everyone feels welcome & appreciated. To that end, we begin our preparation early because it takes a good quantity of work.
Getting ready for this party has caused me to think about what it means to get my heart ready for Jesus’ birth during this holiday season. This kind of makes me think about what it says in Is 40:1-5 about getting ready for Jesus’ arrival. Isaiah talks about 4 things to get ready for Jesus: bring up the low places, bring down the high places, make straight what has been crooked & smooth out the rough spots. So over the next few weeks I’m planning to blog about these items to explore what they can mean & look like in our practical living. Be sure to come along for the ride & watch for Getting Ready #2!!