From Joy to Defunct????

Literally! This month we have focused on joy. Joy in family, hobbies, self, work, and faith. We often go through our days forgetting to find joy and are always looking at the glass half empty instead of half full. However, we are days after Thanksgiving heading in the Christmas craziness and we easily can be derailed with decision fatigue.

There are decisions around every corner. Our lists are endlessly long. Events are never-ending. Gift-giving is a challenge these days as it seems like everything has to be so grandiose. Shopping this year has been a challenge as well with out-of-stock items. We wake up each morning seemingly trying to put out the next fire for the day. 

Proverbs 16:33 reads “The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord.” The practice of casting lots involves random selection or distribution of objects in order to make a choice uncontrolled. Does it feel like you are constantly receiving cast lots? All the endless decisions and events?

Often our fatigue is really coming from having a lukewarm faith. Yes, we go through the motions, but do we really go to our faith for the answers? If we did, our fatigue would be lightened as God has laid our path. We just need to quit resisting his direction.

As we head in December, we are going to focus on going to your faith for answers. We want you to reignite your faith like you never have before. Advent is an amazing time of the year as we anticipate and remember the birth of Jesus. We will discuss advent and expectations with hope, love, joy, and peace. Don’t miss an amazing month ahead of us!

Contributed by Jessica Clemens

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