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DEEPEST LONGINGS , DREAMS, AND HOPE: ADVENT PRAYER AND CHRISTMAS CHRISTIAN MEDITATION


I have waited for you — and I continue to
wait — but I ask you to wait on Me now. And you’re waiting is not for nothing.
It is for the Kingdom where you are yourself, the Kingdom where all is
restored. Do you want that now? Do you want to walk in freedom and light and
hope now? For in your waiting on Me, remember this: I have come. I have been
waiting for you, and I have come for you too. Holy Spirit in Modern Life. This is
what we heard for you. I know this time of year can feel heavy.
Heavy with expectation — expectations for spending time with people, expectations
for community, expectations for getting along with one another. Extra pressure to
get things right. There is a push to decorate the right way, fill your home
with the right smells. But can I relieve you of this pressure? Can I tell you a
little about Advent and about expectation, and about waiting? There is a
waiting in your heart that is deeper than what you know. A waiting that is
pure, good. Slow now. There is no rush. You have been waiting all your life, and you
have not even known it. You wait for hope to be satisfied, for
dreams to be realized. You wait for life to be easier, for time to be shorter. You
wait for money to be more abundant, and friends to be more plentiful. You wait
for health to be stronger, and experiences to be richer. You wait. But
there are things you have given up on waiting for too. A mind to be stronger, a
life to be richer, a heart to be gentler, a soul to be braver. You want to
experience beauty, or you have given up on it entirely. You want to experience
freedom — freedom from worry, from fear, from anxiety, from regret. You wait for
love to lead, to grant you hope in the areas of your life where you have felt
hollow, depleted, not seen. You forget what waiting is, what it has always been.
You forget how the true you, more than anything else, is made to wait on Me. You
are made to wait on the arrival of hope, a life turned over, surrendered. Oh, son,
daughter, I am here. You forget you are paid for with a price. The cost of your
life was one I would pay again and again. You forget I wait for you. I have always
waited for you. I will never stop waiting for you. But the waiting you do for other
things other than Me is what steals your joy, steals your heart — your soul away
from Me. I have waited for you — and I continue to wait — but I ask you to wait
on Me now. And you’re waiting is not for nothing. It is for the Kingdom where you
are yourself, the Kingdom where all is restored. Do you want that now? Do you
want to walk in freedom and light and hope now? For in your waiting on Me,
remember this: I have come. I have been waiting for you, and I have come for you
too. Advent is the time of waiting for what is already here, Who has already
come. It is a time of turning — turning inward to study your heart. Turning
inward to listen for My voice. Turning inward to heed what is true. Advent is
for emptying oneself to receive joy in abundance. A heart grows heavy with
waiting. But your hope is not deferred. Your life is not deferred. Your strength
and light and joy are not deferred. For love
has not been held back from you. Life is here. Your King has come. Look to Him now.
Study His face, His eyes, His voice. Wait and receive what is yours, what I have
designed you to crave more than anything else. Here, here as you wait and you
receive, let your soul be satisfied. I am right here. Advent marks the season of turning, of
leaning our hearts and minds and souls towards the celebration of Jesus’ birth.
This time is for appreciating and rejoicing in the Savior who has come — and
for noticing or longing for the Savior who is still to come. The word “Advent”
comes from the Latin word Adventus, meaning “coming.” Our hearts wait for Jesus’
coming again — while we also celebrate His first coming, His birth more than 2,000
years ago. The old hymn, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,”
well represents our hearts cry during the Advent season. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel, That mourns in lonely exile here, Until the Son of God
appears. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel. This song
expresses our desire for Jesus to come again. To come and rescue us. But when we
sing it we sing it to Emmanuel — a Hebrew name for God, which means “God with us.” We
sing to a God who has already come, who is here with us, right now. But, at the
same time, we sing about how we’re waiting and wanting Him to come again. Jesus came! He came for you. And He is
coming again. Now, when you think about the word
waiting, what do you think of? When you picture someone who is waiting, what
comes to mind? Someone who is standing still, passive and frustrated? Well, the
kind of waiting we do, when what we’re waiting for, truly, is Jesus
— it isn’t passive. And it isn’t frustrating. Far from it. It is active, and
it is exciting. When what we’re waiting for, truly, is Jesus, then we, very
naturally, become filled with joy and peace and hope. Because we are filled
with Him. Remember, though we wait, He is already here. In us. So, the question is . . .
What, exactly, are you waiting for? What are you hoping for? Right now, what dream
do you most want fulfilled? Holy Spirit said “You forget what waiting
is, what it has always been. You forget how the true you, more than anything else,
is made to wait on Me. You are made to wait on the arrival of hope, a life
turned over, surrendered. Oh, son, daughter, I am here.” If Advent is a time of waiting — “of
waiting for what is already here, Who has already come,” let’s do that now, as the
music plays. Let’s spend a few minutes together turning inward to listen to
what Jesus has to say to our hearts. Let’s sit in this space. Let’s occupy
this space together, waiting on Jesus. Let’s think of His goodness in our lives,
His promises, His hope. This is what Advent is all about . . . turning our hearts
to Him. Jesus, you tell me that my heart grows
heavy with waiting, but that my hope is not deferred. You say Your life is in me
now. You promise that Your strength and light and joy are in me. Because love is
not held back. Love is here. Life is here. My King is here. So I look to You now.
Help me to see You, hear Your voice. Help me to wait and receive what is mine, what
You have designed me to crave more than anything else. And as I wait for You, let
my soul be satisfied with You and be at peace. Amen. This has been Rush by
Justin and Jennifer Camp. Music by TuneLight. Production by Frank
Montenegro. Make sure to go to iTunes or the Apple Podcast App to subscribe to
Rush — and connect with Holy Spirit, twice-a-week, right in the middle of your busy,
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for listening. We are so grateful for you!

Otis Rodgers

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Dianna Bridgen Posted on November 27, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    Amen my dream most wanting & waiting to for fill is household salvation. Restoration of relationships

    Reply
  2. AJ KUEK Posted on November 28, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    Hey guys,
    Is there a script of the video available , with both Jennifer's words and Justin's words?
    Something like Loop, where you send the words and make a video?
    @RushPodcast

    Reply
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