Sometimes being bold in your faith means being yourself, flaws and all.
It hurts to be broken and it hurts to let others see our brokenness. But it is through our brokenness that God shines because that is where our story is formed and molded. We can’t offer salvation to the next person, but we can share our story, and through our story we will share the story of the truth and grace of Jesus Christ…to me that is what faith is, and that is what it means to be bold in your faith.
No matter what Christmas was for us in the past, it seems like every year it has the opportunity, and the possibility, to be something completely different and brand new. That’s what Jesus brought with Him as He was born into this world; He brought with Him a clean slate, a fresh start, and something brand new to our lives and to our faith.
Today I invite you to come and take this imperfect advent journey with me to discover the beauty of the good and perfect gifts God has given us through His Son Jesus. Let us journey together to discover what those gifts are, how we can receive those gifts, and most importantly the importance of being a good steward of those gifts.