Sunday, December 6, 2009

Advent-day 4 and day 5

~amaryllis just planted

For the last two evenings of Advent, we ended up reading the same passage. The passage is Philippians 2:1-11. This passage talks about how we should try to have a more Christ-like nature. My favorite verse from this passage is~He took on the very nature of a servant. He was made in human form ~verse 7. What does that exactly mean, taking on the nature of a servant? More specifically what does that me for in my life journey. I know for myself that at times I can be selfish, concerned about myself, my rights, my needs, and my wants. Really I have to get out of my comfort zone to have the "nature of a servant". Getting out of my comfort zone, yes-is something I struggle with as well (I'm definitely a work in progress :). I make excuses, I get lazy, I think "well someone else can do a better job helping out than I" and so on and so on. Breaking out of this mindset is something I have to do-because a servants heart is a heart close to God, and that is exactly where I want my heart to be.
After Friday night's Advent the girls received a gel pen and a piece of candy. Saturday night they got bowls of ice cream with peppermint sprinkles (: We then looked at some movies.
I know in this space that I share a tad of my domestic life. I have realized to some that talking about spiritual issues on a blog may not be a particularly "popular" thing to do. But for me my everyday-domestic life is strongly influenced by my spiritual life, and to avoid talking about how important my relationship with Christ here would only make me a fraud. I am human, a broken one at that-I know I need Him, I know.


  1. I have so much trouble talking about my faith publicly. I think it's because I haven't had many positive role models of people who share the truth in their hearts without forcing their belief systems on to other people. You are a wonderful role model though. Maybe I will find myself cracking open a little in this area soon. I hope so.

  2. Tara, believe me too-I'm sometimes intimidated when talking to others about my faith as well. But what really motivates me is just trying to focus on Christ. During His time on Earth, Jesus whenever ministering to someone, addressed their physical needs. If they needed to walk, He told them to walk, if they needed food He feed them-and from this I see love. If we forget to show love, we haven't shown anyone Christ.

  3. You know what, Nichole? It's your blog and you have the right to blog about what is near and dear to you. I for one, enjoy reading everything, including your faith, on your blog. You never know who reads your blog, even if they don't comment, and so you are in your own way, reaching out and sharing God's love. And, we are all works in progresses. :-)

  4. Thanks Libby-your words always give me such great encouragement which I truly appreciate.