Advent 2020: Being Our Best by Linda Jefferson
“Love is patient, love is kind.It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it’s not self-seeking, it’s not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs.”
-1 Corinthians 13:4
7th Day After Christmas
New Year's Day
January 1, 2021
Being Our Best
For most of my life, I think I have been fighting God. I used to keep trying to show him for what I was made. I even now try to give him better ideas at times. It has been in my midlife that I realize more and more that God has me where I am to be and how He has chosen to use me. God made me with special ideas in mind and I praise him and thank him each day. I come to you, however, knowing God made me not to impress you.
God made me to be uncomplicated in my faith, to take your hand regardless of who you are or how you look, to listen to you, to accept you right where you are, to love you unconditionally.
God made me to be real, to be honest, to be open, to never compare myself to others, but to strive to become my own best person, to have character and dignity.
Father, I thank you, I love you, I praise you.
God, I ask you to use me, move me out of my way and use me as your instrument to do more mission for the good of your people.
In the name of Jesus, Amen!
Trustee Linda Jefferson
Women's Missionary Society
Join us in a time of reflection, anticipation, and contemplation during the season of Advent 2020.
Each day a new reflection with a scripture and prayer will be posted on the Metropolitan AME Church website and social media to encourage you to hear the words of those reflecting, anticipating, and contemplating with you in community as we thank God for what God has done, notice what God is actively doing and anticipate what God will do next.
Read along with us each day or download the book to read and write along with us offline. Chart and journal for yourself what God has done, what God is doing, and what God is illuminating for you in this season.