Adoration goes beyond praise or warm fuzzy feelings. It is to worship or revere. Worship requires us to humbly approach God with awe and amazement.
Joy is a state of mind and an orientation of the heart. It is a settled state of contentment, confidence, and hope. It is something or someone that provides a source of happiness. It appears 88 times in the Old Testament in 22 books; 57 times in the New Testament in 18 books. The Bible talks a lot about joy.
Advent is about the coming of Christ. The coming of Immanuel – God with Us. Because of Immanuel God with us: We have hope and peace. We can experience unconditional love. and have true joy.
Cross posted to The Dee Zone. Christmas can be a busy time. There are decorations to put up, gifts to wrap and some event that always needs a sweet treat or other good made. Then there are event to attend and family to see. It can be so easy to get caught up in all…
Personally the past couple of years been hard. It has been a time of loss, stress and isolation. I am not alone. Most of us have experienced loss, isolation and anxiety. Our world is spinning out of control and fractured.