Advent ~Fifteen~


Advent ~Fifteen~

Dictionary Definition:
bow (bou)  -verb (used without object)
1.  to bend the knee or body or incline the head, as in reverence, submission, salutation, recognition, or acknowledgment.

“We were made to worship–our internal circuitry wired to worship.  Every moment you live, you live bowed to something.  And if you don’t choose God, you’ll bow down before something else…”    ~Ann Voskamp

Simply amazing.  The Creator God gives me the choice to worship Him …or not.  I can worship whatever or whomever I choose…even myself if I want to. I can bow to bitterness and unforgiveness prostituting myself to toxic, deadly, selfish emotions.

Idolatry is where I find God’s people in today’s Advent reading in 1 Kings 18. It’s the big showdown between the prophet Elijah, God’s man, and the prophets of Baal and Jezebel…not of God.

There’s always a showdown.  There’s always a choice to be made.  So, today, I ask myself….”Who or what am I bowing down to?  What has my attention? What has my time and affections?”

“Jesus, the Gift, comes to give you freely 
through His passion what every other god forces you to get through your performance.”
“The Greatest Gift”