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In the present

Written by Tyson Herald on . Posted in WBC Blog

On a typical Sunday or Monday Shelley and I sit down to go over our calendars for the next couple weeks. This past week we sat down and realized we have something going on almost every day/evening between now and Christmas with 2 evenings left open. Somehow, we’ve scheduled ourselves straight thru Christmas. If we’re not careful we’re gonna miss the whole thing!

Don’t get me wrong, we’re doing a lot of “good” things between now and Christmas. However, it’s really easy to become so focused on what we do and who we are that we miss opportunities in the present. Specifically, time with our families and celebrating why we do all this stuff anyways:Jesus his birth, and the fact that he came to be present with humanity.

Matthew 1:23 quotes the prophet Isaiah who foretold that “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means God with us)

God came to be with us! He still desires that today. Jesus came to show us what God is like. While Jesus left this earth to prepare a place for us his brother James reminded us to draw near to God and he’ll draw near to you.

I’m hoping to be present, wherever God places me this Christmas season. This time of year we can become so busy we miss the whole point. I also love the chance this time of year gives to spend time focusing on the gift that God sent over 2,000 years ago.

Take a deep breath. Be present. Enjoy where God has you today or you just might miss something special this Christmas season.

Everything.

Written by Tyson Herald on . Posted in WBC Blog

 

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(Picture of a widow’s mite compared to a penny)

When we talk of resources we often think of what we have or don’t have monetarily. Believe it or not, a high school student with a part time job in the US is richer than most of the world. If you want to see how you stack up you can visit http://www.globalrichlist.com/. You’ll discover you are actually very rich. 

Jesus told the story of the widow in Luke 21:1-4. The widow gives an ultimate show of faith in that she was willing to give all she had. It was a sacrifice for her. Everyone else had given out of their wealth but she gave out of her poverty. What amazes me most about the story is that she recklessly gave everything.
One of the other valuable resources we have in this country is our time. We schedule our lives to get the “most” out of it. However, in an effort to squeeze as much as we can in a day in the name of productivity we may miss out on the chance to help another person. What the widow gave cost her something….actually it cost her everything.
I’m so thankful God has blessed us in this country monetarily. Organizations that seek to help others can easily raise millions for specific causes but they struggle to find people willing to serve hands on.
Lately, I’m trying to learn to be more generous. Especially, with my time. What about you?

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