Advent Devotional | December 2

 

 

December 2
Adam and Eve
Genesis 2:7-9, 3:1-24

 

 

 

As we begin to practice the state of ‘being’, think of this—we are…because He breathed life into us. Our very existence depended on His creative breath. And then, He put us where He wants us:

 

house full of noisy kids–right where He wants you

quiet apartment for one—right where He wants you

stay at home mom with endless laundry, stacks of dishes and a clogged toilet—right where He wants you

9 to 5 Monday through Friday in a small cubicle or behind a cash register—right where He wants you

married to an imperfect man who will not pick up his socks—right where He wants you

still waiting for Mr. Right—right where He wants you

 

Adam and Eve were right where God wanted them, but they started thinking the grass may be greener on the other side of the fence, huh?

 

When a mom starts pining for life in the cloister, she’s looking over the fence.

 

When a wife starts admiring and placing another man’s virtues above her own husband’s, she’s looking over the fence.

 

When we start obsessively wishing for what we do not have, we are looking over the fence.

 

There is nothing wrong with wanting more, as long as it will bring you in closer friendship with God, not closer friendship with life here and now—that’s too easy. And we know better. Eve knew better.  «Click Here to Tweet This»

 

Do you know, Eve had infused knowledge. She knew a snake should not be talking to her and what did she do…she listened. We know when the little voice in our head has crossed the line, and what do we do…we listen.

 

If we get a little gut check, a little nudge in our soul that something is too much this Advent—too much money, too much time away, too much distraction, too much food…it probably is…listen to that little nudge instead of the other one. We know: snakes don’t talk, some deals are too good to be true and come January, there will be a reckoning of some sort based on how we lived December.

 

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Choose paradise, even if it looks like a common manger in the middle of the night.

 

 

Welcome! I’m Jenny, the administrator of Suscipio and author of The Catholic Child’s Teaching Bible©. I have been married to Chris 21 years, strictly by the grace of God. We have seven precious souls from teen to baby. My life; It’s messy and beautiful and blessed beyond measure. I also negligently blog at Big Family Small Farm and The Littlest Way

 


8 Comments

  1. Wow! You blew me away last Advent…doing it again Jenny! On the road with hubby so have to keep short…but thank you.

  2. I LOVE this. Thank you thank you Jenny. I can’t wait to follow along this Advent. I need this so badly. I still need to find a good Jesse tree ornaments or coloring pages for my daughters to follow along with me.
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    • Hi Jenna. I’m glad you are enjoying these reflections and meditations. I just ordered some Jesse Tree ornaments from Etsy…I know, two days late. But our old paper ones we made were falling apart.
      Jenny recently posted..Advent Devotional | December 3My Profile

  3. Hey now, how did you know my husband doesn’t pick up his socks! hahaha
    Seriously this line “She knew a snake should not be talking to her and what did she do…she listened. We know when the little voice in our head has crossed the line, and what do we do…we listen.” I am printing it out. Emily needs to listen to the Lord, not the tempter.
    Sigh…
    Love this post Jen!
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  4. “and come January, there will be a reckoning of some sort based on how we lived December.” Love this line because I just read last night about this in my meditation. St. Ignatius said the same thing: how we live today determines our eternal life. Good things to remember each and every day! Thanks.

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