Advent Day 9

Advent Day 9

December 09, 2023

Dec. 9

Out of my distress I called on the LORD; the LORD answered me and set me in a broad place. Psalm 118:5

Trying to create a wonderful Christmas for someone else wearies the best of us. It’s also as futile as trying to earn God’s love when we already have it. This season is ours to enjoy, but we can miss it while we work for it! Let’s fire ourselves from the impossible job of making Christmas happen and let Jesus rule the day.

There’s no comparison between that life of striving and the one where we trust Jesus to deliver us from the power of sin the same way He delivered us from its guilt! It’s why I ask Him to boss me as soon as I open my eyes in the morning! I know that if I’m not obeying Him, I’ll be trying to rule. Praise God, we’re free from striving when He is governing.

Far from living a narrow life of do’s and don’ts, dying to live leaves us standing in the deep and wide expanse of His love. Say it with me, Boss me, Jesus. I am yours.


Shellie Rushing Tomlinson 

Author and Bible Teacher