Advent – Week 1: Faithfulness

It always seems fitting to me that the Thanksgiving season leads right into Christmas. Turkey leftovers still sit in your fridge as you decorate the tree. Extra pumpkin pie is consumed while watching Hallmark channel Christmas movies. During advent I have so much to be thankful for.

Today I am thankful for the faithfulness of God. Psalm 100 reminds us of His faithfulness to allgenerations. I think of my step-daughter and the challenges she faces, but also the faith she has. I think of elderly relatives of mine who have been lighting this candle for decades longer than I’ve been alive. To each of us God has shown Himself to be faithful.


When I read Old Testament stories I see God’s faithfulness to generations, and when I think of Jesus’ return I think of His faithfulness to future generations.


Psalm 100 highlights for us how our thankfulness is a response to God’s faithfulness. As we prepare our hearts to celebrate the birth of Jesus, let us remember how faithful Christ is to us. He chose us when we were faithless; because He is always faithful.


Thanks be to God!


Psalm 100 A Psalm for Thanksgiving. Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth. Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing. Know that the LORD Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name. For the LORD is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting And His faithfulness to all generations.


- Dawn Zern


The Advance early bird pricing ends on December 7th. Register your network for The Advance THIS WEEK to get the best price. The Advance will be on March 5th & 6th 2019 at Westminster Chapel.  Click here to register today! 

This is going to be an amazing time of gaining strategic and unified vision for our cities, Joe Castleberry and Jason Davison will be some of our featured speakers and of course we will hear from you!

Reminder: This will work best if you bring a team to represent your local network! Hope to see you there, and please contact Chris at cgough@ugm.org with any questions.




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