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By: Kathryn Maack

The season of Advent, celebrated by Christ followers for years, is characterized by an attentive attitude, a posture of waiting. It is not easy to wait.

It wasn’t easy for Old Testament believers to wait for their Messiah. It’s not easy now to wait for that same Messiah to answer our prayers in the middle of uncertainty and hurt that might be surrounding us at this very moment. Even in the small things, we want to be able to control timings and outcomes, but many times, for our good, our God calls us to wait.


If you are planning an IF:Local, you might be feeling stuck because you are still waiting for some information. You’re having to wait until January to do what you might like to do now (which I personally think is genius considering we are all too busy in December to add any more), but I want to share with you a quote I just read.

Woodrow Wilson said this: “All things come to him who waits – provided he knows what he is waiting for.”

What ARE we waiting for, women? Are we waiting for plans, details, committees, and logistics to be clear? I know I am waiting for all of that, but God is beckoning me to wait in a new way. You may be stilled in the process of planning like I am, so how could we posture ourselves in a different type of waiting before we get in the midst of the details this upcoming month?

Watching and waiting, looking above, filled with His goodness, lost in His love. – Blessed Assurance

Let’s put ourselves in the posture of worship this Christmas season, remembering our Messiah and filling ourselves with His goodness. Before we plan an event, we can and must posture our hearts to be bowed before Him, lost in His love, and begging for His name to be made known across a country and world so deep in need of Him. I’m so excited to be a part of IF alongside all of you and I am praying for every single one of you leaders, that your hearts would long to seek Him before we are deep into the details.