Abide, then advocate. Something that has been stirring in my heart today, is how we must first abide, abide with the one who gives us the strength we need to be able to advocate. Showing up each day, trying to be a voice for the voiceless and hope for the hopeless, it’s hard. It’s beautiful and life giving in many ways, but it is also hard. It is hard to push our selfish desires to the side show up for others. We truly can only serve well, advocate and fight for others well, after we quiet ourselves and abide in the one who is the giver of all life. So whatever your season of life, whatever your call, may you first abide, then advocate.