Theme For The Series: In this 21 day Advent devotional we are focusing on anticipation and the Incarnation, Christ’s presence In the world, the return of the King.
Intro Prayer: “Jesus, please help me in this time to be fully present to You and to myself that I may commune with You for the sake of your glory and the world around me.”
Silence: In this time, try and become silent before the Lord both internally and externally for 5 minutes. If your mind wanders, gently bring it back to stillness.
Praise: Bless the Lord by declaring these truths about Him!
“You are the God who is abundantly generous and who is approachable. You are attentive to my life and my needs. You are abounding in love and almighty in power. You are active and my Abba Father.”
Devotional: In the Old Testament, the rainbow was the sign of God’s faithfulness to his promises. As Luke open’s his Gospel, we hear Mary, speaking about the coming of Jesus as the new sign of God’s faithfulness to His promises.
It is easy for to be tempted to assess God’s faithfulness based on our circumstances. If our relationships, career or other dreams we have are going well, we often will credit God’s faithfulness. But it is essential for us to remember, that while we should be grateful for things going well, God’s faithfulness is confirmed not in our circumstances, which we know will rise and fall like the tides, but in the sending of His Son, Jesus to heal the world.
Scripture: Read today’s text slowly. Feed your spirit on the words. Your goal in this time is to commune with Jesus through His Word. Take note as you sense His Presence.
Luke 1.54 “He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful 55 to Abraham and his descendants forever, just as he promised our ancestors.”
Worship: Worship forms the truths of Scripture deep within our lives. This week we will be worshipping to the song O Come O Come Emmanuel sung by Lauren Daigle. It is a classic song reminding us that Hope is coming. (If you are reading this via email, here is the link to the video.)
Listen: Take time to listen to the Holy Spirit. Write down anything you sense the Lord speaking.
Obedience: What from today is the Lord calling you to put in practice? Could be to pray for someone, to call someone, to serve someone etc.