My new Advent devotional, His Name Shall Be Called, is now available in The Thin Place Resource Library. Sign-up below to receive access to download the full devotional which includes 22 daily devotionals to take you from the start of Advent on December 3rd until Christmas Day. Each day focuses on a different name of our Lord Jesus and comes with a challenge to help live out your faith.
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When I began praying about where God wanted me to grow my writing this year, I kept feeling nudged towards an Advent devotional. I wanted something simple, something easy to incorporate into your days, but something that would center your heart and mine on the Incarnate Lord.
It is my hope that we can journey through this Advent season together, relying on the strength and love of our Lord to soften our hearts and equip us for the good works He has prepared for us. It is my desire that this season be a meaningful time of year where we can press into Body of Christ and remember together the prayer that has been sung for centuries, “O come, O come Emmanuel.”
Whether this is your first Advent or sixtieth, God is working this season. He is working in the waiting, in the quiet before the revelation, like He has since the dawn of time. These days are not unaccounted for but are carefully cultivated to lay a firm foundation for His glorious plan. Since the Fall of Mankind in Eden, God has been promising that He is sending us a Savior to redeem and restore all things.
Between that initial promise and the first Christmas, there were many centuries of waiting and wondering where God was. Then, He was there, in a manger.
Advent calls us to enter into the waiting and wondering. It is a season that stops our busy lives and, in the age of instant downloads and computers at our fingertips, makes us wait for something. So let us yearn this Christmas for the coming of Christ.
May we press towards the manger and remember that we serve a God who fulfills His promises. May this truth cause us to enjoy our lives as people who rely on the goodness of God and the promise of His return. May the joy of Christmas be a sweet foretaste of the joy that shall be ours on the day He returns for us. But most of all, may these words cause you to rejoice and praise the One who became incarnate in Bethlehem and walked the long, hard road to Calvary.
For more ideas on bringing Advent into your home this year, check out “25+ Resources for Your Best Advent Ever!”