A Glory Seed Devotional planted for the Greater Glory of God
The adventure of Christmas…
Today is Christmas Eve. But you already know that. It has come and it will go. Then it will be Christmas Day. Then like every day it will give its life for the next day. And life will go on. Sounds kind of depressing doesn’t it? For me it would be except for a couple of things – the anticipation of Jesus’ birth and his birth.
Christmas is an adventure in believing, it is both a faith and peace journey as well. For us living in our day Christmas is more than just the story of Jesus’ birth it is a Divine Preface of Jesus’ entire life. In chapter 5 of John’s gospel the adult Jesus talks about how to begin an adventure in believing. “And the Father himself who sent me has given proof about me. You have never heard his voice or seen what he looks like. His teaching does not live in you, because you don’t believe in the One the Father sent.” (John 5:37–38, NCV)
Knowing that other voices would try to drown out God’s voice the proof to begin our journey of faith would need to come from deep within us we would be given the Holy Spirit. “I will send you the Helper from the Father; he is the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father. When he comes, he will tell about me, and you also must tell people about me, because you have been with me from the beginning.” (John 15:26–27, NCV)
As Advent 2014 draws quickly to an end and our adventure and journey continues let us once more stop and reflect on how the Holy Spirit has forever impacted our lives in our relationship with Jesus. Then pray a prayer of thanks.
“Oh, God-With-Us, For so long you have promised forgiveness, peace, salvation. Now in my heart, I am filled with joy because of your coming. Thank you for your promises and for the way I can trust in you. I feel a new freedom in my life and a courage I have not known before. I know you came to save me and bring new life and I am so grateful to you. Let me show my thankfulness with my life. You have brought me through the darkness and into the light of your saving grace. Guide my feet on the way of peace.”**
Anticipate! Experience! Believe! Be transformed!
Grace and PEACE, Amen!
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“Those who wait for perfect weather will never plant seeds; those who look at every cloud will never harvest crops.” (Ecclesiastes 11:4, NCV)
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“Scriptures quoted from The Holy Bible, New Century Version, copyright © 1987, 1988, 1991 by Word Publishing, Dallas, Texas 75039. Used by permission.”
**“Taken from Praying Advent, on Creighton University’s Online Ministries web site:
Used with permission.”