Happy December! Christmas is on its way and we couldn’t think of a better way to ready our hearts together than by spending the whole month reading through the story of Jesus’ birth and finding some practical ways to love others. Together, we will work through an Advent reading plan provided by LCBC Church through YouVersion. Our prayer is that as you read about the greatest story ever told, your hearts will be readied for Christ’s arrival.
“How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. For no word from God will ever fail.”
Mary wonders about this message from the Angel and asks how it is going to happen.
Pray for how. Notice that Mary’s reaction to the angel’s news is different than Zechariah’s – he asks, “how can I be sure of this?” but she asks “how will this be?” Pray today that God would do His will in your life more like Mary – “God show me how to do what you have planned for me.”
Make some time with a friend or a family member or loved one – someone you trust – and ask them, “what do you think that God has planned for my life in the next few months?” Listen to their response and thank them for their thoughts.