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.
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
This birth announcement comes straight from heaven to the lowest people on the social ladder. They hear about the birth of the Messiah and go right away to see what happened.
Pray that you would have the same kind of spirit to go see God at work. Pray especially that you are not too busy or preoccupied this season to have the time to lay things aside and see what God is doing in your life.
Make plans to spend 15 minutes in silent prayer today. Spend that time telling God that His will and His purpose in your life is more important than the hectic schedule you have right now. Listen for His will and His way in your life as you read over Luke 2 again.