Daily Devotionals

December 9th, 2023

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.

Read Luke 1:21-25

Meanwhile, the people were waiting for Zechariah and wondering why he stayed so long in the temple. When he came out, he could not speak to them. They realized he had seen a vision in the temple, for he kept making signs to them but remained unable to speak.

When his time of service was completed, he returned home. After this his wife Elizabeth became pregnant and for five months remained in seclusion. “The Lord has done this for me,” she said. “In these days he has shown his favor and taken away my disgrace among the people.”

When Zechariah left the temple, he could not speak – but his long-standing prayer request was answered and the couple was now pregnant.


Pray that God can help you have faith in the midst of praying for things that haven’t come to pass yet.


Take some portion of today – a half hour, an hour, maybe a few hours and dedicate it to silence as you listen for how the Lord is leading you. Take that time and let God know that you are open to His leading no matter where it takes you.