His Coming Prepared
Monday – At the Right Time
Read – Galatians 4:4-7
Reflect – For what reason did God send His Son “at the right time”?
Apply – Recall how God prepared you for the coming of His Son int oyour life. Thank Him for that.
Pray – Lord Jesus, thank You for all You’ve done in my life so far. Help me to cooperate with all You have yet to do!
Tuesday – By the Holy Spirit
Read – Matthew 1:18-24
Reflect – Why was it important that the baby be conceived by the Holy Spirit?
Apply – How would you have reacted if you had been Joseph? Has God ever asked you to do something quite incredible? How did you react?
Pray – Lord Jesus, build in me a strong and trusting spirit so that I’ll be willing to do whatever You may call me to.
Wednesday – Preceded by John
Read – Luke 1:5-17
Reflect – What did the angel say was John’s task in life?
Apply – What tasks does God have for you this day or this week? Is there someone whose life you could help prepare for Jesus to come in?
Pray – Lord, give me eyes to see those around me with whom I can share all that You’ve done for me.
Thursday – Announced by an Angel
Read – Luke 1:26-38
Reflect – How did Mary feel when she heard this momentous announcement?
Apply – How do you react when God calls you to a surprising or frightening task? What can you learn from Mary?
Pray – Give me faith and trust to follow where You leave me and do what You ask of me.
Friday – With Great Rejoicing!
Read – Luke 1:39-45
Reflect – Why did Elizabeth show her joy at Mary’s news?
Apply – Has God done anything in or through you that has made you rejoice so unreservedly as Mary did? If so, thank Him!
Pray – Thank You, Lord, for Your constant presence with me and for all You do in my life each day.