Posts with the category “advent-devotional”

Advent Devotional Day 15
by Sarah Turner on December 11th, 2022
When Elizabeth was six months pregnant, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a city in Galilee, to a virgin who was engaged to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David’s house. The virgin’s name was Mary. When the angel came to her, he said, “Rejoice, favored one! The Lord is with you!” She was confused by these words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. The angel said, “Don’t be ...  Read More
Advent Devotional Day 14
by Sarah Turner on December 10th, 2022
When the Lord changed Zion’s circumstances for the better,    it was like we had been dreaming.Our mouths were suddenly filled with laughter;    our tongues were filled with joyful shouts.It was even said, at that time, among the nations,    “The Lord has done great things for them!”Yes, the Lord has done great things for us,    and we are overjoyed.Lord, change our circumstances for the better,  ...  Read More
Advent Devotional Day 13
by Sarah Turner on December 9th, 2022
I believe that the present suffering is nothing compared to the coming glory that is going to be revealed to us. The whole creation waits breathless with anticipation for the revelation of God’s sons and daughters. Creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice—it was the choice of the one who subjected it—but in the hope that the creation itself will be set free from slavery to deca...  Read More
Advent Devotional Day 12
by Sarah Turner on December 8th, 2022
Meanwhile, the people were waiting for Zechariah, and they wondered why he was in the sanctuary for such a long time. When he came out, he was unable to speak to them. They realized he had seen a vision in the temple, for he gestured to them and couldn’t speak. When he completed the days of his priestly service, he returned home. Afterward, his wife Elizabeth became pregnant. She kept to herself f...  Read More
Advent Devotional Day 11
by Sarah Turner on December 7th, 2022
Zechariah said to the angel, “How can I be sure of this? My wife and I are very old.”The angel replied, “I am Gabriel. I stand in God’s presence. I was sent to speak to you and to bring this good news to you. Know this: What I have spoken will come true at the proper time. But because you didn’t believe, you will remain silent, unable to speak until the day when these things happen.”- Luke 1:18-20...  Read More
Advent Devotional Day 10
by Sarah Turner on December 6th, 2022
Why do you say, Jacob,    and declare, Israel,    “My way is hidden from the Lord,    my God ignores my predicament”?Don’t you know? Haven’t you heard?    The Lord is the everlasting God,    the creator of the ends of the earth.    He doesn’t grow tired or weary.His understanding is beyond human reach,    giving power to the tired    and reviving the exhausted.Youths will become tired and weary,  ...  Read More
Advent Devotional Day 9
by Sarah Turner on December 5th, 2022
During the rule of King Herod of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah. His wife Elizabeth was a descendant of Aaron. They were both righteous before God, blameless in their observance of all the Lord’s commandments and regulations. They had no children because Elizabeth was unable to become pregnant and they both were very old. One day Zechariah ...  Read More
Advent Devotional Day 8
by Sarah Turner on December 4th, 2022
Whatever was written in the past was written for our instruction so that we could have hope through endurance and through the encouragement of the scriptures. May the God of endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude toward each other, similar to Christ Jesus’ attitude. That way you can glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ together with one voice.So welcome each other, i...  Read More
Advent Devotional Day 7
by Sarah Turner on December 3rd, 2022
Be dressed for service and keep your lamps lit. Be like people waiting for their master to come home from a wedding celebration, who can immediately open the door for him when he arrives and knocks on the door. Happy are those servants whom the master finds waiting up when he arrives. I assure you that, when he arrives, he will dress himself to serve, seat them at the table as honored guests, and ...  Read More
Advent Devotional Day 6
by Sarah Turner on December 2nd, 2022
A voice was saying:    “Call out!”And another said,    “What should I call out?”All flesh is grass;    all its loyalty is like the flowers of the field.The grass dries up    and the flower withers    when the Lord’s breath blows on it.    Surely the people are grass.The grass dries up;    the flower withers,    but our God’s word will exist forever.Go up on a high mountain,    messenger Zion!Raise...  Read More
Advent Devotional Day 3
by Sarah Turner on November 29th, 2022
"Lord, my heart isn’t proud;        my eyes aren’t conceited.    I don’t get involved with things too great or wonderful for me.No. But I have calmed and quieted myself    like a weaned child on its mother;    I’m like the weaned child that is with me.Israel, wait for the Lord—    from now until forever from now!"- Psalm 131Reflection:This time of year can easily become a time of noise. A time of ...  Read More
Advent Devotional Day 2
by Sarah Turner on November 28th, 2022
The beginning of the good news about Jesus Christ, God’s Son, happened just as it was written about in the prophecy of Isaiah:Look, I am sending my messenger before you.He will prepare your way, a voice shouting in the wilderness:        “Prepare the way for the Lord;        make his paths straight.”John the Baptist was in the wilderness calling for people to be baptized to show that they were cha...  Read More