While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger because there was no guest room available for them.
Good Morning and Happy Monday!
It is Christmas week y’all! We are still in our Advent 2020 series of prayers and today is our 16th prayer together. It’s also the day I announce our Giveaway! I am giving away a gift card to Golden Coil in the amount of the equivalent of one of their agendas. It is the agenda I use, and I love it so much, it has helped me keep my year in order, and I wanted to give the gift of organization to you. I did a gift card to the store so that you can go online and design your own agenda! I will post the rules to the giveaway on Instagram tonight at 7:30! Stay tuned.
Today’s devotional brings me right back to Christmas. It reminds me of the lengths Mary and Joseph went to ensure the safety of the child. If you don’t know the story, I would go into Luke and read the full thing. It’s beautiful, and it reminds us to humbly praise him. Jesus could have split the heavens down and come in the form of a man. He could have been full grown. He saved us from the grip of hell and ascended right back up into heaven, but he didn’t. He came in the form of a baby. Who sat in a manger, crying and sleeping, and eating. Like all newborns do.
He grew up. He spent time walking the earth as a human. He could have started his ministry at 18, but he waited until he was 30. He died at 33. Why? Why did he live a full life before he got to saving the world? The answer is simple; his life is an image of ours. We have to learn how to crawl before we can walk. We have to walk before we can run. God understands that there is a season for everything. We can’t just walk into the glory of your career; you need to first go to school and learn the alphabet, then you need to go to college or continuing education so that you can learn more about your job.
Let his story remind you that you are still learning. Still growing. Still prepping for the seasons ahead of you.
Father God, this is the week we’ve been waiting and praying for how we love you, Lord. We thank you for teaching us the true definition of learning to crawl before you can walk. I know you have a purpose for me and the person on the other side of the mic. Give us guidance and strength as we continue to water the seeds we’ve all planted. Tell us what to do next; we want to be ready for when you call us to that next season. Just as you were once a baby, we too are just Meer children on this walk of faith. So continue to parent us into great powerhouses of faith. We want to have life-changing faith. We pray for the day ahead of us; may you bless it. We pray for the families who are experiencing loss; may you bless them. It is in your Holy name that we pray, AMEN!