JOY IN THE JOURNEY! Advent 2020 Devotional 23

December 23, 2020
Matthew 2:9-12

The Wise Men gifted us by showing us how to be faithful, how to diligently seek Jesus, how to follow God’s guidance, and how to truly worship. We can seek God through prayer, Bible study and scripture reading. As we grow in faith we learn to trust God and be more sensitive to His guidance. We can worship and praise God anytime, anywhere. We honor God when we offer ourselves in service to Him and when we share our gifts, talents, and abilities. God gave His best when he gifted us with Jesus, whose birth we celebrate at Christmas time.

Father, we thank you for sharing the lessons of the Wise Men and their faith. We are especially grateful for your son, Jesus, who we celebrate today and every day. Lead us to seek you earnestly, recognize your leading, and trust you in all circumstances. May we worship you daily and gift you with our love and our lives; and may we confidently share your love with everyone we meet. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen

Pat Scheid