Encountering God in Advent


Life is busy. Chaotic. Taxing. Crammed with responsibilities. Jam-packed, too, with great things: family time, relationships, ministry opportunities. But now you’'ve carved out some space and some time to experience Sabbath rest. Time to be alone. To breathe. To relax. It’s just you . . . and God. This is your moment to let the stress, worries, and commitments of your life melt away. To turn your attention to God as you offer him uninterrupted time—as you quiet your heart before him and spend time in his presence. This is your time to explore with God the real meaning of Advent and of Christmas. Rest with God.

A collection of Bible-based articles and resources to use for yourself or with a group of other women.

Idea 1: Explore
Study Isaiah’s prophecies describing the coming Messiah.

Idea 2: Pray
Use an ancient Christian prayer to guide a reflection with God on the coming of the Messiah.

Idea 3: Worship

Idea 4: Journal
Use journal prompts to explore the role waiting plays in your spiritual life.

Idea 5: Consider>
Ponder the imagery of God’s Word in its description of the Incarnation.

Idea 6: Create
Make a simple craft symbolizing the Incarnation.

Idea 7: Read & Create
Read an article and think about how Christ brings hope to your life.

Idea 8: Journal
Use an Advent hymn to guide personalized reflections about Jesus in your journal.

Idea 9: Read & Reflect
Read an article and reflect on key Scripture passages as you consider why Jesus came.

Idea 10: Consider
Meditate on Scripture describing the future hope of Jesus’ Second Coming.

Idea 11: Journal
Use journal prompts to explore your own longing for Jesus’ kingdom and his rule.

Idea 12: Pray
Communicate with God about the future hope you have in him despite life’s difficulties.

Total number of pages - 35 pages

Format: PDF


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