What I’m listening to: Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt
Almost halfway through our advent series! As always, if you’re new, be sure to check out my previous posts in the series. The first post also has some additional information about our Advent devotionals. Now let’s get started!
So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 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.
Luke 2:4-7 (NIV)
Do you ever feel like you can’t achieve the goals that God has placed in your heart? Maybe you don’t feel like you have enough money, connections, or talent. It’s easy to forget the meaning behind the manger in the Christmas story. Jesus could have been born the Son of a king, or a wealthy merchant. Instead, He came from humble beginnings, placed in a feeding trough after he was born. God has equipped you with everything you need to do His work. Even if something seems impossible, God’s will will prevail. Remember that just because you don’t think that you can do something doesn’t mean God doesn’t think you can.
Prayer Prompt: Ask God to help you believe that you can do His will, even if you think that you are not good or capable enough to.