What helps you slow down to savor this season and draw close to Jesus?
I love this quote by C.S. Lewis. Lucy says it and it’s so very beautiful. In this season, it reminds us that something WONDERFUL happened in a stable long ago — something that changed the world forever. The LIGHT of the world pierced the darkness and Christ was born!
I’ve found that adding a special devotional helps me remember the wonder of advent at this time of year.
Here are three that I really like:
1) Helen Arnold’s “Not So Secret Love Letters: Advent Edition” ebook Advent devotional. The best part is she’ll read bits of it to you in her beautiful British accent! Helen writes in a beautiful style and is known for her Not So Secret
2) Rebecca George’s Light of the World: 21-Day Advent Devotional is a resource that will lead you to know, experience, and share Jesus, the Light of the world, this Christmas season. When you sign up, you’ll receive a 59-page PDF workbook (complete with planning pages, activity pages, and 21 days of devotionals), an audiobook version of the devotional, AND access to a worshipful advent Spotify playlist that you can enjoy throughout the season.
3) Candace Cameron Bure’s Bring On The Merry: 25 Days of Great Joy for Christmas. As you read the Christmas devotions and complete the activity journal pages, you’ll rediscover the wonder and amazement of the season and draw closer to the Savior. You will personally connect with Jesus in ways that will change your perspective and your response to the timeless Christmas story. Bring On the Merry will help you stress less and enjoy the season more as you put your focus on what really matters JESUS!
Finally, YouVersion has a variety of online Advent Devotionals you can access from your phone, tablet, or computer. I like to choose one for my kids and one for myself each Christmas. The nice thing about them is that you can choose shorter or longer devotionals, depending on how many days you’d like to do. There are plans that are designed to last a few days, a week to ten days, or up to a month.
I know there are many more options out there. Don’t let yourself become overwhelmed by all the options or pick too many to try to do. Just pick one or two short devos or one that will span the whole month.
Is there a Christmas devotional you love? I’ve been dreaming about a few ideas for a future devotional I might write. Every year I say I’m going to write it so it’s ready by the next year, but this is the first year I’ve actually started putting pen to paper.
Let’s slow down and savor the season, Kindred Spirits!