Like Joseph, we need to continually listen to what God may be saying to us when we are wrestling with decision-making. Listening for the Lord lies at the heart of the guided life. …
Think about a particular decision you are facing right now. Sit down with a notepad or with your computer, and list the different options before you. Reflect on them in prayer, asking God to guide you in the days ahead.
—Trevor Hudson, Pauses for Advent: Words of Wonder (Upper Room Books, 2017)
How often do you spend time in silence, listening for God’s guidance? Join the conversation.
When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife.
—Matthew 1:24 (NIV)
Prayer for the Week
Holy One, guide me as I reflect on the wonder of Jesus’ birth this Advent. May Jesus be born anew in my life. Help me to show his love and grace to others. Amen.
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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