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Advent 2020: Gifts

They offered Him gifts.

Meditate. Examine. Build. Be. The steps in our spiritual roadmap for Advent.

Be. Exist. Live. Move.

These synonyms for be expand our understanding of what it means to “be in the Word.” As you read the Scripture associated with the devotionals in Joy to the World consider what it means to be in that particular Word.


Read December 10: Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh

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Reflect.

What “gift” did you receive from today’s devotional reading?


The magi’s gifts were intensifiers of desire for Christ himself in much the same way fasting is for us.

John Piper, Joy to the world

What is your heart attitude when it comes to giving to Jesus?

How do you feel about giving to His Kingdom when it comes to your time? energy? resources?

Do you feel fear of not having enough for yourself? or fear of what will happen if you don’t give?

Do you give because you want something in return? or do you give out of pure adoration?

Today, consider whether the gifts you give Him have strings attached.

Seek God on how to become untangled from any wrong attitudes you have when it comes to giving gifts to Him.

You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.
2Corinthians 9:17 NLT

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