December 2

[Remember, the offering here is to be read after the December 2 devotional in The Dawning of Indestructible Joy.]

How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?

John 5:44

If there is a longing in your heart this Advent for something that the world has not been able to satisfy, might not this longing be God’s Christmas gift preparing you to see Christ as consolation and redemption and to receive him for who he really is?

–John Piper, The Dawning of Indestructible Joypage 17*

What is your heart longing for this Advent season? the things of man? or the things of God?

Consider dissatisfaction in your heart. Could it be your Christmas gift from God to turn your heart toward the one true Gift of Advent?

Father God, show me where I continue to hope in the things of the world for my own glory rather than seeking Yours. Show me how to fully open the Gift of grace and experience the indestructible joy of the freedom and forgiveness found in Him.

[Feature Image Photo seen on blog by Ben White on Unsplash]

*© 2014. Used by permission of Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers, Wheaton, IL 60187, www.crossway.org.

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