The Season of Advent is Upon Us
What Do You Mean, “Be Still”?

The season of Advent has begun. Christmas is less than four weeks away. How can anyone, in this busy season, be still? Yet, the Lord commands us, “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” (Psalm 46:10).

woman reading Bible at Christmas-time

The Lord is not scolding His people when He shares these words with us. He is simply giving us the opportunity to experience His peace. As we begin to make preparations for this busy time of year, I pray we will take time each day to savor the stillness and peace that comes when we trust our Lord and Savior.

In a short Bible study titled “What Do You Mean, Be Still?” written for LWML in 2014, the author shares that God has the power to speak to us anytime, anywhere, and in ways we cannot ignore. However, He often chooses to speak to us quietly. The stillness of the Christmas season is the stillness that comes from knowing the Lord Jesus Christ.

As you make all the preparations associated with this Christmas season, are you preparing your heart to receive His will for you? Join me and choose a different devotion, Bible study, litany, or mission activity each day. There is no better way to prepare for our Savior’s birth!

Today, and always, we are surrounded by God’s grace,

Debbie Larson





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