Postures Of Advent: A Daily Christmas Devotional

Devotional

When’s the last time you actually got on your knees during prayer time? It might feel weird, maybe even a bit awkward, but try it out! 

See how this shift in your physical posture can help inspire and inform your spiritual posture.

Prayer is about transforming us. It’s about helping us take postures of worship, awe, surrender and open-handedness before God. It’s important to remember that all of these postures, including surrender, aren’t one-and-done things. It takes constant reforming of our hearts, hands, and habits before God.

Let’s pray.

Lord Jesus, I confess that my world is often more about me than it is about You or the people You’ve placed in my path. It’s tempting and much easier to only take care of my own and to look to my own interests, not the interests of others. But I know You ask us to live counter-culturally, and that You don’t ask us to do anything that You haven’t already shown us how to do Yourself.

Jesus, thank You for Your incarnation. For choosing to be with us in the mess and brokenness of our world. Thank You for the example You set for us in taking the nature of a servant.

Jesus, would You reveal to me the ways I need to practice surrender and humility? Would You open my eyes to the ways You are inviting me to be with others, to serve them, to look to their interests? 

Jesus, we look forward to the day when every tongue will acknowledge you as Lord to the glory of God the Father. 

Amen.