Advent in Action

Putting Your Faith in Motion 

God helps us to prepare our hearts, minds, bodies, and spirits for celebrating HIS birth. GET READY, ALL SET, now LOVE!

Week 1: "Love one another."
Scripture-reading/memorization/singing: 1 John 4: 7, 8.

Activity: write about or take a picture (or draw it) of your favorite game or activity to do with your sister, brother, cousin, friend, neighbor, school/class/teammate. Pray about and think of ways you can show the love of Christ during these times. Perhaps you will invite or encourage someone you have never shared this activity with before. Maybe, when the activity ends, you can congratulate the winner as you smile or offer a high five.

Week 1 Prayer
"Dear LORD as YOU (we) prepare our hearts for CHRISTmas, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Thank you, GOD! Amen."

Week 2: "God's Love For All"
Ponder, consider, think, about the greatness and amazing extent of GOD's love for ALL people! For you! For me!

Scripture reading/memorization: John 3:16

Activity-GOD loved...so GOD gave. GOD loves...GOD gives, gives, and gives more, more, over, and over AGAIN. Follow in HIS steps. Let HIM lead you in giving.

Make a list of people, ministries, charities, organization you will GIVE some of the time, talent, and treasure that GOD has graciously, abundantly, repeatedly GIVEN you. Letís share the love of Christ with those of us who need it most-those who are lonely, lacking, hurt, hardened, hungry, hated, misunderstood, mistreated, maligned, friendless, forgotten, frail, faithless, shocked, shattered, scared, shaken, scorned, cornered, challenged, grieving, gullible, angry....this is us (at one time or another). This is why JESUS came!

Write a poem, song, letter expressing your gratitude for the magnitude of GOD's life for you and yours for HIM. Share by giving a copy or reading your writing with those who need The LORD (people need The LORD). How will you show that kind of heartfelt love to others especially those who reject, resist, and refuse it? The distance God went to demonstrate that love is beyond our comprehension. How high, wide, long, how deep is the love of GOD for the whole of humanity...the world!

Week 2 Prayer
"Almighty God, how could YOU love us so much and do what you did (suffer so terribly, be humiliated, beaten, betrayed, rejected, mocked, denied, crucified unto DEATH) for me ? How could YOU hold back YOUR power and let YOUR Son die for my sins and the sins of all of us sinners? Though not understanding it fully, I am fully persuaded to believe it! As the old hymn says, "Love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all." Thank you for HIS ultimate sacrifice and resurrection. Praise GOD JESUS is risen! ALIVE forever more! Amen."

©2019 Penelope White
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