Great Plains Daily Devotional for 12/12/2019

Today please be in prayer for

Brian Blackburn
Macksville Grace UMC
Trousdale UMC
Hutchinson District
Rebecca Stredney
First Presbyterian Church of Wilson
Wilson UMC
Hutchinson District
Dustin Petz
CEO Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation
Hutchinson District
Anne Kiome Gatobu
District Superintendent
Kansas City District

Today's Lectionary Text

Throughout Advent, we will read the book of Luke together.  You are invited to pause for a few minutes, quite your soul and read contemplatively Luke 12.

Today's Devotional

After reading the entire chapter, pause and read the highlighted verses below for further reflection.
 
Today‘s focus is on verses Luke 12:32-34.
 
“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
 
Meditate
  1. What do you hear in today’s Scripture this Advent season?
  2. Where your treasure is, there is your heart. List some of your treasures. Evaluate your treasures. Hold each one up against your life. Reflect on how to let God be your greatest treasure. What would you need to let go of, “see,” for this to be a reality in your life?
 
           
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On social media — either Facebook, Twitter or Instagram —share an image and/or your reflections on today’s chapter. Please share only images that you have taken or for which you own the rights.  Be sure to include the hashtags #GPUMCAdvent and #Luke12 as we reflect together in community.

 

Prayer for Reflection

O God, this Advent season, we recognize that Jesus Christ is our treasure.  We remember the reign of God in us.  Help us to follow you more and more each day. Amen.
 

 

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