New Year Devo // Week 2
WEEK 2 / Jan. 12-18
Read Matthew 3:13-17
Read through this passage, keeping in mind the circumstances surrounding the birth of Jesus, who as a child grew up as one who was conceived out of wedlock.
Ponder these questions with the Lord in prayer, journaling your responses:
- What must it have been like to grow up among the whispers, condemnation and ridicule of others?
- What do you think God’s words, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased, “ meant to Jesus?
- How do you think they made him feel?
- What are the words you long to hear from God? Spend some time listening for the still small voice of God.
Pondering where your God may lead you in this coming year, pray this prayer as a reminder of God’s purposes for you:
God has created me to do Him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission—I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. He has not created me for nothing. I shall do good, I shall do His work.