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Prayer is a spiritual way of describing how we talk with God. It is the way we can respond to God as He calls us to come to Him. God continues to call out to each of His children, every day, drawing us close to Him, wanting us to realize that He truly is just a prayer away. Prayer will allow you to experience intimacy with God."Call to me," the Lord says in Jeremiah 33:3, "and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things which you do not know."In prayer we get a taste of eternal life, when we will know God intimately. Prayer is not a time to learn or study more about God, but instead, is time spent with God. Prayer allows you to become aware of the strength and love imparted to us by the miraculous presence of God's Holy Spirit in our lives. James 5:16 says," Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much."


Early Start on Christmas

Read Luke 1:1 through 2:52

Published: Sep 25, 2017

Gayle looked across the store and noticed Christmas decorations already on display. “Seriously! It’s three months until Christmas. Why can’t they wait for Thanksgiving first?” she muttered. Later while unloading her groceries she began to think about the truth of Christ—God’s promised Savior coming to the world. She remembered the message the angels proclaimed to the shepherds.

“Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord” (Luke 2:11).

The Jewish people yearned for the coming Messiah to deliver them from the harsh realities of Roman rule. Some false messiahs arose to attempt to win the allegiance of the people and had some success. However, they weren’t able to give people the peace and joy they desired. God sent Jesus to be born in Bethlehem, live a sinless life, die on a cross to pay for humanity’s sin, and rise from the dead.

The challenges of life cannot compare with the joy people can discover in the gift of Jesus Christ.

Challenge for Today: Rejoice in the truth that the Savior loves you no matter the challenge.

Quicklook: Luke 2:8–14

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