|Nativity Alphabet by Krista Hamrick|
The same wholehearted devotion that led these wise men to follow His star in the east until they found Jesus, was the same wholehearted devotion found in an 84 year-old prayer warrior named Anna from Luke 2:36-38 …Anna, a prophet…was now eighty-four years old. She never left the Temple but stayed there day and night, worshiping God with fasting and prayer. She came along just as Simeon was talking with Mary and Joseph, and she began praising God. She talked about Jesus to everyone who had been waiting for the promised King to come and deliver Jerusalem.
Lord Jesus, I want to let go of my divided desires and be wholeheartedly devoted to You. Capture and renew my heart today. May I be like Anna, who waited joyfully for you her whole life. I may not yet see you with my physical eyes, like the wise men who followed Your star in the east, but let the eyes of my heart be awakened to see You and to rejoice in You today. You are worthy of all of my praise and adoration! In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.
Look In—as you meditate on Luke 2:36-38… pray to see how you might apply it to your life. Be propelled to ask galvanizing questions about your discoveries: "Because God is_________, I will_____________."
Look Out—as you meditate on Luke 2:36-38…pray to see how you might apply it to your relationships with others. Let the nature of God impact on every relationship, for your good, and for His glory.
* If you liked this post, you’ll love this book – Name Above All Names Devotional: Focusing on 26 Alphabetical Names of Christ