If you are contemplating participating in Advent this year, please join His Kingdom Come with our special Advent Take Me Deeper Devotions!
The Apostle Paul instructed the Colossians, "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him" (Col. 3: 16-17).
Music has a way of connecting us with God; "Oh sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day”. (Psalm 96:1–2) Music connects with our emotions. It calms; it excites; it inspires. Somehow it communicates with our hearts more deeply than other avenues do. And music has a way of connecting us to the heart of worshiping God.
For the December Take Me Deeper devotions we are going to use songs to connect us with the themes of Advent and Christmas. From November 29 (1st Sunday of Advent) through December 25 TMD will be a daily devotion to help our community journey through Advent and prepare our hearts for the celebration of our Savior's birth and incarnation on Christmas.
We wanted to incorporate a variety of voices from the HKC community for our daily December devotions. So each day you will hear from a different person in our community with a devotion and a piece of art based on a song. On each of the four Sundays of Advent there will be a devotion laying the foundation for the Advent theme for the week ahead and all of that week’s devotions will be made available. Or you can visit the site daily to read the daily devotion on the HKC blog.
So what will that look like for you? I find that most people like the idea of a study or a project, and start, but don't finish. A few years ago, I decided to spend a little time planning my project and preparing the pages in advance, thus ensuring that I would journal each day. Maybe that will work for you if you have problems finishing a project.
I created a video to introduce you to my version of preparing for a project. Hope you enjoy, join us November 29-Dec 25! These daily devotions will help you worship God and prepare your heart for the arrival of our Savior.