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Advent Season Meditations

posted Nov 28, 2019, 8:39 AM by Tim Isbell   [ updated Nov 28, 2019, 8:45 AM ]
At the start of Advent in 2018, I started writing meditations, intending to do it for a full Christian year. Instead of writing articles for humans, I determined to address each meditation to God. I thought that might enlighten my personal prayer life and possibly turn into something I could publish in the next year.

A year later, I counted 71 written meditations, meaning that I spent about five days refining and living in the context of each one. The entire project was incredibly enjoyable and fulfilling. I intend to revisit each meditation throughout the upcoming years and add some fresh ones.

I’m confident that God will use this project to bless others, so I published the Advent meditations on my site. Before the start of each subsequent season in the Christian calendar, I’ll post the reflections for that season.

I encourage you to follow along. As the calendar ticks through the year, you can join me in building this project into your spiritual life. Perhaps you will write some reflections of your own! Or you can choose titles from my Table of Contents and jump directly to them. Some of you will need fresh material to minister to someone, or to address your church or in some other setting. You now have 71 new meditations from which to find something relevant.

The way to start is to read Responsive Prayer Meditations. It tells what you need to know to take full advantage of the project, and it provides a link to access the “Advent season meditations.”

(Also, If you're a minister or worship leader and looking for Advent readings for public worship settings, please check out Advent Readings.)

Blessings, Tim