Daily Bible Study with Purpose

Daily Bible Study with Purpose

1 Thessalonians 4:17 “Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.”


Do you hear what I hear? How the time has seemingly flown! In just a couple of weeks, it will be Christmas again. Advent is the period before Christmas that gives us the announcement of the arrival of the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. 

Advent is typically celebrated ceremonially with a wreath that includes four candles, one being lit on each Sunday before Christmas for four weeks. It is also a time for fervent prayer, thanksgiving, repentance, and preparation with the help of the Holy Spirit for Christ’s return.

Tinsel Town is the “Black Friday” Shopping lures to the stores, Pollyanna gift buying, decorating trees, and doing all that glitters! No judgment! You should also consider those who are less fortunate to provide meals and toys for their children and families! So, before you venture out, let your first adventure be to deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ and to start a new Advent with Him.

Let us pray: Heavenly Father, as we await your return for us to spend eternity with you. Please keep us mindful of the love and the sacrifice of your life that you made for our sins. Strengthen our faith and thirst to know more of you and have the heart to obey you. Teach us that we cannot freely give until we have received the gift of your Holy Spirit. Amen


~Diana L.W. Coleman

This devotional was submitted by Diana L.W. Coleman, a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose. Edited by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

© Torrie Slaughter, LLC; Torrie Slaughter Photography, and Our Given Purpose® 




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