Advent In Action – Week 3 — On Bended Knees

Advent In Action – Week 3 — On Bended Knees

Scripture reading, memorization—Matthew 2:11

“On coming to the house, they [wise men] saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.”

Advent In Action

We learned the discipline of bowing in week 2! Let’s continue this practice to bow at least three times a day to thank, praise, worship GOD as we consider the magnificent, wonderful, never-ending, everlasting love of GOD in that HE HIMself came to earth in human form to save us. We show honor and respect in bowing. Now, with thanksgiving to God in our hearts, our bodies are made low, let’s bow our words affections , desires and appetites , treasures and talents thoughts , emotions , and ALL actions under The Father’s control.

God gave me ____________________________________________ and I give these back to Him for His direction, use and plan. Which emotions are you bowing before God in prayer? ___________________________________ What thoughts and habits are you making low? _________________________________________ Take this practice of daily kneeling in the awesome presence of our loving LORD into the New Year!

Week 3 Advent Prayer

Heavenly Father, YOU and YOU alone deserve worship, praise, adoration, obedience, service, and . So I acknowledge You as The Most High GOD, The One and Only True and Living GOD by kneeling before YOU now with prayers of thanksgiving! Help me take this position everyday as a reminder to gladly keep this posture in my mind and heart.

May I willingly place all thoughts, plans, and activities in Your Almighty, all powerful, and loving hands . I make them low and under Your control, influence, subjection, and direction. Help me to remember how Mary, (Mother of JESUS)-a godly, young, humble servant of GOD yielded herself (the whole self-her thoughts, future, spirit, and body) to GOD’s perfect plans and holy purposes.

Bring to my remembrance ( Joseph’s, Jesus’ earthy father) willingness to abandon his plan and follow God’s. May the journey of the wise men be ours. They set aside their earthly priority, power, position, plans, treasure, time, and talent for the purpose of seeking YOU so that they could bow/humble themselves before You in worship.

They showed us how to approach The Sovereign LORD GOD. Everything within them as in us-bodies minds , souls, plans, agendas, desires all bow to adore, worship, and honor the true KING of kings, LORD of lords, GOD made flesh….JESUS! Thank YOU, LORD! AMEN!

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Penelope WhitePENELOPE ALLEN WHITE, wife, mother of two young adult sons, and G’ma puts into print her heart’s desire—that is, for all children and people to intimately know God. She is a Christian educator and speaker, church school curriculum writer and teacher, workshop facilitator, middle school counselor, neighborhood tutor and still finds time to enjoy a game of hopscotch!

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