How to use this guide of devotional practices

This Advent guide is filled with many different kinds of devotional practices.  Some will have you reading, some listening, and some doing.  There are so many ways to devote ourselves to God.  Some practices may speak to your spirit more than others.  That’s ok.  Devotion is about presenting yourself to God day after day, no matter the method.

Another part of devotion is using your gifts to praise God.  Many Georgetown Baptist Church members of all ages have already devoted themselves to praising God with their talents by contributing to this project.  Let their gifts of praise lead you in daily worship this Advent season.

There are a couple of ways you can use this guide.  Follow along individually or as a group or family.  Engage these practices by following the devotion assigned to today’s date, or you can also skip around, depending on what you have time for today.  Take note of the star and tree symbols that appear on some devotions.  A star will let you know that the devotional practice is especially good for children.  The tree denotes practices that are especially good for teenagers.

Finally, have fun.  Open your heart and your mind.  If a practice is unfamiliar to you, ask God to walk with you in the newness.  When a passage is familiar, ask God to speak new meaning through the text.  

Devotion takes practice.  Advent is the perfect time to practice our worship and work on our relationship with God.  Advent is a season devoted to preparation.  It’s about getting our hearts ready for the birth of Christ.  Jesus is coming.  Let’s practice welcoming him this season as we worship together.

 Especially good for children

Especially good for children

 Especially good for teenagers

Especially good for teenagers