Advent Devotions Writing Opportunity

Writing Requirements
  • Each devotion should be between 250-300 words.
  • It should be centered around a Bible passage, either the one suggested or one comparable that encompasses the theme.
  • List the Bible passage as the first thing on your page.
  • Please use the NIV or EHV translation.
  • In the body of the devotion, show how that passage is relevant to your life or how it has guided, instructed, and comforted you even in the depths.
  • Each devotion should end with a short prayer.

All devotions received prior to September 1, 2022 will be read and considered. Please submit only one devotion, preferably on the topic for which you feel most qualified to speak. (Topics are listed below with corresponding passages)

Our goal is to come alongside women and show them tangible and applicable ways to be led by God’s Word. We aren’t looking for preaching or superior theological understanding. We just need to show our fellow sisters Jesus.

All devotions will be reviewed by a pastor. WELS Women’s Ministry reserves the right to edit and/or change devotions without the approval of the author. We only have 25 spots, so please don’t feel discouraged if your devotion isn’t used. It may just be that we’ve received 10 devotions on the same topic. WELS Women’s Ministry may use some devotions for another purpose at a later time.

Thank you for your interest and participation!

Jeremiah 29:13 “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

Matthew 22:36-37 ‘Teacher, which commandment is the greatest in the Law?’ Jesus replied, ’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’

Deuteronomy 6:6-7 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

Proverbs 22:6 Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

Romans 10:14 So then, how can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one about whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without a preacher?

Luke 2:17 When they had seen him, they told others the message they had been told about this child.

Hebrews 4:15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.

Psalm 139:2-3 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. 

Daniel 2:21 Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever;  wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons;  he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.


Psalm 33:10-11 The Lord foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples. But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.

 

Ezekiel 34:16 I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak, but the sleek and the strong I will destroy. I will shepherd the flock with justice.

Matthew 18:12-14 What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go looking for the one that wandered away? If he finds it—Amen I tell you—he rejoices more over that one sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not wander away. In the same way, your Father in heaven does not want even one of these little ones to perish.

Matthew 5:43-45 You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven.

1 Peter 4:8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

Matthew 18:6 If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.

Matthew 18:10 See to it that you do not look down on one of these little ones, because I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.

1 Timothy 2:1-2 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.

Daniel 2 Daniel handled a problem which would have led to his death, with wisdom and tact, and by encouraging his friends to plead with God for mercy.

Colossians 3:2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

Luke 2:36-38 There was also a prophet, Anna, the daughter of Penuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage,  and then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying.

Isaiah 46:4 Even to your old age and gray hairs   I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.

1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Isaiah 41:10 Do not fear, for I am with you. Do not be overwhelmed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Psalm 46:1-3 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.

 

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