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FOCUS DAY 24:

The Season of Fulfillment

 

HEAVENLY CONVERSATION 24: “Satisfaction of Obedience.

KEY:F (God the Father Speaking)J (God the Son, Jesus Speaking); S (God the Holy Spirit Speaking) [Read the verse(s) and “Heavenly Conversation” as a family. Suggestion: Choose a different family member to read each part of God’s conversation.]

 

F “Christmas is about fulfillment! Our creation is like us; they want good lives for their children and families.”

J“They want their life stories to be the best possible.”

S “John quoted me in his Gospel, ‘As God’s Holy Spirit, I come to guide your life; and with me, it will be more abundant!’ This is my gift of fulfillment.   I can help them obey all of our Father’s commands - all of the time!”

J“Obedience to our Word is the key to great life stories and a truly successful legacy. Luke shared about building on rock, not sand. Obedience is the foundation that will get believers safely through life to heaven. [Luke 6:48]”

S “That’s why I had to return to heaven, so you could go and live within their lives. Paul wrote, ‘God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit.’”

FI love it! It is such a good plan, but remember, they still have to accept our gifts of forgiveness and freedom from sin to make it work for them. Isn’t that right?”

J“TRUE! There are so many temptations along the way, and lies from Satan’s followers as well. Solomon noted that there are many paths to happiness and fulfillment that seem so right, but they are not. [Proverbs 14:12]”

S “Jesus, you taught that it is important to seek the right things as well. ’For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?’ [Mark 8:36]”

FKing David reminded everyone that all a person accomplishes or accumulates will someday end when he wrote, ‘For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him.’ [Psalm 49:17]”

J“That is when each person’s life choices will be reviewed by us. We will look at their choices. Things forgiven by us will not be counted against them. [Psalms 103:12]”

FIf they have chosen forgiveness, their life will be clean.”

J“If they have chosen my freedom, their life will have been full of the benefits from living above sin.”

S “And, if they have chosen fulfillment, their lives, no matter how glorious or difficult, will have been full of joy.”

F “Jesus, do you remember what I said about your life story of obedience to me? ‘This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.’ [Matthew 3:17]”

J“Yes. The same is true with every believer, as I shared in a parable where the master said, ‘Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.’ [Luke 19:17]”

F “I want to say ‘Well done!’ to every believer, and for all of our creation.”

S “I agree. Christmas can be a ‘Season of Fulfillment.”

FWe have kept our promises of the past.”

J“We will keep our promises now and in the future.”

S “That’s a lot of gifts!”

F J“It’s Christmas!”

 

John 10:20; Romans 5;5;Mark 8:36; Proverbs 14:12; Psalm 49:17, 103:12;Matthew 3:17;Luke 6:48, 19:17; “As God’s Holy Spirit, I come to guide your life; and with me, it will be more abundant!”; “God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit.”   John 10:20; Romans 5;5

 

MY CHOICE DAY 24:

I will discover an amazing life through obedience.

 

DAY 24 ACTIVITIES:

OPTIONAL: Advent Celebration 5, Christmas Eve, PURITY

You will need three purple candles, plus one pink and one white. If you celebrated Sunday(s) 1, 2, 3, and/or 4, use those candles again. If you did not, you can combine the HOPE, PEACE, JOY, and/or LOVE Family Devotion(s) with this one. Consider assigning a different bullet point to family members, or have the same or different person share the entire Family Devotion. Everyone might read the Thought together. Be worshipful and creative!

 

C5 Link [Link to Celebration 5, PURITY]

 

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