My prayer is that these same stories will call you deeper into the heart of God, and you will desire to sit at His feet, and know Him from the inside out. As you embark on this forty-day journey, allow time to scribe your thoughts and prayers in the space provided. Included at the end of each devotion are questions to consider as well as additional scripture references. I suggest finding these verses and writing them in the margin next to their place of reference within the devotional. This will be helpful in scripture application as well as navigating through the Bible.
Whether you are recovering from a broken and raw heart or you are in preparation for days ahead, this book provides insight and wisdom.
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May the Lord guide and fill you with His breath as you read, journal, and pray during these next forty days. Father, You hold our lives in the palm of Your hand. Hold us steady as we embark on a journey of prayer and devotion, desiring to draw near to You. Open our ears to hear Your promptings, our heart to understand Your scripture, and our eyes to see You in the comings and goings of life.
Let our desire be for You alone. Hosea Luke Isaiah Have you had a wilderness experience where the only comfort found was sitting at the feet of Jesus? What did you learn about God during this time? Example: He is Comforter, Friend, a great listener.
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The Way Forward Whether you are recovering from a broken and raw heart or you are in preparation for days ahead, this book provides insight and wisdom. See Luke — When they came to Bethlehem, they found the child with his family now in a house instead of a stable, and they presented to him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. See Matt. Where the men came from is unknown, and neither is it known how many there were; but in this painting, Harry Anderson portrays the traditional three.
They arrived safely, likely finding refuge among the many Jews who lived in Egypt at that time.
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Pictured here is the town of El Arish, on the Mediterranean seacoast some fifty miles south of Gaza. Mary and Joseph likely passed by here. See Gen. After the death of Herod, the land of Palestine was divided among his three sons. This view of Nazareth by David Roberts offers a pre-modern setting for the city to which Joseph, Mary, and the child Jesus returned from Egypt. The town lies on the lower slope of a hill that looks out over the great Plain of Esdraelon the historic Plain of Jezreel , the largest and most fertile valley in Israel.
Across the valley to the south are the mountains of Samaria; to the east, over intervening hills, is seen the summit of Mount Tabor; and to the west the long line of Mount Carmel stretches to the sea. Today the city is inhabited by 25, Arabs many of them Christian and 25, Jews. Nazareth has attained great prominence because of its association with the Savior.
Thus, it now houses more than forty Christian-owned buildings, including orphanages, monasteries, schools, and convents. Jerusalem lies near the summit of a broad mountain ridge, seen here from the southeast in a drawing by David Roberts. The Valley of Kidron, which separates the city from the Mount of Olives, is seen at the lower right. Having reached the age of twelve, Jesus, according to Jewish practice, was no longer considered a child but now took his place among men.
His studies would have intensified and his vocational preparation received a new emphasis. At that age, he was entitled to enter the temple courts and listen to the rabbis, even to participate.
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Having astonished the learned doctors with his extraordinary understanding, he returned with his family to Nazareth. In Galilee Jesus grew from youth to manhood. Much of Galilee was the very embodiment of the pastoral life, yet the Galilean spirit was solid and tenacious.
In the springtime, a vast blanket of green covers the hills of Galilee where Jesus walked, as in this photo of the area of Shunem, just seven miles distant from Nazareth across the Plain of Esdraelon. Also in the area of Galilee where Jesus grew is Mount Tabor, a beautiful mountain, wholly of limestone, rising about a thousand feet above the great Plain of Esdraelon seven miles east of Nazareth.
When President Spencer W. When Jesus was about thirty years of age, he left Nazareth to go to the Jordan river in Judea. This view is of the Jezreel Valley looking east toward the land of Gilead in the background. The southeastern end of the Jezreel Valley here shown is about sea level and drops down into the Jordan Valley just west of Gilead. Shown here is the Jordan River where it exits from the southern end of the Sea of Galilee and continues its flow south toward the Dead Sea.