Billy Graham’s Advent Devotion, Week 2: Responding to God’s Call

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Are you seeking to follow God’s call on your life? Billy Graham’s second Advent devotion focuses on how we can follow the lead of Mary and Joseph in responding to God.

Week Two: December 4-10

Read Matthew 1:19-21—We’re given just a little glimpse of Mary and Joseph before Jesus was born. They lived in the hill country of Galilee. Joseph was a religious man. Mary gives every evidence of having a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures, even though she was a teenager. The Bible teaches that God was so pleased with her that He chose her to be the mother of Jesus. Mary and Joseph weren’t married, and yet Mary became pregnant.

I’ve often put myself in Joseph’s place—imagined his thoughts, his aspirations about the girl to whom he was engaged. But Joseph decided to break the engagement privately.

While he was thinking about these things, God’s angel appeared to him in a dream to give Joseph an explanation of the situation. All Joseph’s suspicions were put away. He accepted what God had said through the angel, and he was immediately married to Mary.

Both Joseph and Mary followed the call and plan of God, and through their obedience the way was prepared for Christ to come and bless us.

Are you seeking to follow God’s call on your life? Are you actively responding to Him?

>> Read Week 1 of the Advent devotion

How will you respond to God?


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  1. Len Chinnery says:

    Thank You for your good work Merry Christmas

  2. jody E howell says:

    I want to know when his spirit is speaking to me. I love God w all my heart, and his will is mine. I would love to have a dream like Joseph

  3. Paula Hill says:

    Merry Christmas, Billy Graham . You are a light to many by showing your love of Jesus Christ.

  4. Teresa Scarborough says:

    In deed we are in such a time as this when we need to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas, the Divine plan to save us all. Thank you, Jesus !!

  5. Russell Ruth says:

    thank you

  6. Bame Joshua says:

    Thank you for the inspiring devotional thought. May God continue to grant you grace and use you to bless others.

  7. Deborah Osborn says:

    Thank you so much amen

  8. Ginny McWilliams says:

    Thank you for all you have done for the Kingdom of God.

  9. William Weaver says:

    Thank you, I get very much out of the teachings, in Christ!! Merry Christmas!!