This devotional is based off of "Looking Forward to Christmas: Biblical prophecies that spoke of the Messiah" by Janet Denison. You can download the entire devotional book here.
"Christmas is a season filled with plans. We look forward to the arrival of family--or maybe a time when we will be guests at someone's home. There are parties to attend, gifts to buy and decorations to display. Before Christmas ever became a season to plan, Christmas was known as the moment God planned--from the beginning...This first day of the month and first day of Advent is a good day to make a spiritual plan as well. The Advent season was meant to be a time of devotion and meditation...May this Advent season be filled with God's plans for Christmas, so that our season is filled with the presence of Christ."
As you begin to plan your calendar for the coming season, also begin to prepare your heart for the birth of Christ. Make sure that His birth remains at the center of your planning. Begin now to help your family's focus remain on Christ. As a family, pray together asking God to break through the business of this season and give you a new and meaningful understanding of the gift of His Son.