For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all nations. Luke 2:30-31
Read: Luke 2:22-40
Listen: Luke 2
Simeon and Anna meet the baby Jesus when Joseph and Marry bring him to the temple. The temple was the bustling hub of the Jewish faith. With so much coming and going, Anna and Simeon seem to be the only two who recognize the true identity of the babe. They were so in-tune with the Spirit of God that they saw what others missed. They recognize and worship Jesus for being the long-awaited Messiah.
It isn’t a coincidence that Simeon and Anna had the wisdom to see Jesus amid the temple chaos. Luke gives us the impression they were dedicated to God and sensitive to the moving of the Spirit. They had given themselves to God and cultivated a relationship with him.
The holidays are often like the bustling temple. In a season initially dedicated to Jesus, we focus on so many other things. We can be like the rest of the people who overlooked Jesus or choose to be like Anna and Simeon.
IN YOUR CHAIR TIME TODAY
Consider what it looks like for you to cultivate that dedicated kind of relationship with God. We believe there are three critical environments to spiritual growth called The Row (weekend services), The Circle (small groups) and the Chair (quiet time with God). Ask God to show you how you can be more dedicated to these environments and take your next step with him.
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