Consider this quote by Wilkie Au and Noreen Cannon from “Lean Towards the Light This Advent and Christmas Season” compiled by Christine Aroney-Sine & Lisa DeRosa.

“Living in an achievement-oriented society, many of us are influenced by an achievement-oriented spiritually, in which there is no place for receiving. We resist being indebted and insist on working for whatever we get. This attitude stands in the way of our receiving from God, who continually invites us to draw near to obtain what we need.”

God our provider, we accept your invitation to draw close and obtain what we need.

Read pages 172-173 for today’s full devotional “The Gifts of the Christ Child.”