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In the shadow of darkness, a light has dawned.

Thursday | December 1

Ephesians 5:6-14 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for it is because of these things that the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not associate with them, for once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. For it is a shame even to speak of the things that they do in secret; but when anything is exposed by the light it becomes visible, for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it is said, "Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.”


The way of secret lives and inner darkness is death. But that is why Christ came, to shine the light that we might rise again from this darkness. Yesterday you confessed something, today is the day to turn and leave it. Today is the day to see that to walk as a child of light is to walk out of that former darkness and into the light. Pray that God would lead you out of that thing today, and then begin to take the first step. Turn off that screen, shut down that website, throw away that thing you need to, delete that account, write something down, leave that place of darkness. And know that whenever you walk to the light, you are walking towards Christ - He is with you, and that is always the better place to be.

Morning Kneeling Prayer

Father, I pray that I would

enter this day as your Son

entered the world, full of love

and hope.


Midday Kneeling Prayer

Jesus, I pray that I would be present in my work as you were present in this world, full of humility and service.


Evening Kneeling Prayer

Holy Spirit, I pray that I would be at peace in my rest knowing that you came to bring peace to the world, and will one day bring rest to all things. Amen.

The Common Rule - Advent Edition! is a seasonal version of The Common Rule which provides a set of daily and seasonal practices for celebrating the King that has come and waiting for the King that will come again.
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