Today’s devotion is based on an Old Testament prophecy from Isaiah, “As it is written in the book of Isaiah the prophet: ‘A voice of one calling in the wilderness, “Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him”’
John, the fulfillment of the prophecy, said it plain and straight. ‘Prepare the way for the Lord; make straight paths for him.’ There is urgency in his voice as he implored those who came to hear to repent and be ready with open ears and hearts to receive Jesus. He earnestly desired people to position themselves to see and receive God’s salvation.
God’s desire is for us to live in the restored relationship that Jesus paid for through his death. Before we begin to call others to repentance, each of us needs to prepare ourselves for the way of the Lord?
Please pray with me; dear God, please reveal what I need to clear from my life. Please help me to deal with them. Thank you for your love and mercy. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.