November 29 through December 31, 2016
Dear Daily Text Friends,
As you are aware, it has become my annual practice to take a break from the day to day work of the Daily Text for the season of Advent. It enables me to dig some new wells and come back at the New Year ready to roll.
In the meantime I wanted to offer you a daily option that would run between December 1 and Christmas Day. I shared it with you this time last year. A couple years back I worked with a dozen or so Christian poets to develop a reader for Advent called, Not Yet Christmas: It’s Time for Advent. Many of you purchased the book last year for which I was very grateful.
This year we have added this resource to our New Room Bands platform. It creates an every day way of sharing in Scripture with a group of friends via an online platform. We are making it available for sale for $3.95 ($1/week). See the links below to learn more and get started. The ideal start date, of course, is December 1.
In the meantime, I’ll pray for you and invite you to pray for me. We need the Lord more than ever don’t we. And thank you for meeting me every morning in the Daily Text. This continues to be an extraordinary journey for me and an outpouring of the Holy Spirit’s anointing like I have never experienced before. Just so you know I know—the Lord is truly gifting me far beyond my own abilities to do this work. Thanks for encouraging me along.
One more thing. One of the projects I’m working on this next month is to begin getting the various seasons of the Daily Text shaped into books. I’m starting with 1 John and James and then maybe to Acts, 1 Corinthians, Mark, Proverbs, Luke, and don’t forget Matthew. I will keep you updated. And I’ll treasure your prayers. I think of the Daily Text as our work together.
This will be the last public post here until the New Year. Blessed Advent and Merry Christmas!
For the Awakening,
To access Not Yet Christmas in New Room Bands, you must first create an account. Do that here. From there, you’ll want to “Start a New Group.” We recommend you journey through Not Yet Christmas with others, but you’ll need to go through the “start a new group” process even if you plan to read it solo. Choose Not Yet Christmas as your study, go through the purchase process, and then select December 1 as your start date. You should be all set!
Join the Daily Text Fasting Challenge here. Whenever you sign up, it will begin the following Tuesday.
J.D. Walt, is a Bond Slave of the Lord Jesus Christ. firstname.lastname@example.org.