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How do we prepare room for God this Christmas? | with Susie Larson

A Christ-centered Daily Advent Devotional

Season 6, episode 121
53 min / Published

Episode 121 – Susie Larson joins Stephanie today to ask, What Matters Most This Christmas Season? What if you approached this Advent more open to the things of God? What if you decided to be expectant that God would move in your midst? What if you made room for the joy found in the coming of our King?

Stephanie absolutely devoured “Prepare Him Room”, the brand new Christmas Advent devotional that Susie is bringing to us this Christmas.

These are some of Stephanie’s favorite quotes from Susie’s latest release:

"It takes great maturity to embrace holy contentment and holy expectation simultaneously."

"Whenever we ask for more from God, He asks for more from us."

"Jesus was physically weak but spiritually strong. So can we."

"If we don't think God cares about our hunger, we'll miss out on the beautiful experience of His provision; We will be too full on lesser things to notice it."

"With Jesus, subtraction precedes multiplication. Humility precedes breakthrough."

"Humility and faith is an irresistible combination for Jesus."

"God wants you to want His influence."
"Jesus invites us to approach Him with wide-eyed wonder and ask that all of who He is would come in and change all of who we are."

In their conversation today, Susie shares with Stephanie what she is asking God for Christmas: that He would teach her to leave this year and enter the next, trusting Him more. This is a bold, ambitious, Christ-centered prayer.

Susie reminds us that the first Christmas was not commercialized, but was focused on the light of the Lord against the backdrop of darkness. She tells us that our “not yets” do not make us “have nots”—because that is how Christmas came to be. Jesus identifies with the broken and the poor. “Silent night” was deep darkness; and yet, light was entering and is inextinguishable. Her raw emotion when she shares about her precious Lord, is beautiful and draws us deep into worship.

Susie prays a humble, bold prayer for everyone who will be listening to this episode. This prayer gave Stephanie goosebumps. Do not miss the blessing and the anointing of this prayer over you! It is a most special Christmas gift from Susie to you this year.

Gospel Spice Giveaway:

“Prepare Him Room” invites you to give God sacred space in your holiday season as you ponder the miracle of Christ and respond to His work in your life. As you begin your Christmas preparations this year, journey through Luke's account of Jesus' birth, life, death, and ultimate resurrection. God invites you to be still and let Jesus radically transform you this holy season. Let earth receive her King!

Susie is giving away several copies of “Prepare Him Room.” Go to gospelspice.com/giveaway to enter for a chance to win. Winners will be notified directly.

Meet Susie Larson:

Susie Larson is a talk radio host, national speaker, and bestselling author. In both 2016 and 2017 Susie was nominated and voted into the top ten groups for the National John Maxwell Leadership Award. Susie has been married to her dear husband Kevin since 1985 and together they have three wonderful sons, three beautiful daughters-in-law, two beautiful grandchildren, and one adorable pit bull named Memphis. Susie’s passion is to see women everywhere awakened to the value of their soul, the depth of God’s love, and the height of their calling in Christ Jesus.

You will find Susie at susielarson.com and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/susielarsonauthor

You will also find her on Instagram @susielarsonauthor


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