Yesterday’s lectionary included two passages from Luke – Zechariah’s song and the beginning of John the Baptist’s ministry. A message of these texts is preparing the way: preparing the way for God to save the world (in Jesus), and preparing to receive Jesus anew in our hearts and lives.
Consider taking up an advent devotional practice, if you haven’t already. Here’s an interesting online one with music, a scripture reading, and a meditation.
And here’s an article from the General Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church that includes a couple of other options.