Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sunday Thoughts ~ Matthew 2:13

     
   And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth 
   to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his 
   mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: 
   for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.
                                                   Matthew 2 :13


After the wise men left, Joseph received a warning from God to flee to Egypt. Joseph was told to remain until King Herod was dead as Herod wanted to kill Jesus. Joseph immediately obeyed, without hesitation and without question. Because he wanted to please God and do His will, Joseph remained in Egypt  until it  he was told it was safe to leave. Through his faithfulness and obedience, it resulted in the fulfillment of the prophecy recorded in Hosea 11:1, which is Jesus ministry and therefore our salvation

How many of us would have been so eager to do God’s will ? Leave everything we have and everyone we know and journey into the unknown. God does not always say why He wants us to do certain things, and His timing dosn’t make sense at first. But, the opportunity to do His will occurs every day, in good and bad situations, and when we look back, we actually come to appreciate how God led us.

As we anticipate next year with all its uncertainties, we can take comfort that our God sees the future as clearly as the past. He seldom gives us all we need in order to understand, but He always gives us all we need to obey. We need to learn to be obedient in all things. It starts from those little promptings in your heart, don't ignore them.

Lets live a life of obedience unto the Lord,and remember the Lord always knows the best.

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

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2 comments:

  1. Beautifully said honey. It reminds me of a passage I remember reading.....There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.

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  2. Wonderful Phoebe. Let us journey into the new year with Him by our side and faith in our hearts. Have a Happy New Year!

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