Last week we looked at the life of Zachariah and Elizabeth who walked the road of righteousness and God blessed them with a son named John.
This week we look at the lives of Joseph and Mary. When Mary became pregnant while engaged to Joseph, he planned to send her away secretly because he loved her and did not want to disgrace her, yet he knew the child was not his.
An angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins. Matthew 1: 20-21
So Joseph rejected any fear and obeyed the message from the Lord. He became the husband of Mary and the father of Jesus, the Savior.
No one has ever faced the exact circumstances of Joseph but all of us have had to decide to be obedient to God. There are times when we know exactly what we must do.
Joseph knew he must marry Mary and raise their son Jesus. Their obedience changed the world and your obedience will make a difference, too.
Dare to ask God,
You are not called to pursue a life of integrity alone. Are you a part of a small group of people who are growing spiritually?
Are you a promise keeper or do you struggle to keep your word? God always fulfills His promises. Check out a few of those promises here.
Integrity is aligning your inner life and outward life into a seamless whole person. Is your integrity aligned? Find out here.
Where do you need to grow in integrity in your life? Dare to Ask God to make your life look more like Jesus’ and be amazed as He begins to answer your prayer through repentance and joy!
We can be a reflection of Christ to others by living lives of integrity. Join us as we start our new series on Integrity.
As we wrap up our series on “Family Priority,” would you join us in prayer for you and your family to grow in understanding of God’s design for families?
You have an opportunity to reflect God to a world who desperately needs to see faithfulness and fidelity lived out. What is your greatest challenge?
Is your family reflecting the image of God? Check out what the Bible says about your place in God’s design for family.
Since Family is God’s idea and design, we have a calling to be diligent about pointing our family members to Him. Need help with ideas on how you can be more intentional with your family? Read these tips!
Does your family practice good communication and affection with one another? Check out this weeks post!
Strong families have strong commitments and enjoy spending time with one another. Take time to do this with your family today!
There will be a day that we will be in perfect relationship with God and with our Christian brothers and sisters. Are you in the family of God?