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,
Have you taken the first steps towards discovering God’s vision for you life? Are you ready to go through the journey of discovery?
Do you know your life’s purpose or are you still searching? Pray this week for God to reveal His plans for you.
Will you put the irreparable past in God’s hands? How can you take a step out into the irresistible future with God?
Mary trusted God in a BIG way! Where is God showing you to trust BIG in Him?
Mary and Joseph’s obedience changed the world! Will you be obedient to what God has called you to?
It is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose. Ask God to reveal Himself and His purposes for your life.
Are you facing difficult obstacles in life? Remember John 16:33 Jesus tells us to take heart for He has already overcome the world!
God wants men and women who are bold and unashamed to spread the Gospel. Will you be on mission?
Have you spent time meditating on God’s Word. Listen for the Lord’s voice this week by meditating on Ephesians 3:20
You must ask, seek, and knock to be filled with God’s passionate love for others.
When you’re filled with God’s love you are transformed. God’s desires become your desires.
You can see needs all around you if you just look closely. How are you going to respond to the needs of the world?