Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Kitchen Table Devotions

Christmas 2022

Day 7

But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”             Matthew 1:20-21

We cannot live in fear and enjoy the fun of the season.   Fear robs us of the freedom to enjoy the fun of living for God.  It’s easy to find fear.  Fear was all around Joseph.  There was fear of people’s opinions, fear of the problems, and fear of the pain involved in marrying someone who had dishonored and humiliated you by their actions.  There’s fear on the inside and fear on the outside.  In times like this, we need a word from God.  Don’t be afraid, I’m in this!  We miss the fun of living when we live in the fear of losing.  The word of God and the work of God is worth living for to live in.  It’s here and He is working.  Let your faith rule your fear.  God is in this, and He is true and able to do all that He has promised.  Fun is on the other side of faith.  You might not like the word fun, but I do.

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