Wednesday, December 28. 2022

Kitchen Table Devotions

Christmas 2022

Day 13

And Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took Mary as his wife, 25  but kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son; and he called His name Jesus.           Matthew 1:24-25

Waking up is just the first step to living in God’s love and light.  Joseph woke up and took hold of Mary to be his wife for his life.  We can learn something from this story.  After we wake up, we must take hold of God’s word, work, and will.  Take hold of it, possess it, for yourself.  Make it yours.  Take hold of it confidently, not carefully.  We take hold of the things of God by faith and there’s power through faith to take hold of God’s promises and plans.  Joseph took Mary to be his wife for his lifetime, not as a friend or charity case.  He made a commitment that set the course of his whole life.  That’s how we take hold of God’s word, work, and will, by faith that acts in obedience to God.

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