Saturday, 18 December 2010

Kairos Advent Devotional 2010 18th Dec

18 December 2010
Matthew 1.18-25;

How many of us, if we are honest run away from embarrassing situations, or situations where people may ask too many questions?  If we’re honest, probably most of us!! But here we find Joseph, in a situation where Mary is pregnant and it wasn’t by him! He would have been fully aware of the questions, the comments, and judgments from others.

But what Joseph shows us is his complete obedience to what God tells him.  Unquestioningly he does all that God tells him, without thought or consideration to the consequences.  His obedience is complete and absolute and he just doesn’t listen for God’s guidance, but he hears God’s words, and he acts upon them.

The challenge to us therefore is to listen for God’s guidance in all circumstances, and to be obedient to him, regardless of consequences and our human desire to act differently.

Lord, help me to hear your voice, to be obedient to you, and put your guidance before my own reactions.

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