The Perfect Plan

Ok, so the journey is long, the steps are difficult and the end just doesn’t seem to be in view. Don’t we just trudge along sometimes with head down and heart heavy and steps weary?

I can only imagine a couple that did the same as they journeyed to Bethlehem for their government duties with taxes to pay and deadlines to meet and bones just as weary as ours! Yet with strength waning and with great apprehension amidst simple trust, nagging deep within their souls ~ they made their way.

Yeah, Joseph the obedient through thick and thin, and Mary ~ heavy with child; the Savior of the World, experiencing events so complex and hard to comprehend they made their way ~ just because it was God’s plan and they were a part of it. Sometimes His plans are not easy, but it was a beautiful plan, a plan for saving the world and it had to be and it had to be just “precise” in its timing and just perfect right down to the final straw.

No room, and all alone ~ but no! Not alone! Not even for a second, because God was guiding every lonely step of the way, even through their weariness. So beautiful, weary you with soul heavy, and heart-aching know that your steps are ordered by this same sovereign God that led the weary couple to Bethlehem! He directs with events so perfectly timed that we could never figure them out. He unravels the mess, the complications, the unanswered questions, the apprehension, and the fear laid right outright in heaps at your feet when you feel like throwing in the towel.
So don’t do it! He’s got it; whatever it is that has you bound in worry, so don’t give up! Mary went through what she went through for the ultimate purpose of delivering Christ to the world and presented us with a Savior and yeah, a beautiful example for us.

So, our purpose in this life is to do the same through our struggles and our situations! Whatever difficulty is heavy on your plate this advent season, let God lead you through it with precision as you deliver Christ to a needy world, through your faith and trust and joy even in the difficult.

Luke 1:35, 37

“The angel replied, ” The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the baby to be born will be holy and He will be called the Son Of God…For nothing is impossible with God.”

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Journey To Bethlehem

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Oh yeah, it’s another day, but it’s another day scheduled into the beautiful, Advent season and it’s a day when we can continue our celebration of a royal, heavenly birth. So in a quiet moment take some time to ponder it! Take time to take your mind and your heart and your soul to a place of celebration, to that stable in Bethlehem where it all happened. Where the birth of one who was born to save the world was placed in a lowly manger. One born under God’s divine plan to pick us up from our defeated life of sin and give new life to the broken, the hurting, and the rejected. One who heals the pitiful pain of the broken spirit and the wounded, beautiful soul. One who came to crush the enemy underfoot and lead us onward ~ surely and steadfastly, through the long, daunting journey of life.
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Oh yeah, it’s another day but it’s a day to praise Jesus our Lord, for all the good things and the not so good things that come our way. He is life, He is healing and He is victory! Rest at that manger scene in your heart today! Let it warm you and thrill you as you See Him, the Christ child and realize afresh and anew our glorious reason to celebrate even on a mundane, yet another day
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Luke 2: 6 & 7
“While they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”

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