Christmas Assurance – Divine Reliability - Wednesday, December 19th

Christmas Assurance – Divine Reliability - Wednesday, December 19th

Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, in order to register along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with child. Luke 2:4-5

Today's thoughts from today's verses:

In one sense our verses for today are all about compliance by Joseph and Mary to the dictates of outside forces upon their lives which were entirely beyond their control. On the other hand they are about reliance on God for strength and provision for handling a major detour that has been thrust upon them. In reality compliance and reliance go hand in hand. Imagine how the typical citizen of Israel may have taken the news of this decree when it was first issued. Freedoms under Roman rule were quite reduced and non-compliance was probably not something anyone would consider seriously. However, you can be sure there were a lot of non-compliant thoughts, feelings, and words.

Sounds a lot like our lives. Sometimes things come at us that would interfere with our flow of life and we are able to ward it off so to speak. But sometimes there are things that come our way that we can do nothing about because they are beyond our control and our resistance can only be thoughts, feelings, and words. We don't know what the initial reaction of Joseph and Mary was to the decree. We do know they went forward in full compliance. They embraced and faced all that the decree brought to them (which was extremely demanding) and you can be sure they went forward in full reliance on God for strength and provision. What a great example for us to emulate for whatever we are facing as we move through Christmas, wrap up the year, and go into the next.

Today's prayer response from today's thoughts:

Lord, thank you for Joseph and Mary. Their compliance and reliance allowed you to fulfill your plans for the birth of Christ in exactly the way you wanted it to happen. Help me to be in step with you like Joseph and Mary were so that you are able to accomplish the plans you have for me as fully as you possibly can. I bow before you in full dependence and surrender. Amen!

22 comments (Add your own)

1. Jeawheeta wrote:
Cialis Frankreich Kaufen viagra online pharmacy Online Pharmacy

Tue, February 26, 2019 @ 3:22 PM

2. Jeawheeta wrote:
Kamagra How To Take Buy Generic Propecia 5mg buy generic cialis Need Generic Clobetasol Drugs

Fri, March 15, 2019 @ 3:43 AM

3. Jeawheeta wrote:
Kamagra How To Take Buy Generic Propecia 5mg buy generic cialis Need Generic Clobetasol Drugs

Fri, March 15, 2019 @ 3:43 AM

4. Jeawheeta wrote:
Kamagra How To Take Buy Generic Propecia 5mg buy generic cialis Need Generic Clobetasol Drugs

Fri, March 15, 2019 @ 3:43 AM

5. Jeawheeta wrote:
Kamagra How To Take Buy Generic Propecia 5mg buy generic cialis Need Generic Clobetasol Drugs

Fri, March 15, 2019 @ 3:43 AM

6. wrote:
My spouse and I absolutely love your blog and find nearly all
of your post's to be precisely what I'm looking
for. Do you offer guest writers to write content available for you?
I wouldn't mind publishing a post or elaborating on a lot of the subjects you write in relation to
here. Again, awesome site!

Sat, June 1, 2019 @ 3:07 AM

7. wrote:
Hey this is kind of of off topic but I was wondering if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with
HTML. I'm starting a blog soon but have no coding experience so I wanted to
get guidance from someone with experience. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Tue, June 11, 2019 @ 11:24 PM

8. wrote:
I like the helpful information you provide in your articles.
I'll bookmark your weblog and check again here
frequently. I'm quite certain I will learn a lot of new stuff
right here! Good luck for the next!

Wed, July 10, 2019 @ 9:22 PM

9. wrote:
Why people still use to read news papers when in this technological world
the whole thing is available on net?

Fri, August 23, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

10. wrote:
I know this if off topic but I'm looking into starting my own weblog and was curious what all is required
to get set up? I'm assuming having a blog like yours would cost a
pretty penny? I'm not very web savvy so I'm not 100% positive.
Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

Sat, November 9, 2019 @ 2:50 AM

11. wrote:
A motivating discussion is worth comment. There's no
doubt that that you should write more on this issue, it may not be a taboo
subject but usually people do not discuss such issues.
To the next! All the best!!

Sun, November 10, 2019 @ 5:43 AM

12. wrote:
Great blog right here! Also your web site loads up fast!

What web host are you using? Can I get your associate link to your host?
I desire my site loaded up as quickly as yours lol

Thu, November 14, 2019 @ 7:58 PM

13. wrote:
I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you create this website yourself
or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz reply as I'm looking to
create my own blog and would like to find out where u got this from.
kudos

Sun, December 1, 2019 @ 4:07 PM

14. wrote:
You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but
I find this matter to be really something that I think I
would never understand. It seems too complex and extremely broad
for me. I'm looking forward for your next post, I'll try to get the hang of it!

Thu, December 19, 2019 @ 9:09 PM

15. wrote:
After I originally commented I appear to
have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on every time
a comment is added I recieve four emails with the exact same comment.
There has to be an easy method you can remove me from that service?
Cheers!

Sat, January 4, 2020 @ 10:53 PM

16. wrote:
generic albuterol inhaler

Thu, June 18, 2020 @ 1:48 PM

17. wrote:
generic clomid at walmart

Thu, July 2, 2020 @ 9:21 AM

18. wrote:
walgreens antibiotics cost

Fri, July 3, 2020 @ 10:12 AM

19. wrote:
where to buy cialis without prescription

Sat, July 4, 2020 @ 7:12 AM

20. wrote:
cephalexin 500mg capsule antibiotic for humans

Sat, July 4, 2020 @ 12:33 PM

21. wrote:
is there a generic brand of viagra

Thu, July 23, 2020 @ 11:56 AM

22. wrote:
azithromycin otc

Mon, August 31, 2020 @ 4:12 AM

Add a New Comment


code
 

Comment Guidelines: No HTML is allowed. Off-topic or inappropriate comments will be edited or deleted. Thanks.