Advent a time for obedience

Today’s word is obedient.  I was rereading the story of the angel’s appearance to Joseph and the word that jumped out at me was obedient.  Matthew 1:20-21 “But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, ‘Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.  She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.'”  Joseph had thought to divorce Mary, his betrothed, and avoid the disgrace of begin linked to pregnant Mary.   Joseph took the hard road and faced the  fears of rumors, disapproval and the judgmental looks of others for the greater good of all of us.  He listened to the angel and was obedient to God’s request.

What is God asking you to do today in obedience to Him?  Do you have a neighbor that needs your help, someone you need to pray for, someone you need to forgive or is God calling you to spend time in His Word to renew and refresh your faith.  Will you be obedient like Joseph or will you let the world’s values keep you from doing what God wants?

Blessings as you walk in obedience today.


I had the privilege of being baptized in the River Jordan by a Palestinian Christian pastor.  It was a wonderful experience to reaffirm my faith.





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