In “A Change of Plans: Part 1,” we talked about Mary’s change of plans. Today, we will take a quick look at Joseph.
Joseph had plans too. He would marry a beautiful young virgin and settle down with a family; Jewish tradition.
However, Mary returns from visiting her relative Elizabeth, about three months pregnant. (Luke 1:56)
All of Josephs plans must have crashed to the floor at this point. He decided to “divorce her quietly.” (Matthew 1:19)
However, while he was pondering these thoughts, an Angel of the Lord came to him in his dreams, changing the plans Joseph had formed.
Without hesitation, “Joseph awoke and did as the angel commanded him. He took to him his wife and did not have sexual relations with her, until her son was born. And Joseph named Him Jesus.” (Matthew 1:25 TLB)
Joseph fully submitted to the plans of God. There are so many ways this could have went, but he realized God’s plans were bigger than his own.
For Joseph to be blessed, he had to be obedient.
If God has given you a calling today and you have been running: STOP.
There is nowhere you can run, where God can’t find you. Remember Jonah?
Walk in God’s plans for your life, allow Him to meet your needs.
Obey and leave the consequences to Jesus, because He knows what He is doing.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil,
to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.” Jeremiah 29:11-12
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins and rose to give me life. Right now, Lord, I turn from my sins opening my heart and life for You to come in. I receive You as my Lord and Savior. Thank You for saving me. Amen.
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