God’s Word: Matthew 2
God’s Message: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)
The Wise Men followed My star to find Mary, Joseph and Jesus. Along the way, they encountered the arch-enemy of the child Jesus—Herod—the power-hungry king who even murdered his own sons to prevent them from taking his place as king. “What?” Herod said. “There has been a new-born king?” Herod pretended desire to worship this new king and told the Wise Men to let him know where He had been born.
An angel was sent to warn the wise men not to return to Herod. Joseph too was warned by an angel to flee from Bethlehem to Egypt, because Herod was on the hunt for the child. He obeyed and fled to Egypt. Wicked Herod, enraged that he could not find the child, ordered all baby boys near Bethlehem murdered. Joseph and his family remained in Egypt until after the death of Herod. Once again, I sent an angel to tell Joseph it was safe to return home.
As I guided the circumstances around the birth and life of Jesus, I too am willing and eager to guide your life. And I have a distinct vantage point that you are unable to see. I can see the result of each of your choices. Even though some of your foolish choices lead you down blind alleys—I will never leave nor forsake the one who turns to Me. Instead of waiting until you are facing a brick wall—invite My guidance in your daily decisions. My path doesn’t always lead through a rose garden but My daily presence in your life can give the bleakest of circumstances the fragrance of peace and inner joy.
God’s Question: Are you happy with where your life is going? Could you use a little help from Me? I only come to help when invited.
God’s Promise: The one who obeys the leading in My Word can be assured of My daily guiding presence. Never will I turn from you.
My Prayer to God:
I praise You for your promise of guidance and I give myself to You.
I am sorry I am so easily tempted to stray from your guiding wisdom.
Thank You for forgiving and accepting me back into Your grace.
Help me to look to Your Word and listen to Your guidance.