After Mary told Joseph what Gabriel had told her and then left to go see Elizabeth, Joseph found himself in a delima as to what to do with Mary. Was what she had told him true? The Law says to sone her, but he cared deeply for her, maybe he should just send her away. Maybe she could just stay with Elizabeth. What was he to do? Then one night Joseph had his own encounter with God regauding Mary. Joseph did as he was instructed.
There are several things that we can learn from Joseph when we are at those impasses that life puts in our road.
- THINK IT THROUGH. Don't go with the knee jerk reaction. Take the time to think what would happen if ths or that.
- GOD CAN SPEAK TO US ANYTIME-ANYWAY. Mary met face to face with Gabriel while Joseph was asleep and God spoke to him in a dream.
- ACT ON WHAT GOD SAYS. This has to be the most improtant thing that we need to get down. Many times we may hear from God but put it of as it was our own thinking. Joseph did what God told him to do.
Many times God speaks to us to do something He will speak again regarding the same situation. It maybe in reading His Word, through a friend, or listening to a song, that we get the confrimation that we need to know that God is speaking.
Joseph had to have God repeat to him personally what was going on was from Him. Hearing it from Mary was not good enough for him. We are no different. God knows that many times we have to be told again and again because we don't trust ourselves in what we hear Him say. Many times we think it is our own thoughts and not God speaking.
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