Advent Reading ~In His Word -12-13-2020


Advent Reading ~In His Word ~December 13, 2020

“God is in the details!” Have you heard this saying?

I believe that God planned out every detail for this wonderful event in His-story! Look at how the angel gave the shepherds such details to how to find Him, where, and how he would be wrapped up! I find this to be a good view into God’s plans for us. He will give us the details if we listen to His voice.

And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.” Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God and saying, “Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.”

 When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, “Let us go to Bethlehem! Let us see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” Luke 2 12-15

Glory to God in the highest! Have you given God the glory for today? Surely there is something that you have noticed to give Him glory for. Even the fact that you can read the Word of God is a reason to rejoice for in some countries they do not allow such things. When we stop and pay attention to the ‘reason for the season’ then we can find a lot of reasons to rejoice and have hope, then we can find peace in His presence, knowing that He is truly with us in all that we go through, in all that we do!

God pays attention to what we say or do, and in this He will remember those who do the right things in honoring Him. In the book of Malachi chapter 3 there is a lesson on obeying God and not worrying about what others are doing but focusing on doing what is right. It may seem like the bad stuff in life are overpowering the good but if we stay strong and in His presence in prayer and worship and praising Him then we will find the hope, and peace we need. Then we will find joy!

Then those who feared the Lord spoke with each other, and the Lord listened to what they said. In his presence, a scroll of remembrance was written to record the names of those who feared him and always thought about the honor of his name. “They will be my people,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. “On the day when I act in judgment, they will be my own special treasure. I will spare them as a father spares an obedient child. Malachi 3:16-17

God had it written down. People in the world may say live like no one’s watching, but guess what?

We need to live like someone is watching because He is! He is taking note of that person on the corner that you gave your sweater to. He is taking note of that over payment someone gave you that you returned to the person. He is taking notice when you give away instead of selling something you are no longer using anyway because it will help the other person to achieve their goals! He sees your need too. He will find someway to help you as well, or show you how to help yourself, if you pay attention to His direction. He may not send an angel or a choir of angels as with the shepherds, but your God will provide a way to get what you need.

God is watching us today, He is looking for honest, true, faithful, hopeful people who long to sit in His presence and who worship Him with their lives. Let us put our trust in God today and accept the things we cannot change and give glory to God in the Highest for those He helps us to change for the good!

In Jesus’ name...