Time with God - October 12

 

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Luke 2:15-19

“When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.’ And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.”

 Allow God to develop and lead your children into what he wants to do with their lives!

So many amazing things had been told to Mary about what her boy was to become in God’s plan. She couldn’t understand all of it, but she’d already submitted her life to God’s leadership. She might have chosen a different life for her dear child. But first in her life came God’s will.

If you oppose what God’s doing in your child’s life, you’ll only bring tension, stress, and conflict into both your life and your child’s. But when you trust God and what he’s doing in your child’s life, there’s peace. You may not understand what God’s purpose is, but you can still wait and trust and ponder these things in your heart.

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Originally published October 12, 2019.