“So he got up, took the child and his mother, during the night and left for Egypt.” Matthew 2:14
What lessons are there for me from this Scripture?
Joseph got the word to go to Egypt – he obeyed. Joseph later got the word to leave Egypt – he obeyed. Great role model!
What better place for me to be than where He wants me to be. Even if that place is difficult I have the comfort of knowing that He is with me in that spot.
The trouble starts when I ignore Him and choose my own way instead. Why should I expect His blessing then? When I realize that I’m off on my own self-guided course I should: (1) admit it was a mistake, (2) pray to Him for forgiveness, (3) ask forgiveness from any others involved, and (4) get where He wants me to be. I could also get pointers from the book of Jonah.
“I am in Christ. This is the place God has given me. I accept it. Here I rest. I do now abide in Jesus.” – prayer suggested by writer Andrew Murray.
George Rogers Clark was born on November 19th. God gave him the opportunity to explore.