The story of the birth of Jesus is most precious. Mary and Joseph were both humble people and they completely and wholeheartedly followed what God told them to do. How many knows that we must do the same thing? We must, and actually should, want to do God’s will. We should desire the work of God in our lives.
When you are seeking the Lord an amazing thing happens, His cup of fullness never depletes, there is newness each day, and the hunger for Him grows and is never quite quenched because His goodness renews daily! The longing to be closer to Him does not leave one filling empty because the more you seek Him, the fuller you are with His peace, love, and joy and yet you want to be closer still. That is what God wants from us. Unfortunately there are “Christians,” who put their hand up or draw a line in the sand and will only let God come so far. I’ve been awaken to this fact, and I do not understand. He is the Almighty, the Living God, the One Who made the universe and holds it in His hands, and yet some will only allow Him in one corner of their hearts and lives. Luke chapter 2:7 “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.” Mary came carrying the Son of God, the Bread of Life and yet nobody had any room for them. And just as Jesus will never force Himself on anybody, Mary and Joseph stayed in a barn out of the way, nonintrusive. I cannot understand why people keep God at arms’ length but they do, and as long as they do they will cheat themselves of all that He can do! God is a big God! There are no limitations with Him, except for the ones that people put on Him!
Oh Lord I want to be like Joshua, when he commanded the sun and the moon to stand still! He knew without a doubt Who he served, he knew in Whom he believed in, and he knew that with God, all things are possible.
Put all that you have in His hands, because there is no better place to keep what you love. Trust and obey Him, don’t say you only have a small corner for Him in your “house,” give Him your whole “house”.