Obedience doesn’t mean comfort

Luke 2:4-5 And because Joseph was a descendant of King David, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea, David’s ancient home. He traveled there from the village of Nazareth in Galilee.  He took with him Mary, his fiancée, who was now obviously pregnant.

We often think our obedience to God will make our life better.  When we are inconvenienced or uncomfortable, we think we are not doing God’s will or that He has made a mistake.  God did not make the path to Bethlehem smooth for Joseph, but He did strengthen him.  He didn’t provide room for them in the Inn, but He brought His Son into the world just the same–in a manger where animals lived. And smelled.  Neither are we guaranteed comfort and convenience when we obey God’s will.  We are only promised that we will find meaning in His plan.  He will guide us and provide for our needs.  We need to live each day trusting that God is in charge.

My reading schedule this week:

October 8   John 5
October 9   Matthew 12:1-21; Mark 3; Luke 6
October 10  Matthew 5-7
October 11  Matthew 8:1-13; Luke 7
October 12  Matthew 11
October 13  Matthew 12-22-50
October 14  Matthew 13; Luke 8

NOTE:  I am following the Chronological Timeline from ewordtoday.com.  Bible Gateway has an online reading plan if you would rather have an online version.

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About Jill Potts Jones

I am a Believer. I believe in God. I believe that Jesus Christ is THE Son of God. I believe that Jesus died so I can have eternal life. I am not ashamed to say that the Lord Jesus Christ is my God and my Savior!
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One Response to Obedience doesn’t mean comfort

  1. blmaluso says:

    This is a truth many Christians do not understand. “Your will be done.”

    Thanks for sharing.

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