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525th -- The Star Lit Sky


We should always be open and obedient to the leading of the Lord because 
the path that He wishes for us to follow is sure to lead us to the perfect
will of God for our lives. The Lord wishes for us to prosper and be in 
health even as our soul prospers which simply means when we come into 
communion with Him receiving His wisdom, direction and understanding, our
soul prospers and our life we will be moving in the right direction which
will lead us to victory. Never allow anyone to lead you away or discourage
your heart from doing what God has lain on your heart to pursue. Always 
remember that you and God are a majority and with Him by your side all will
be well. (Isaiah 30:21) (3 John 2) (Psalm 1:1-3) (Psalm 17:5-9)

I hope this message encourages your heart to trust in God's leading knowing
that He will never lead you astray, but He will be with you to lead you 
onto the best path as He sees fit.


The young woman lifted a tear stained face to the star lit sky. A deep
wondering filled her soul. Why had the Most High God chosen her? Mary's
heart was filled with a mixture of joy, bewilderment and unbelief at the
thought of being the mother of the Messiah.

She was just a simple Jewish girl planning her wedding to the man she loved
when an angel of the Lord came to her with his proclamation of favoritism.
She, at first questioned the Angel as to how this was to be since she knew
not a man. In true humility and obedience Mary bowed her head accepting in
submission the task set before her. Mary's thoughts drifted to her beloved
Joseph. Dear sweet Joseph with his ruddy complexion, twinkling brown eyes
and quick smile. He would never believe this! How would he react to the 
news that the Holy Spirit had come upon her and she was with child?

Joseph was a kind and honorable man. Living his life proud and true 
according to Jewish custom, he had been so excited about his betrothal to
Mary. That was until this afternoon when she had told him of her Angel 

Joseph loved Mary deeply and came to the decision that he would quietly
break their engagement so she would not be publicly disgraced. He sighed 
heavily and lay down to rest. It had been a tremulous day and his emotions
were raw. Taking a last look at the star lit sky as if to search for 
answers he drifted off to sleep. 

As Joseph slept, an Angel came to him in a dream assuring him of the call
upon his life to fulfill his God given destiny to become the earthly father
of the Messiah. Joseph awoke with the matter settled in his heart. He would
be obedient to God.

The decree had been issued. All people must go to their native lands and 
register for the census. What bad timing thought Joseph, Mary was big with
child. The trip would be hard on her. What if the babe decided to make His
appearance? As the thoughts and concerns for his family swirled about his
head, Joseph felt a peace envelope his soul. “Am I not the God of Abraham,
Isaac and Jacob declared the Lord?” “I will be with you, and will supply 
the things you need! Do not fear!”

“Lord where are you?” prayed Joseph. He had been to all the inns in 
Bethlehem and was approaching the last one. The time had come for Mary to
bring forth Life and there were no rooms available due to the census. He 
wearily trudged up to the last inn and inquired about lodgings. Explaining
his dilemma once more to yet another innkeeper, the innkeeper shook his 
head sadly “I am sorry son”, he said as his eyes fell on Mary. Her face was
lined with fear, fatigue and the pangs of childbirth. “Wait he called out
to Joseph. I do have a stable in the back - you're welcome to bed there.”

Joseph gently guided his weary wife to the stable, and laid her down on a
bed of hay. There under the star lit sky, in the company of the animals, 
without the attendance of family or friends, Mary and Joseph brought forth
the Light of the world - Jesus Christ.

The Star lit night, two angel visitations - two obedient servants. How 
would you have responded to the call had it been you? As you go on with 
your days, will you look into the star lit night? Listen to the voice of
the spirit? Will you be obedient? Will you choose to follow the Light? The
Brightest Star - our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ?

By Deborah Stearns

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus 
Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth
us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in
any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”

2 Corinthians 12:8-10 “For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it 
might depart from me. And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee:
for My strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I 
rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in
persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am 
I strong.”

Jeremiah 32:17-18 “Ah Lord GOD! behold, Thou hast made the heaven and the 
earth by Thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too 
hard for Thee: Thou shewest lovingkindness unto thousands, and recompensest
the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: 
the Great, the Mighty God, the LORD of hosts, is His Name.”

Psalm 37:3-6 “Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the 
land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and
He shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the 
LORD; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass. And He shall bring
forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today’s Selected Poem: HE HAS NOT FORGOTTEN YOU
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/enpoem155.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: DON'T DOUBT GOD'S POWER
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony148.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
Gods Work Ministry


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