Last night our family devotion was reading Matthew chapter 2.
God showed J and I something about the things we feel He has been leading us to, whispers in our heart. You see, we feel like God has given us 3 things that He has for us......the problem is, they do not fit. Not even a little bit. I can not figure out for the life of me how all three things will work or will come to fruition. I have told the Lord, and others, that one must be wrong and have tried to deny each one, thinking it will never work.
Here is where Matthew chapter 2 comes in.
In Matthew chapter two the Magi (wise men) were looking for the King of the Jews. They knew that God had said in Micah 5:2 that the ruler that will shepherd Israel will come out of Bethlehem - then they followed the star and found him - they were looking for that star to lead the way and the they knew the scripture was truth, it would be fulfilled. Because of their obedience, they got to be a big part of God's story.
Then, an angel of the Lord told Joseph to go take Jesus and Mary to Egypt. Therefore fulfilling Hosea 11:1 "out of Egypt I call my son."
Then and angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph and told him to go back and they settled in town called Nazareth - fulfilling what was said through the prophets "He will be a Nazarene."
Now if you had sat back BEFORE Matthew 2 was written for us, you may have said "how is the Savior to be from 3 places"? Born is Bethlehem, out of Egypt and a Nazarene?
But God had it all figured out....way back then!
The plans were perfectly fulfilled. Jesus was from all three. And I am pretty sure God did not struggle to "get it done." :)
As J and I look at our three things and scratch our heads, I need to remember Matthew chapter 2 and that God lead those plans, in those moments and they were perfectly done for His glory!
That is what I want. I do not want to do anything that may be my plans - I want them to be His good works he has set for me/us (Ephesians 2:10) and ALL for His glory!