Monday, December 15, 2008

In Other Words Tuesday


“You’ve stood where Joseph stood. Caught between what God says and what makes sense. You’ve done what He told you to do only to wonder if it was Him speaking in the first place.” … “If you are asking what Joseph asked, let me urge you to do what Joseph did. Obey. That’s what he did. He obeyed. He obeyed when the angel called. He obeyed when Mary explained. He obeyed when God sent.”Max Lucado from “Joseph’s Prayer” in The Heart of Christmas: My friends, quit questioning God. If He says do something, just do it. Do not waste time thinking about it, do it. God is in control, accept that, and stop trying to be the ruler of your world. Turn over total control to Him, give Him the keys to your kingdom, and one day soon, He will welcome you with open arms to the kingdom of heaven. Trust and obey, for there truly is no other way.

20 comments:

Lisa said...

Amen sister, and when fear knocks on your door,,,, answer it with faith. God Bless you today and always.

luvmy4sons said...

To be happy in Jesus and to trust and obey! Amen!

April said...

Amen, Denise! Bless you for always sharing God's word!

MiPa said...

"Quit questioning God" You can't put it more succinctly than that! Bless you for sharing today.

Karen said...

We don't like to give up that last spare key do we! Bottom line, just do it and watch the blessings flow. Not only here but for all eternity as we head straight for the arms of God.

Debra said...

Denise,

What a beautiful song...one of my favorites and one of the most beautiful truths you have spoken here today. Trust and obey!

Blessings to you today sweet sister!

Gretchen said...

Thank you for this reminder, sweetie. Also, I simply lurrve your Santa. Does he have enough teddy bears to suit you? :)

LauraLee Shaw said...

This is great, Denise. I was driving by a billboard of a church the other day, and it said, "IF God is your co-pilot, SWITCH SEATS." Amen!

Love you, friend!

Alicia said...

I've always heard that God wants our obedience more than our sacrifice.

Thank you for posting this!

Donetta said...

Yep! Did so and boy the relief. I let go. Now the stress of fear relieved. silly how long I can hold on to a thing. Even after all I have witnessed in him. Love ya. Hope all your testing is good. Let us know.

christinnjon said...

Amen...it's as simple as that!

Daphine said...

And AMEN friend! Loved this!

Happy Tuesday!

Michele Williams said...

Amen! Amen! Amen!

Sandi said...

I agree just do it. We sure wait a lot of life questioning

bp said...

This is good. So many times we think maybe I shouldn't, is this right, sometimes making excuses for why we don't. We don't need to do that.

Laurie Ann said...

Oh, Amen! We tend to over-analyze...was that really God who said that? I love your straight-forwardness! Excellent post, Denise!

Bernadine said...

Amen! Great post Denise.

jamie {rose cottage} said...

Short, but sweet. Great point!

Willow said...

Denise, I copied this post into my special notebook, the one where generally I keep Scripture notations that I want to go back and re-read.

IRENE said...

So true, so liberating.