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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 20: God Answers





You ASK.

GOD ANSWERS.

Because GOD ALWAYS KEEPS HIS PROMISES.

But what if you have been praying the same prayer

and you don't SEE GOD'S ANSWER?

I have to laugh

 as to just writing that,

because who can SEE what only GOD can SEE.

GOD'S ANSWERS are HIS PERFECT ANSWERS. 

 But I want to SEE the ANSWER to my PRAYERS

in my way,

because to me my ANSWERS are what

I BELIEVE GOD wants,

as I am praying for GOD'S WILL.

GOD'S WILL WILL BE DONE

in GOD'S WAYS which are the

PERFECT WAY,

which are WAY BETTER, 

IMMEASURABLY MORE,

 then I can SEE.

FAITH can't SEE what GOD SEES,

yet KNOWS that GOD SEES. 

The world wanted a SAVIOR.

The world PRAYED for a SAVIOR. 

And GOD ANSWERED in HIS way,

that

 DELIVERED THE PROMISE,

in a smelly stable,

birthed from the womb of a little virgin girl.

The little virgin girl,

who had no idea that she would be

 THE FAVORED CHOSEN one

to carry JESUS.

Oh did this produce a stir?

Of course!

Would you have BELIEVED MARY

if she told you that

she is a virgin

and an angel visited her one night

and told her that she will be pregnant

by

THE HOLY SPIRT

with

THE CHRIST CHILD.

I wouldn't at all.

And this opens the eyes of my heart,

when my FAITH is questioned.

Oh the SILENCE OF BELIEVING GOD, 

when others don't

 BELIEVE.

The SILENCE is deafening,

that it can send you into

 UNBELIEF,

wondering if GOD is really with you,

when FEAR takes the place of FAITH.

And maybe that is why

Gabriel

saw Mary's FEAR

after HE greeted her with the beautiful words,

“Greetings, favored one! The LORD is with you"*.

I don't know about you,

 but if I am awaken at night with

an angel standing by my bed

and telling me that

 I am GOD'S FAVORED ONE, 

I would scream.

But would I wait to hear the next words,

"DO NOT BE AFRAID Mary,

for you have found favor with GOD" *(Luke 1).

And maybe that is why the angel greeted the shepherds in the field with,

“DO NOT BE AFRAID,

 I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people"

(Luke 2:8).

Would the SHEPHERDS have

BELIEVED the angel

and traveled to see

THE BABY

if they were afraid?

I wonder.

DO NOT BE AFRAID releases you into FAITH. 

DO NOT BE AFRAID is a PROMISE from GOD,

because if GOD sends an angel

to speak to you,

HE wants you to hear the GOOD NEWS

and not to run in the other direction in FEAR. 

FEAR FEARS FEAR

because

FEAR DOUBTS GOD'S PROMISES.

FEAR paralyzes.

FEAR BELIEVES in the UNKNOWN.

But FAITH BELIEVES the ONE who is in the UNKNOWN.

Oh the POWER of the WORDS

"DO NOT BE AFRAID".

What if, just what if

this CHRISTMAS,

you GAVE JESUS

the GIFT of your

 FEAR.

Do you have a FEAR that is overriding your FAITH?

It is in the RELEASE OF FEAR

for where you will

 SEE FAITH,

because

you will

EXPERIENCE THE GIFT OF FAITH

right before your very eyes.

Just like the SHEPHERDS.

THEY CAME TO SEE JESUS IN THE MANGER

because

FAITH brought them there.

And

THERE HE WAS,

because

HE IS IMMANUEL,

GOD IS WITH US.

JESUS IS GOD'S ANSWER TO YOUR EVERY PRAYER~

 "For no matter how many promises GOD has made, they are 'YES' IN CHRIST.

And so through HIM the 'Amen' is spoken by us to the glory of GOD"

(2 Corinthians 1:20).

Oh may you

SEE CHRISTMAS

by

EXPERIENCING CHRISTMAS

in a deeper way that you have ever experienced before,

because you

BELIEVE GOD'S WORDS of,

DO NOT BE AFRAID

because

"UNTO US A SAVIOR IS BORN"

(listen to the song below)


(listen to the song below)


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