Text: Luke 2:1-3
Memory verse:
Memory verse:
“I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him.” ‭‭
Ezekiel ‭21‬:‭27‬

God is a strategic planner and He can never be caught unawares. And because He is sovereign, He walks on the wings of the winds and treads on the waves of the sea (Job 9:8).This means He can use the most unpleasant and threatening situations to achieve His ultimate purpose (Dan 4:17). He changes events, stirs the nest and removes men just to pave way for His counsel. Look at the memory verse closely again. Did you see that the overturning was done by God Himself and was done over and over just to pave way for His chosen. Therefore, resisting or complaining against this divine move is to pitch oneself against God, which is dangerous! (Acts 5:39). Also, in our text for today, God stirred the heart of king Augustus Caesar to make a decree that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire. God was about to bring to pass His word which He spoke through prophet Micah about seven hundred years before then, that a Ruler, who is Christ, will be born in Bethlehem (Mic 5:2). Although, Joseph and Mary travelled to Bethlehem, their ancestral home in response to the king’s decree, the invincible hand of God was behind their movement. Just because of one family, God moved a whole nation! Wow!
Friends, know that nothing can frustrate God’s purpose. As long as you don’t walk in the flesh, even the most unpleasant and undesirable situations and the scheming of men will work for your good. When events around you suddenly change, never complain, murmur or fret but be thankful, knowing that God is about to fulfill His purpose.

Prayer points
1.Father, I thank You for working behind the scenes and through every situation to fulfill Your purpose for my life, my family and Your church in Jesus name.
2. Father, help me never to walk in the flesh and never to complain when events in my life and around me suddenly change in Jesus name.

Today’s declarations

1. God can’t be caught unawares and He is always on time.
2. Since God is behind the scenes of my life, my family and the church, I don’t complain or fret in any situation.

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