by Glen Elliott | Unexpected series |
Much of following Jesus is asking, “What is the next best move?” Every day we are faced with decisions. Some are mundane and seemingly ordinary and others are difficult that can change the course of our lives. The problem for many of us is not that we don’t know what to do or what God is calling us to do, but an unwillingness to step into that place, into that unknown because of what it will cost us. Our fear keeps us from doing the best next thing. For Joseph, living in the fear of God, he risked his reputation, standing in the community and financial stability to marry Mary and be a father to Jesus because that’s what God asked of him. Following Jesus means working through our fear and saying “yes” to taking the next step.