An angel of the Lord appeared to them, “This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” When the angels had left…the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem…”
-Luke 2:9, 12, 15 NIV
Have you ever had a direct word from the Lord? Maybe through scripture or the Holy Spirit, or the wise counsel of a friend? What did you do when you knew you had heard? The wise men did not let time pass.
They went the next day. After all, it was The Messiah. When you heard a word, did you jot a note in your Bible, your journal, or just file it away? Now, more than in any other time in history, God is moving in our midst.
He is calling you to bold, fearless, faith-filled service. He is telling you one simple thing- It is time to GET UP. This week, ask the Lord to show you what He wants you to do. He can do all things, but He allows you to participate and there is a role for you to play.
Thumb through your Bible. Are there words there you have ignored? Messages which warmed your soul but now they have cooled off and are not as pressing? How is God calling you to Get Up and what is He saying you will find there?
Maybe a Baby wrapped in swaddling clothes, a soul that needs love, kindness that needs sharing, someone who needs defending, or an injustice that needs to be made right? Now is the time to Move.
Praise God for His signs and His call to you and for you.
Ask God to reveal your purpose and direction in this holy season.