The response

Good Morning all. Once again I sit here with my coffee and just amazed at during this time of crisis, how much closer I am walking with the Lord. Not because I get to stay at home all day because I have one of those jobs where I have to be there everyday. But because He got my attention with all this. He showed me where I am lacking and where I need to go from there. But as I go to my job, He also showed me who is hurting and I can share the good, good news with. So what is your response to all this? Let's jump into Luke and look at Zechariah's response. Luke 1:18. "Zechariah asked the angel, 'How can I be sure of this? I am an old man and my wife is well along in years.' (Okay just so we can be sure of this, an angel just appeared before you and told you that your prayers have been answered and you still have unbelief. I don't know about you but angels just don't appear before me and tell me that my prayers have been answered and better yet have a full blown conversation with me.) The angel said to him, 'I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to tell you this good news. And now you will be silent and not able to speak until the day this happens, because you did not believe my words, which will come true at their appointed time.' (Could you imagine all this happening to you but because of our unbelief we could not tell a soul? Also did you notice that the angel, Gabriel, did not tell him when this was going to happen but at the appointed time. How many times have we missed the angel speaking to us or the person that God sent with a message? Our unbelief or not wanting to break all the traditions that was taught to us causes us to miss the little things that God has left for us.) Meanwhile, the people were waiting for Zechariah and wondering why he stayed so long in the temple.(We don't know how long it took for Zechariah to come out but it must have been a pretty good while as the people were waiting on him.) When he came out, he could not speak to them. They realized he had seen a vision in the temple, for he kept making signs to them but remained unable to speak. (Could you imagine your pastor going to in to pray and talking to you and then coming out and not being able to speak to you.All they can do is make gestures and signs. But look what it says about the people, they knew by his signs that the Lord had given Zechariah a vision, that the Lord had spoke. What a faith, what a belief. Do we have faith like that ?) When his time of service was completed, he returned home. (Priests were gone for 7 days for their service. Could you imagine not speaking for 7 days because an angel has shut your mouth? Oh how I wish sometimes an angel would shut my mouth.) After this his wife Elizabeth became pregnant and for five months remained in seclusion. The Lord has done this for me, she said. In these days he has shown his favor and taken away my disgrace among the people. (Their prayers were answered. Why do you think she stayed hidden for 5 months, to be sure that she was pregnant or to just praise the Lord for his blessing. Because of what she says next, I chose to believe she stayed hidden to praise the Lord. Also look she said God took away her disgrace. I also believe by the 5 month she would be showing and she was well into her years, that no one could deny the miracle that God had sent them.) Guys have a blessed day and look for the angels God is sending your way and the little blessings he is producing. Remember to thank God for all that he is doing in your life. Write to you tomorrow.

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