A PLEASANT SURPRISE
“Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,” (Matthew 2: 1)
That is the Focal Scripture of Streams of Joy Devotional today.
In Bible times, Jerusalem was the city of kings. Jerusalem was the place where Kings reigned; Jerusalem was their habitation. Naturally, if a king dwelt in Jerusalem, then the king’s sons would also be born in Jerusalem, with pomp and pageantry. It was easy to predict that any new king would arrive in Jerusalem.
When Jesus was born to reign as King, He was not born in Jerusalem; He was born in Bethlehem of Judah, devoid of the prestige that Kings should be born with. Jesus arrived as King, but not through the regular protocol of being born in Jerusalem. God bypassed protocols and allowed the order to be broken in order to spin a pleasant surprise for Israel.
Friend, God says, when things go out of order in your life, God will spin a pleasant surprise for you. Every disorder in your life is God’s opportunity to throw up a pleasant surprise. Every disappointment that came to you from unexpected quarters will catalyze your next pleasant surprise. For every wicked gossip that came to harm you, God will package a bigger surprise. For every rejection and frustration men threw at you, you shall step into pleasant surprises that will shock your haters.
When things go out of order in your finances, career, business, family, marriage, relationships, etc, keep calm, relax, it’s a harbinger for the pleasant surprises that God will bring your way. Even when doors are shut at you, expect pleasant surprises that will amaze you.
You might need to thank those who brought disorder to your life. Every disorder that God allows will work for your pleasant surprise.
Pray With Me: Lord, when things go out of order in my life, spin a pleasant surprise for me, in Jesus’ name!
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Enjoy A Restful Saturday.