Christian Living
Responding to His Call
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
Dec 24, 2018

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Like the star that pointed the wise men to baby Jesus, there may be a star in your life that has been trying to point you to the King of kings. Perhaps your star is your spouse, parent, neighbor, or friend. They have prayed for you, and they have pointed the way. They have tried to lead you to the only one who can save you from eternal destruction. Be wise; follow the star that will lead you to the only true God. Out of His great love for us, God sent His Son to rescue us.

Just as God called the wise men to come and meet the newborn king, He is calling us today.

You may have hesitated to come to the Lord because you feel you have defied or simply ignored God in the past and may not be welcome. God stands with outstretched arms to embrace you, fulfill you, and love you. Jesus became flesh and was born in Bethlehem so that you could call Him Father, live a life of fulfillment, and spend eternity with Him. Jesus said clearly that He was the only means of salvation from sin and the only way to reach God the Father. He is the only source of real peace that can fulfill all your dreams and calm the storms in your life.

Just as God called the wise men to come and meet the newborn King, He is calling us today. Have you bowed down before Him? Have you been willing to leave behind luxury and safety to seek Him at all costs?

Recognize in prayer today your gratitude for the stars in your life—people or circumstances that are pointing you to Him. Tell Him how you need Him to calm the troubled waters in your life and that you need His hand to lead you home. Be wise and respond to God's call today.

Prayer: Father, thank You for the people You put in my life who have pointed me to You. Help me to seek Your face and to find true peace in You. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

"Now is the time of God's favor, now is the day of salvation" (2 Corinthians 6:2).