After the shepherds received this glorious message from the angels they could have either gone to see the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes or they could have stayed where they were and just waited hoping to see it. Had they "hoped to see" instead of "gone to see" they would have missed out. Too often we "sit back" and do nothing hoping God will do something. We wait for Him to "drop it on us". Well, it doesn't always work like that.
Yes, there are times when the Lord unexpectedly gives us some gracious blessing. And there are times when we are to "be still". But most of the time there is something we have to do. The Bible says we "have not because we ask not". If we expect to get, we have to ask. We have a part to do. Our part sometimes is to do as the shepherds-- go see. Our part is to seek, knock, come into Me, cast our burdens, draw near, give, humble ourselves, etc.
Are you sitting back doing nothing but waiting and hoping God will just drop it on you? He may and He may not. You need to find out if there is something that you have to do. Do you wait to see this thing or do you get up and go to see it?
Have a great day. There are times when God just graciously drops a blessing on us. But there are times we have to do something to receive the blessing.
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