Clinging…

This blog is way late.  I got the inspiration back at a service we were in close to Christmas time.  It was a sweet time of worship, with Scripture reading between songs.  When I heard this passage, tears filled my eyes.  I couldn’t help but feel the power behind this promise.

Luke 1:37 (Amplified)

“For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment.”

It was spoken to Mary from an angel of God.  The angel was reminding Mary of her barren and fairly old cousin, Elizabeth’s pregnancy and it was through the power of God and the faithfulness of His promises, that captured Mary’s heart and peace reigned.

Her response: vs. 38

“Then Mary said, Behold, I am the handmaiden of the Lord; let it be done to me according to what you have said. And the angel left her.”

I’ve always been enamored with Mary and often thought what it would be like for God to choose you to be the mother of His son…it baffles me.  What an incredible honor that He would trust you with His Son…the Savior of the world.  That’s a side note, not exactly the point of this blog.

What compelled me about this passage, was the peace portrayed through Mary’s obedience, once the angel reminded her of God’s promises and that nothing’s impossible.  It left me thinking, if Mary, who was visited by angels and was suddenly pregnant with the Son of God, can be okay, and walk in the destiny before her, totally trusting in God’s goodness…what’s my excuse?  That’s one of the craziest things anyone could think up.  “Hello, I’m an angel from God.  You’re pregnant with His Son, and He will save the world.  He’s the one everyone has been waiting for.”  To be in that moment, scared, but suddenly reminded of who God was, and then accepting this huge, difficult job, humbles me.  Who am I to not to question His faithfulness?

Elizabeth was old and barren.  She desired children and couldn’t have them.  Through the miracle of Jesus, this woman, who would never in a million years be pregnant, was carrying John the Baptist.  Miracles and miracles kept happening in the very beginning at just the whisper and knowledge that Jesus was coming.  God’s in the business of doing the impossible and fulfilling His Word.  He promises to never leave us or forsake us.  It’s a promise…no matter what we are walking through, where we are, following Him or not following Him, He promised.  I have to go back to that.  You have to go back to that place of clinging to His promises.  That’s what’s so vital about God’s Word.  It’s life to us.

“For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment.”  Think on that for a minute, for an hour, for the rest of your life 🙂

“For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment.”

I  have to believe that my relationships with God has to be built on who God says He is and not what’s going on around me.  He was born in the midst of doubt and unheard circumstances.  If He’s promised something to you, in those sweet, quiet moments with Him, He’ll fulfill His promise.  It may not be on our schedule, but if He promises, it will happen.  It’s not about getting things from God.  I think to often, people use that excuse for getting materialistic things.

I think the way He chose to introduce the world to Jesus, His Son, was and is SO important.  He was born in the midst of chaos and dirty, gross straw.  His mother was a young teenager, a nobody.  Be encouraged to see the miracles taking place around you daily.  May His promises be your peace.  If Mary and Joseph and Elizabeth can do it, so can we.

 

One thought on “Clinging…

  1. jim asbury says:

    Noel, Three times that scripture was used in devotions or
    messages the week before Christmas. I got a chance to share it with
    my family as the scripture reading (Lk1:26-37) on Christmas
    morning. It was special because it spoke to me about the importance
    of looking past myself and being obedient to GOD. HE is all about
    showing us HIS and only wants us to do the same. That will always
    be a fond memory because it did what GOD wantsed it to do; mend
    relationships. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, it brought back to
    me something special as well.

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