I am very encouraged by the promises of God that I read throughout the Bible. I read and confess those words and my Spirit is uplifted, comforted, challenged, assured, and excited that God's promises are YES and AMEN. I believe that ALL of God's promises are available to manifest in my life. I believe that. I really do. But then, I must admit that there are times when I, like Mary, will ask the same question she asked in Luke 1:28 - “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” Now, in my own situations of life, I, and probably many of you as well, have replaced the word virgin with words like these...
HOW WILL THIS BE SINCE I AM....
Friends, I love this interaction between Mary and the messenger Angel. On one hand, Mary has a very practical question. How can a young lady have a baby who is still a virgin? She does not understand how it is even possible for a virgin to conceive without having had intercourse. That is a valid and very practical concern. On the other hand, her question reveals her inexperience with the power of the Almighty God to do what seems to be impractical and even impossible in our lives.
This is where so many of us hang our hats, park our cars, get relaxed, and give up. We have read the promises of God and heard the promises of God BUT the promises of God and the call or assignment of God for our lives does not seem at all practical or possible. And so we also ask, HOW WILL THIS BE SINCE I AM (and you fill in the blank) ___________________???
BlogFam, on today, I encourage you, while we are still in this first month of a new year, GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS of impracticality and impossibility to the GOD who can and will fulfill all promises in our lives! And yes, I am speaking to myself too. I know this to be true. And yet I am grateful to read and re-read the angel's response to Mary's concern.
Do you remember the angel's response to Mary?
“The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. For no word from God will ever fail.”
In other words, in response to your questions of impracticality and impossibility, the same word to YOU is this:
The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So that the promises of God to you will come forth through you. And if you look around, there are witnesses who have already experienced God making the impractical, practical and the impossible, possible. For every word of God will come to pass. God never fails. And with God ALL things are possible.
The Holy Spirit will come upon YOU and the power of the Most High will overshadow YOU. So that the promises of God to YOU will come forth through YOU. And if YOU look around, there are witnesses who have already experienced God making the impractical, practical and the impossible, possible. For every word of God will come to pass. God never fails. And with God ALL things are possible.
And upon assurance of God's promises through God's messenger, Mary responds as I hope that you will...
“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.”
BlogFam, May the word of God be fulfilled in your life! I pray that you would remove all of your excuses and roadblocks in your thought life that make God's promises seem unavailable to you. I pray that you would completely surrender to God all that seems to be impractical and/or impossible. I pray that you would just be OPEN to the newness of life. I pray that you would believe that God's promises are YES and AMEN for your life just as much or even more than you already believe it to be so for others. I pray that you would be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord so that when God's messenger comes to you to speak LIFE, you will receive it and align your life to see it come to pass.
Servants of the Lord, May God's word and every promise of God's word be fulfilled in YOUR life on this day and forevermore! GOD WILL MAKE A WAY...
TO GOD BE THE GLORY!
GOD LOVES YOU and I DO TOO!
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