Luke 1:38 (NKJV) “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me as you have said.” Then the angel left her.

The Lord has extraordinary plans for your life.

When the Lord was about to do something so extraordinary that it required a face to face meeting with the subject, Mary, and his key angel, Gabriel.

What God was about to do was so foreign that it needed a detailed explanation. Mary had been handpicked to give birth to Jesus our Lord. Can you imagine?

However, in order to do so she was going to be pregnant while yet unmarried, something totally foreign in her culture.

In fact, women were stoned to death if found to be fornicators. So, when Mary heard the assignment and responded by saying, “May it be,” this tells us what a courageous woman of faith she must have been.

She did not understand the implications of what she was about to do. However, she placed her total trust in God and knew that if God chose her for such an assignment, she could trust the outcome to Him.

She would even have to trust the explanation to Joseph, who was not going to understand. In fact, when he discovered Mary was pregnant, he immediately considered walking away from Mary.

When you believe in the Lord’s promises for your life, you will do amazing things.

However, when God saw Joseph’s response, He sent an angel to explain the situation through a dream.

I am sure the time between her telling him and his dream must have been difficult to explain.

She did not know God was going to solve the problem. This is another example of her faith and courage in the Lord.

Something powerful happens when we trust God enough to not only hear what He says but believe it.

If you believe what God says is true and that His plan for you will lead to the best possible outcome, that trust results in blessings.

As we draw closer to Christmas, think about the incredible result of Mary’s belief: The Son of God was born! What has God spoken over your life that you need to believe today?

Trust the Lord’s plan, receive His peace knowing He knows best, and look forward to the blessing to come!

Point to ponder

Do you have an assignment from God that seems impossible on the front end? Is God calling you to trust Him for the outcome? Take a lesson from Mary and release the outcome to God. Have a great Holy-day season.

Special Thanks!

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