The house was spick and span – Dad would be happy. She sat at on a stool and stretched her legs, satisfied with the work she had done in the house. She didn’t clean because she was coerced into doing that. In fact, she loved it when things are prim and proper.
More so, she always wanted her parents to smile. It took only few muscles to smile and some chemicals that strengthen the body are released when you smile. She wanted her parents to live strengthened and happy, so she did her chores well.
As she turned out towards the door, the dark room lit up. She thought electricity had been restored so she flicked off the switch. No. The brightness persisted and then she heard a masculine voice.
Mary was a virgin when God said she would conceive a child. That was clearly impossible by human reasoning.
I want you to top that difficult chemistry class. I want you to be a missionary. I want you to forgive Sade. What is God telling you to do? How do we respond when God asks us to do something impossible like this? Let’s learn from Mary today.
Often times, when we are overwhelmed with great responsibility in our Christian life and service, we are tempted to ask, like Mary did: How will these things be?
We feel inadequate when we compare responsibility in the light of our little abilities. But as I read through Mary’s story, I discovered that God didn’t intend to laden us with responsibility without first empowering us with the ability to do it. He doesn’t say what He doesn’t mean.
He meant for Mary to bear the Christ. He means for you to take up that great responsibility. He means for you to make better choices in your life and live sanctified.
The angel told Mary: the power of God will come upon you. That is what makes the difference. God always gives you the ability to accomplish all he asks you to do. Also, God will show you an example of someone who has passed through that situation and was empowered like was Elizabeth an example to Mary.
‘for with God, nothing will be impossible.’
In essence, it isn’t really us doing anything, it’s actually God at work in us – all He wants from us is to submit so that He can express his divinity through us. It’s not your life anyway!
Mary submitted to God, and so the world had her saviour. You may never really know how many people will be blessed or what remarkable result is tied to your obedience. [Luke 1:26-38]
What is God telling you to do? See, He has made available to power to do it. Let your response be, “Let it be to me according to your word.”
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