Thursday, March 25, 2021

Courage to say Yes

“Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Luke 1:38

It must have been frightening for Mary to receive a message from an angel. And even more frightening to realize that her whole life was about to take a radical turn. Her response? “Here I am, the Lord's bondslave, His handmaiden. Let it be with me as you say."

How many of us would have had the 

courage to say that?

Instead of fear, Mary faced the future with faith. Faith is believing God, rather than

giving credence to what we think, 

what we feel, or what others say.

We all have to face our own destiny and in Romans 12:3 we learn that God gives each of us a measure of faith with which to face whatever is handed out to us. We have a choice whether to grow that faith or to allow it to wither. And the way to grow and make our faith blossom is, “to HEAR the message of Christ." (Romans 10:17) Every time we say yes to God we open a door to more and more of His blessings, more of His light entering our life. To say yes like Mary is to welcome God’s action and intervention in our life. When He stands at the door and knocks (Rev. 3:20), do we say, “Here I am, come in!”

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