Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to Your word” Luke 1:38
Continuing in my advent devotion I came to the verse: Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to Your word” Luke 1:38
I have always loved this verse because I strive to live my life in this way. And yet at the same time it’s sends shivers up my spine because I know the things that God has asked of me in the past and things that I know he will ask me in the future.
My devotion says that when presented with the impossible and unimaginable, Mary simply asked, “how?”
Her answer was unfathomable, but long before her son prayed , “not my will,but yours” Mary declared, “let it be to me according to your word.”
When Mary’s agenda had been overruled, her response was to worship. Her soul rejoiced. Obedience produced joy and submission and opened the door to a Purpose far beyond her imagination. It was if she were saying… “Jesus was worth it”
The question I need to ponder in my life then is “Will I believe, even when it seems impossible? Will I obey and trust and rejoice even when my life looks nothing like I had mentioned? Will I endure, trust and rejoice even if the cost is high?
For me, the answer has to be an unwavering “yes” but I must admit it comes with trembling because, again, I know what the Lord requires.
But I also know that He is good, He has a plan , He alone controls and holds all things together, (Colossians 1:17) HE is the only one I can put my trust in and know that He sovereignly and lovingly has a plan for my life.
Jesus tells us in this world you will have trials and tribulations but I have overcome this world.
He tells us that He will never ask us to walk through anything that He won’t be right in the midst of.
I take Him at his word for these promises. And as I obey and tremble before Him, I say to him that I count it all joy not because it is easy but because Jesus is worth it.
in my devotion she asks us these questions:
What plan, person, or dream are you holding in higher esteem than Jesus?
Where are you screaming “Thy will be changed” instead of “Thy will be done?”
How is your joy being compromised because of failure to submit in any area of your life?
Lord, you are worth all of it