Words from the Heart for Monday December 18th, 2017
And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord.
Luke 1:45 (NRSV)
What a glorious promise is spoken over Mary. The Lord is declaring that same promise into our lives. When we believe the Lord we become receivers of all that He has planned to accomplish. Share words of faith and expectation with other believers today. Your words can make a difference.
In an editorial in the Globe and Mail a year ago, Andrew Mitchell, UK’s Secretary of State for International Development earlier this decade, said that, “The time is right for Canada to fulfill its long made promise to increase its aid spending from around 0.26 per cent of gross national income to 0.7 per cent. When Canada next hosts the G7 country leaders in 2018, I hope that it will be able to say that it, too, has followed through on its promises to the world’s poorest people.”
What God promises, He fulfills. It is impossible for Him not to. His nature is faithfulness and we can count on Him to keep every promise He has ever made. We are simply called to trust Him and His promise. When Mary, the mother of Jesus, was told she was chosen by God to bear the Son of God, she never doubted. And because of that, her cousin Elizabeth tells her that she is blessed. Luke 1:45 quotes Elizabeth: “And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord.” How do you respond when God gives you a promise? What the Lord told Mary was going to happen was a physical impossibility. How could a virgin conceive? But Mary trusted God completely and was blessed for it. So are we when we trust God in all things. Sometimes He gives us a promise through His word that we think is impossible. But with God nothing is impossible. For what are you needing to trust the Lord today? Does it seem impossible? Trust anyway. He is the God of the impossible.
These have been words from the heart.