Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – Luke 1:38

Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” And then the angel left her. – Luke 1:38 (NLT)

Mary was put into a difficult situation. She was ready to get married to a man, but then she was visited by an angel and told that she was going to have a child. And instead of saying she’d pray about it, or talk to Joseph about it, Mary just simply says, “May everything you have said about me come true”.

What an amazing thing to say. She knew that obeying God would mean that she might lose out on getting married since the baby wasn’t Joseph’s. Also, it’s possible that she may have lost friends and family when they found out that she was having a child. I’m sure all these things were running through Mary’s mind. However, she didn’t give voice to them. Instead, she simply said let it come true.

What would our lives look like if we responded to God the way Mary did? Can you imagine what things would be like if we were so sensitive to God’s voice that we obeyed whatever He asked of us?

The truth is, Mary must have had a lot of faith in God. She must have had a solid foundation in the goodness of God and trusted that saying yes to God would mean that she would be taken care of even if her family and friends didn’t stay with her. She stepped out in faith and trusted God and saw great things come to pass in her life.

And the same is true for you. If God is calling you to something, He will take care of it. You don’t have to be afraid, or worry. God will handle it and bring it to pass in your life. So today, trust God. Obey what God asks you to do, and like Mary, you’ll see God move in mighty ways in your life.

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