The Second Impressive Thing Mary Did

I wrote about Mary’s profound ability to weigh the information provided for her by the angel’s visitation. Her ability to ponder and treasure the things said and happening around us propels us to live our lives in quiet astonishment to the God things happening around us. There is a second thing Mary did which is just profound.  She pondered until her faith matched the Word of God given to her.

Then Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word.” And the angel left her. Luke 1:38

Her profound faith found itself lying in the Word of the Lord which was given to her by the angel.  She declared she was not her own but she belonged to the Lord.  Then she rested in believing the Word of God would happen in her life. This is simple faith.

Simple faith is sitting back and resting believing the Word of God is going to happen in your life.  It is not trying to figure things out on your own.  It is not trying to work everything out on your own.  It is simple resting know God is working things out for you on your behalf.

This resting can take place when you get the Word of God in you.  I would encourage you to read some of the following post, print the ones out which include Scripture, and begin to read them out loud to yourself.

What the Bible Says About Your Identity In Christ | 95+ Verses

50 Bible Verse You Can Memorize Now

Declare Your Day

Psalm 91 Confession and Declaration

Scriptures to Speak To Yourself About Yourself

Be like a bulldog which locks their jaw on something and refuses to let go. Lock your jaw on one Scripture about what God has said about you and your situation and don’t let go. Ponder and treasure what God has said and don’t let anybody or anything cause you to let go. Get rid of doubters and naysayers. They are faith killers.

There are other times you can be self assured by other things which can fortify your faith.  While viewing and looking at our finances and wanting to help people this Christmas, things have not adding up.  We made an enormous faith promise (notice the word faith. . . go figure) but things are not adding up.

Our church has been singing this song recently called Intentional.  This song has been my anthem during this Christmas season.  There are time when I feel God will not provide then I sing this song and I rise.  Here are the lyrics:

All things are working for my good
‘Cause He’s intentional
Never failing
I know that all things are working for my good
He’s intentional
Never failing

All things are working
All things are working for my good
‘Cause He’s intentional
He’s intentional
And He’s never failing, never failing

All things are working for my good
All things are working for my good
He’s intentional
He’s intentional
He’s never failing, never failing

I hear this song and my faith climbs to the words of these lyrics. I renew my mind knowing a few things (not assuming but knowing): He is working things out, He never fails, and He’s intentional.  I am going to have a story to tell.  Of course, I will let you know how God works it all out where we can bless others and reach our commitment of our faith promise. (I have to keep remembering it is faith promise)

Let us all be like Mary. Let’s let our faith meet the Word of God given over our lives. Let’s ‘let it be according to His Word.’ Let us also ponder and treasure the things said over us.  Let us not run out of the secret place speaking of classified information. Let us not abort the mission because of our mouths but let us live quietly until we see our faith turn into a reality.


Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.         Proverbs 13:12

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