45 Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord." 46 And Mary said: "My dould magnifies the Lord 47 And my spirit has rejoyced in God my Savior. 48 For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant; For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed. 49 For He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name. 50 And His mercy is on those who fear Him from generation to generation.
Observation 1 God does not see as we see. He wants to use everyone for His
glory, a lowly maidservant, a tax collector, or a persecutor of Christians.
Observation 2: Mary praises God, she is filled with the Spirit of God. I believe
this is b/c she believed the angel of the Lord and walked the path that He chose
for her and no the path of her own choosing.
Observation 3: We serve a
Mighty God, one who loves us, no matter how full of sin we are. He is holy but
full of grace and mercy at the same time. It does not matter which “time” we
live in, we are all full of sin, but if we believe in God He can cleanse us from
Application 1: A mighty God wants to use us/me, a lowly
maidservant for His glory, and if I believe and trust I will be blessed with His
love and Spirit within ...me.
This amazes me and scares me at the same time. But I must be honest here, I
struggle with knowing if I am making the right decisions. Though I feel God’s
Spirit and presence with me often, I do not hear His voice. When I am making a
decision I have a really hard time knowing what God wants me to do. Not sure how
that fits in here, but it has been on my heart for a few days. I guess it is b/c
of the “for there will be fulfillment of those things which were told her from
the Lord” part of the verse. I believe with all of my heart, but am not sure
what God wants me to do.
Application 2: I want to be like Mary, completely
following God’s plan for my life, not my own, and being blessed and being filled
with the Holy Spirit in the way that Mary was.
Application 3: No matter how
much I want to be like Jesus I need to remember that I am not good, I am a
sinner and I need God’s grace and mercy new every day.
Prayer: (This was a
hard one for me today, and it feels like this is kind of a jumbled mess, sorry.
All of my prayers that I tried to pray and write just did not feel like they
worked out. So I pray that Jesus interceded for me today with God and told him
what was in my heart, b/c I just could not get it out)