[ecko_quote source=" Luke 1:45"]“ Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfilment of those things which were told her from the Lord”[/ecko_quote]
In the kingdom of God, believing is a prerequisite to receiving. God spoke to Mary and gave the assurance He always gives when He assigns the impossible to His people. Everything was in place for God to act. Everything waited on Mary to believe Him. Once she believed, it was done! It takes an undivided heart to believe under such circumstances and a pure heart to see God (Matthew 5:8; Hebrew 12:14)
This has always been God’s way with His people. Mary could not see all that had been arranged and assembled in the courts of heaven. She could not see the legion of angels prepared to protect her and her baby. She was unaware of the future and all that she and her child would face. All she knew was that God had spoken to her, and that was enough. So she responded: “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word” (Luke 1:38)
When God speaks about His plans, He does so with everything already in place to fulfil His word. God never speaks hypothetically. He knows exactly what will come to pass. He simply asks you to believe Him. You will experience great blessings when you place your absolute trust in Him. Mary could not have dreamed all that would result from her faithful obedience. Likewise, you cannot possibly imagine all that God has in store for you when you trust Him. He knows exactly what He will do to bring salvation to someone you have prayed for or to heal your friend or to provide for your needs. God has everything in place. Will you believe Him?
God still does the impossible! Too often we acknowledge our belief that God can do whatever He wants: then we add a safety clause: “ But I just don’t think God will do that with me!” We become practically atheists, believing that God can perform miracles but never expecting a miracle in our own lives.
Mary not only believed God could perform a miracle but also adjusted her life to the awesome work He planned to do through her. The difference between a Christian and a moral person is the divine. The difference between a Church and a social club is the miraculous. Some can duplicate the morality of a Christian, but no one can reproduce the miraculous that should be a part of the Christian experience. Do you believe that nothing is impossible for God?
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Pastor Jonah Ravinder- UEC and Henry & Richard Blackaby