Tuesday, December 6, 2011

December 7, 2011

“In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” Luke 1:26-34


Christmas makes it a little easier to believe the unbelievable.

However, we are looking at the incredible events of Christmas after the fact. It happened and it is recorded history.

Mary was called on to believe something that seemed unbelievable BEFORE it happened. God confronted her with the choice of believing beyond the possible. God was asking her to commit to something that had never happened and believe that it could. The fact that it was announced by an Archangel may have made it a little easier to believe, but it still required a big leap of faith.

No virgin had ever become pregnant before. Not only had she never heard of such a thing, such a thought had never entered her mind. It was a plan so incredible only God could have conceived it yet Mary was asked to believe it. God called her to believe the unbelievable and to disbelieve what she had always known to be true. She had a “Mary moment”.

We had Christmas and we have a Savior because she didn’t fail her “Mary moment”.

How well have you handled your “Mary moments”?

What do you do when God calls you to believe what He is saying rather than what you are seeing?

If you want to honor God you will have “Mary moments”.

If you want to change the world for God you will have “Mary moments”.

If you want to see God move in miraculous ways you will have “Mary moments”.

Mary was faithful in her “Mary moment”! The world has never been the same!

Will you MAN UP in your “Mary moment”? God may only be a few “Mary moments” from rocking your world!

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