Do you believe that God will do what He says He will do?
Two thousand years ago, God’s plan for salvation was put into motion when a young Jewish girl believed God and submitted to His plan for her. The angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and announced God’s plans to bring the Savior into the world through her. Mary’s answer? “I am the Lord’s servant. May it be to me as you have said.”
And so it was. The virgin, Mary, became pregnant with the Hope of the world.
Soon after the angel’s visit, Mary went to visit her relative Elizabeth who was already six months along with the child who would be a “prophet of the Most High” and prepare the way for Jesus. (Luke 1:76). Elizabeth greeted Mary with these telling words:
Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished! Luke 1:45
God make His activity known to Mary. Because Mary believed that God could do what He said and therefore she got to participate in His plan to save the world. And I love her response!
And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me – holy is his name.”
I wonder, have I ever missed out on participating in some mighty work of God because I failed to believe that what He said would be accomplished?
What about you? Do you believe that what the Lord has said to you will be accomplished? Do you believe that His Word is true and powerful? Are you missing out?
What promise of God will you believe today? What mighty act of the Lord are you trusting will be accomplished?