Saturday, March 14th, 2015
CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
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Commentary from Pastor Mike White:
Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord. – Lk 1:45
Zacharias responded to God’s promise with fear and doubt; Mary responded with faith. Gabriel visited Mary, just as he visited Zacharias. But whereas Zacharias responded with, “How shall I know this?” (Lk 1:18), Mary responded with a much more faith-filled refrain: “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word” (v 38).
Mary said yes to God. She accepted His promise, and partnered with God through productive (in other words, not destructive) speech.
Our words have incredible power. We can unwittingly cancel or intentionally confirm God’s plans for us in an instant. God spoke the world into existence in Genesis 1. Then He made us in His image (Gen 1:27). When God’s Holy Spirit is present to affect change, our words can introduce His Word into any situation and bring about atmosphere-shifting change!
Father, help me to choose my words wisely. I want to partner with You to speak out Your word, in full faith that You will perform everything You have promised. I trust You! Let it be to me according to Your word.
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