news

Someday Devotion – Day 9

 Listen to DAY 9 MP3

Matthew 1:19
“Joseph, being a just man, decided to break the engagement quietly, so as not to disgrace her publicly.” (New Living Translation)

After we surrender to the task God has called us to, and we feel that blessed assurance, we then have to move from our quiet affirmation to a public declaration. Joseph, to whom Mary was engaged, became quite confused over the news that she was pregnant. I love this verse that simply states, “Joseph, her fiancé being a just and honorable man…” Although he could have shamed her publicly (and this was his right, according to the law) he did not want to publicly disgrace her. He was obviously a man of great character. He sought to put others’ needs before his own. In the midst of his confusion and lack of understanding, he could have demanded shame, but he offered her grace.

What a tremendous example of Christ-likeness. In the midst of our own pain and lack of understanding, to still be so aware of God’s presence in our own lives, that instead of demanding shame, we offer grace.

Someday

Based on Devotional by Sandi Patty
Someday: A Book of Days
Copyright © 2000 by Sandi Patty
All Rights Reserved

Go to Someday Devotion – Day 1

Go to Someday Devotion – Day 8

Go to Someday Devotion – Day 10


Someday Devotion – Day 8

 Listen to DAY 8 MP3

Luke 1:37
“Nothing is impossible with God.” (NIV)

Nothing is impossible with God! This is one of the greatest affirmations of faith that anyone can say. Mary could surrender because she knew her God could do anything. I love the authenticity of the story so much. Mary didn’t immediately say, “yeah, sure, whatever.” First, she was afraid. Then, she was greatly troubled, she questioned. And then, she surrendered and made this powerful affirmation of faith – Nothing is impossible with God! “Nothing” is a HUGE word. It means just that – nothing. It doesn’t mean nothing… well, except for maybe this, or maybe that. It means NOTHING. Period. Finito. The end. NOTHING!

We all have in our lives those “impossible” circumstances. Take comfort from Mary. Know that as we process, and surrender, then you too can say (and live) with the conviction that NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD. Amen and Amen. Or as my kids would say, “How cool is that?!”

Someday

Based on Devotional by Sandi Patty
Someday: A Book of Days
Copyright © 2000 by Sandi Patty
All Rights Reserved

Go to Someday Devotion – Day 1

Go to Someday Devotion – Day 7

Go to Someday Devotion – Day 9


Someday Devotion – Day 7

 Listen to DAY 7 MP3

Luke 1:38a
“I am your willing servant.” (NIV)

After being afraid and greatly troubled, and after questioning, Mary was then ready, willing, and able to surrender to His will and His plan. She said (in fact, it is recorded that she sings), “I am your willing servant. May it be unto me as your word has said.”

I find great comfort when I read this story. She was a very normal young woman, wanting to be willing to do the right thing, and yet fearful and unsure. It was after she was willing to tell the angel (and of course God) what she was really feeling, that she was able to feel a surrendered peace.

So often, I think we’re not willing to let God in on our process. He knows we get afraid sometimes, He knows we have questions. As we become willing to share our deepest thoughts and feelings with Our Father (remember He can handle it), we also allow Him to comfort us and lead us into total surrender to Him. Then we can say, like Mary, “May it be unto me as YOUR WORD has said.”

Someday

Based on Devotional by Sandi Patty
Someday: A Book of Days
Copyright © 2000 by Sandi Patty
All Rights Reserved

Go to Someday Devotion – Day 1

Go to Someday Devotion – Day 6

Go to Someday Devotion – Day 8