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Someday Devotion – Day 8

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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?!”

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Based on Devotional by Sandi Patty
Someday: A Book of Days
Copyright © 2000 by Sandi Patty
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Someday Devotion – Day 7

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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
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Someday Devotion – Day 6

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Luke 1:34
“How can this be?” (NIV)

After feeling, understandably, afraid and overwhelmed, and receiving the angel’s comfort to not be afraid… well, Mary did what we all do – she began to ask questions.  “Excuse me… how can this be?”  You see, Mary knew the facts of her situation from her perspective.  She knew she’d never been with a man, so from her perspective, this had to be impossible.  But as always, we cannot see a situation the way God would see it.  He already knew how He would intervene, but He allowed Mary to ask questions.

Sometimes we have a tendency to think God isn’t big enough to handle our questions.  Oftentimes, we genuinely question because we only see things from our perspective.  It’s okay.  God can handle our questions.  In fact, I like to think He even welcomes them.  When we question, He knows we are diligently seeking.  And knowing that we are diligently searching for the truth, He delights in knowing that we will find it in Him.

Someday

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

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