Mary: A So Be It Faith. {Day 2}

When Women Encounter God Study

READ: Luke 1:26-38

Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” { Luke 1:38 }

There are times when, in the face of fear, we will need to respond not knowing the final outcome.  We have to make a choice in a moment to stand up in fear and step through it OR be crippled by fear and stand still. Or in some cases — bolt in the opposite direction and every direction all at once. Which has been my response all too often.

I don’t know about you, but I do not like the feelings of fear, it’s uncomfortable, nerves aggravated, and mind racing through a plethora of ‘what if’ scenarios.

Several years ago, I read the book “Pray Big: The Power of Pinpoint Prayers” by Will Davis, JR. In his book, He lists seven powerful prayers that he encourages the readers to pray every day.  They are powerful prayers for our heart, our mind, our habits, and our faith in God.

All seven of these very specific prayers are amazing but one has resonated a bit stronger than all the others for me. It is the prayer – “God, please make me a “so be it” Christian that I might respond in my life as Mary does when she is met face-to-face with the Angel Gabriel and a message that would change her life forever.” If you remember, Mary’s response was,  “I am the LORD’s servant, let it be to me as you have said.” {Luke 1:38}

In that moment, Mary had no idea what her life was going to look like and often, neither do we.  But what set Mary apart is her great faithfulness to trust the Lord in the face of what I can only imagine was incredible fear and uncertainty.

We can’t remove fear from our lives but what we can do is change the way fear lives in us.  When we set our stance to that of a “so be it” faith in God,  it removes the power of fear.

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Mary believed God. Plain and simple.  She believed what she knew to be true and she trusted His promise to her in that fateful moment.

“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes. {Matthew 6:34 the MSG }

When women encounter God our fears diminish and our faith gets amplified.

Let’s be women who make it a priority to daily commune with God so that we grow to know Him more and ensure that our responses in live flow from a faith that is tried and true.

REFLECT:

  • Do you have a pesky fear lurking around somewhere in your life right now?
  • If so, could God be asking you to trust Him through it before He removes it?
  • How has God carried you through a past fear?  What happened?

PRAYER:

God, please make me a “so be it” Christian that I would respond with faith, in the midst of my fears, knowing that you are faithful to see me through it.  Please, guard my mind from harmful thoughts and fill my heart with a peace that surpasses all understanding that I may skip through today with more faith in you. ~ Amen.

 

BethAnn Foro
BethAnn Foro
Howdy, I'm BethAnn! Founder, Author, Bible Teacher, & Chief Visionary at She Believes Ministries. I love to gather and encourage women everywhere to lean into Jesus and simply BELIEVE HIM! Not just believe in God but truly believe all of Him for our whole life! I'm so happy you are here at SHE BELIEVES, I hope you find encouragement and deep refreshment for your soul through the online pages and faith-based resources at SHE BELIEVES MINISTRIES!

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