Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?”
And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren. For with God nothing will be impossible.” Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.”
And the angel departed from her.
The New King James Version. (1982). (Lk 1:34–38). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.
Let's call it a decisive moment.
It's that moment when your world tells you to think you are insignificant and alone, but God's truth says, "You are blessed and highly favored and that The Lord is with you!"
It's called a moment of discovery.
It's that moment when you are deeply disturbed, distressed, and trying to figure out what God is doing in your world then you discover God's love and Grace.
A love that sent His Only Son to endure the punishment that you deserved so you can now accept His gift of mercy, forgiveness, and life.
His perfect love casting out your fear and His amazing grace assuring you, that because of what Jesus has done for you, God is pleased with you.
You discover God's message of love; "Do not be afraid...you have found favor with God”.
Jesus the Savior. The son of the Most High. Revealing Himself to you personally.
You discover His Majesty. You discover eternal security because You Discover the King and His Never-ending Kingdom.
Let’s call it the moment of conflict.
It's that moment when what you think you know smacks up against what God is telling you.
It's that moment when you choose to trust what God is telling you about who you are today and His plans for the rest of your tomorrows.
It’s the moment when that Word contradicts the image you have of yourself today, the story your life has told you about your past and what your experience has predicted about your future and declares that we know that all things work together for the good of those who love God to those that are called according to His purpose!
In that moment you experience the Power of God in your life.
You experience the power of the Holy Spirit at work in you producing love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, and faithfulness.
Let’s call it called the moment of faith.
It's the moment when you decide that God is telling you the truth and you start living like it!
It's the moment you start seeing your world through the eyes of faith and you realize that you've been witnessing God at work in the lives of His people...including you.
Transforming ordinary lives into living testimonies of His power…Including yours! Because no word from God will ever fail.
“For no word from God shall be void of power!”
Let’s call it NOW.
It's the moment you take God at His Word and say, "I am the Lord's servant! May your word to me be fulfilled!"
Trust God’s Word when He says;
That you are blessed and highly favored.
That the LORD is with you.
That as God's child you have the power of the Holy Spirit at work in you and that you can do all things through Christ who gives you strength...
The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.
He is God with us.
And nothing is impossible with God.
Let’s call it love.
Jesus said, “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.” He came to save you not to condemn you.
Jesus also said, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” He came to give you a rich and satisfying life.
Jesus is the Word of God.
And the Word of God never fails.