"And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” - Luke 1:38
What are your plans for the New Year my friend? Do you have visions of grandeur or dreams of great success? Do you look for the Lord to bless you with overwhelming abundance? After all, great people who have a great God should have great lives. Do you expect the "impossible" to be done so the world will know that YOU are great?
In her early years there were great plans for this young woman from Nazareth. But she wasn't concerned about being a great person or having great blessings. She had a servants heart that found satisfaction and joy in God "doing to her according to His word." She found that God's plans brought a great life and made her a great person as a result. Mary had just the right heart for God to perform the "impossible", to show that HE is great.
Yes, I have used the word "great" in abundance. But, "great" is a very relative term my friend. If your life is to be truly great, then God must always be greater than any plan or expectation you may have. As John the Baptist reflected in John 3:30, "He must increase, but I must decrease" So, the question for the day is ... will you seek the "impossible" to achieve God's plans so your world will know that HE alone is great?