Last week, we took at look at how Mary magnified the Lord in song. As the melody filled her heart, Mary went on to sing:
For He who is mighty has done great things for me,
And holy is His name.
And His mercy is on those who fear Him
From generation to generation.
He has shown strength with His arm;
He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He has put down the mighty from their thrones,
And exalted the lowly.
(Mary, in Luke 1:49-52)
Check out relentless truths embedded in Mary’s song:
- God is powerful. Here’s a call to activate our testimonies. Did you know that the word testimony means do it again? Every time we share stories of what God’s done for us, we declare: Do it again, Lord! Do it again!
- God's names are holy – Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Who doesn't need a Wonderful breakthrough? Who doesn’t need godly counsel?
- Godly fear puts us positionally in a place to receive His mercy. Daily I seek to be astounded with who He is today, and excitedly reach forward to what He’s about to do. Goodness and mercy follow.
- And in one of the sweetest paradoxes of His nature, He exalts those who are humble and lowly.
I wish I could have been there to see Baby Jesus. Such anointing of strength and wisdom – and a release of God's promises.
He's been faithful to us over and again in the past. I trust that He’ll speak to us again, in His time.
What promises has God spoken over you that have yet to be fulfilled?