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Thursday, October 1, 2015

God Made Me, and I Belong to Him

In review of Luke 1:46-47 it says, “And Mary said: ‘My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.’”

Bottom Line:
Mary Said that her heart glorifies the Lord, and her spirit rejoices in my Savior.

What this means to me:
With all my heart I am to glorify the Lord, in the depths of who I am, I am to rejoice in God my Savior.

God had a plan for Mary. He chose her, and he created her to become the mother of the Son of God. When Mary was approached, she didn’t say, “I’ve got my own plans for my life. I’m too busy. I have to do what’s best for me.” She realized God had a purpose for her life, and she was willing to do whatever he wanted.

Her response to this was a song of praise: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior” (Luke 1:46b-47 NIV). Mary recognized that God was her Lord and Savior, and she was eager to do his will. She trusted him with her life, even though she knew no one would believe her when she told them what the angel said.

When it comes to planning, I automatically go into planning my life the way I want it. While I recognize and realize that Jesus saved me, I’m not sure I always really trust him. The reality is God created me, and he made me for a unique purpose. He has a specific destiny for me.

I should trust that God has made me for a specific destiny? The Bible says, “Know that the Lord is God. He made us, and we belong to him; we are his people, the sheep he tends” (Psalm 100:3 NCV).

God made, created, designed me, and I belong to him. God’s destiny for my life is better than any plan I’ll ever come up with. So if I’m going to trust somebody with my life, who better to trust than my Maker, the one who created me for a purpose.

In summary, with all my heart I am to glorify the Lord, in the depths of who I am, I am to rejoice in God my Savior for what he has done. This morning God I thank you for making me and allowing me to be part of your close family. I belong to you 100%. Given this, I should live my life fully in the light of what you have done for me. I should glorify you in what I do and rejoice in my heart for what you have done. Today I should consider the plans I have been making for myself and my wife. Do they really reflect my trust in you and your will? I will continue to think about my destiny in my daily time with you, and how I should be relating with those around me and with the world and world events in general.

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