Posts with the tag “mary”

Giving All You Have
by Ministry Support on December 7th, 2021
“And Mary said, ‘My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for He has looked on the humble estate of His servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name’” (Luke 1:46-9).              Have you ever felt that your best is not good enough? Even though you give everything you have,...  Read More
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A Treasured Song
by Jared West on December 6th, 2021
“And Mary said, ‘My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for He has looked on the humble estate of His servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name’” (Luke 1:46-9). It seems like the enemy tries the hardest to rob us of peace and joy when it is most imperative that we have...  Read More
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Friend of Fools
by Jared West on December 5th, 2021
“And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!” (Luke 1:41-2).How do we encourage someone who’s under a great call from God? When a family member, a friend, a stranger comes to us who is trying to obey a difficult call ...  Read More
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A Mission Greatly Trusted
by Jared West on December 4th, 2021
“And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call His name Jesus. He will be great and be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to Him the throne of His father David, and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end” (Luke 1:31). When we are given a mission, we often have this romanticized picture in our h...  Read More
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A Troubling Message
by Jared West on December 3rd, 2021
“But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call His name Jesus” (Luke 1:26).When the Lord entrusts an important task to you, perhaps you feel that you can’t possibly rise to the ch...  Read More
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Angels at Your Doorstep
by Jared West on December 2nd, 2021
“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels without knowing it” (Hebrews 13:2). What would you do if you knew an angel of the Lord was coming to your house tomorrow morning for breakfast?Most of us would probably clean our houses until they were spotless, get up early to prepare a meal, neatly set the table, and prepare for what kinds of conversations...  Read More
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