penning down some thoughts.
Mary carried the Saviour of the world in her womb.
How pressuring is that?
and like any human, thoughts wander some times… Mary believed that God has called her. But Mary did wander how is she going to raise the Messiah from a child to a man.. how is she going to deliver the child..
So many thoughts and ‘what if’s…
Finally the child is due and Joseph is desperately finding lodging for his wife to deliver. Mary is left alone with the son of God, knees weak and lips quivering.
Imagine how it felt, having a calling, hearing his voice… yet feeling weak and alone.
We know how the story ended. And it’s told over and over again every christmas.
Jesus was born. Not because Mary was faithful (though she was), not because Joseph was responsible (though he was) but because God is faithful and true.
You see it’s not about them, it was never about them. The three magi sought the baby King not his mortal parents. It all ends up with God glorified.
So what happens when i come to the place of knee weak and lip quivering?
Do what Mary did, hang on. Forget about yourself. Let God find rest for you.
Seeking men’s approval is the most dangerous snare yet.
Human honey can never satisify, it only causes an inquenchable thirst that could never be satisfied.
When you forsake the sweet wine of Christ for human honey. You essentially traded in your Godiva chocolate for m&ms, your Posche for a Toyota and your true self for a mask.
What matters is God’s seal of approval that overrides every human opinion of you. Why fear men when God approves of you.
Has he not called you. Who are human voices to speak against the voice of His majesty?
Feed on the true sweetness of the Lord and not flakly human honey which is addictive and unfulfilling.
Psalms 188 challenges the flesh: “what can mere men do to me?” If God has marked you, NOTHING can erase His seal on you.
I belong to Jesus. I’m sealed.