Return to Content
Read Our Devotional
Opportunities to be Published
The Home for Christian Writers! Matthew 6:33
ENCOURAGE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING
Add to Favorites
Free to Share
Author requests article critique
I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me as you have said.”
When I was a child, this passage in the Christmas story was lost on me. I thought it was cool that an angel talked to Mary. I also envied the adventure of her trip to the stable and admired her resourcefulness in finding a cradle for the infant Jesus. But I never stopped to think how very scary and inconvenient becoming the earthly mother to Jesus must have been.
Mary risked it all to follow God’s will. Her fiancée may have left her and allowed her to be stoned or exiled. Once the baby was born, there must have been so much gossip and whispering. As he grew, she must have wondered when she should tell him who he was and how much he already knew. When he became an adult, she must have been terrified to lose him. And yet, she agreed. She completely submitted to God’s will. She trusted God.
God wants us to give our lives to him. He calls us to use the time he has given us here to share the love and joy that comes from a relationship with him. However, in the important moments, do we surrender to this call, or do we worry about our image?
We worry so much about what others think of us that we quietly enjoy our time with God, refusing to let others know what we are doing. We don’t want to be pushy, so we don’t talk at all. Our silence is powerful. If we shared our stories instead, others might be interested in knowing God. We don’t have to be pushy to share the word. We just have to be open, honest and inviting. Our actions speak loudly about our Lord. When others notice our strength, we can give him credit. When others notice our blessings, we can thank the Lord. When others notice our weakness, we can sho them how we call on the Lord for strength. Then they will see the power and wonder of God in our lives.
You have called us to share God’s love with the world. However, we shy away from our call, afraid of what people will think. Help us to share your love and grace with others, so that they may come to know you. Amen
PLEASE ENCOURAGE AUTHOR BELOW
LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
Reader Count & Comments
This article has been read
Read more articles by
or search for other articles by topic below.
Search for articles on: (e.g. creation; holiness etc.)
Read more by clicking on a link:
Main Site Articles
Most Read Articles
Highly Acclaimed Challenge Articles
New Release Christian Books for Free for a Simple Review
NEW - Surprise Me With an Article - Click here for a random URL
God is Not Against You - He Came on an All Out Rescue Mission to Save You
...in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them... 2 Cor 5:19
Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Acts 13:38
LEARN & TRUST JESUS HERE
The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
FaithWriters offers Christian reading material for Christian readers. We offer Christian articles, Christian fiction, Christian non-fiction, Christian Bible studies, Christian poems, Christian articles for sale, free use Christian articles, Christian living articles, New Covenant Christian Bible Studies, Christian magazine articles and new Christian articles. We write for Jesus about God, the Bible, salvation, prayer and the word of God.
Link To Us
Become A Member