“May your word to me be fulfilled.” Luke 1.38
When the angel Gabriel visited Mary with the news that she would bear a son, Jesus, she had no hesitation in responding with today’s words: “May your word to me be fulfilled.” In other words, she immediately said ‘Yes’ to God, despite the turmoil and disruption this was bound to cause to her own hopes, dreams and plans.
However, saying ‘yes’ to God is not just about responding to his great callings upon us. It is also about aligning our daily lives to his will and promise. One of the main ways in which God reveals his plans for us is through the Bible, and yet it is so easy to read a passage at the beginning of a busy day and then promptly forget it completely in the midst of all the comings and goings of life.
If you start off each day with a time of prayer and/or Bible reading, try finding at least one nugget that you can take through the day with you. Finding it is the first task, and the second is to remember it, revisit it and apply it to whatever situations unfold in the day ahead.
So spend a little time now finding your nugget for today. Write it down and take it through the day with you.
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