The Type of Person God Uses

80s Christian Metal Christmas Blessings!

 God uses people who DESIRE to do His will. 

Luke 1:46-48 “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of His servant.” 

When the angel announced to Mary that she was chosen to be the Mother of the Messiah (an honor none of us can fully appreciate—sooooooo huge!), her response was REJOICING and humble acceptance!  

She was ALL IN!  She had lots of reasons to be afraid she knew she would be misunderstood, criticized, and judged… I’m sure she felt inadequate and overwhelmed by the thought of raising THE SON OF GOD!  This calling would upend and forever CHANGE her life---change is hard for all of us.  But Mary said, “Bring it on!  I’m all in!  God be glorified!”  

What wonderful example for us! 

Philippians 2:13 “God is working in you, giving you the DESIRE and the POWER to do what pleases him.” 

Isn’t that awesome?!!!  God want to GIVE you both the DESIRE to honor and follow Him----AND—the POWE to do it! Peter was so right when he wrote, “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness."  (2 Peter 1:3) 

We live in a dark world.  I’m not trying to be a pessimist—I’m just saying sin and brokenness, sickness, mistrust, disunity, factions, pain, suffering, etc.  Our world is FILLED with it.  And if we were all alone in this dark world, if there was no God who loves us, created us and wants to redeem us and walk with us—this dark world would quickly become a very scary, hopeless and overwhelming place---But that is precisely what makes the good news of CHRISTMAS sooooooooooooooooooooooo GOOD!  There is a God who created us, loves us and sent His Son to be our Savior!  Receive Him, love Him, trust Him, follow Him and SHINE for Him with your life---let the light of your hope in Him be evident to all this day!  I promise you there are many around you who desperately NEED to see it!

80s Christian Metal Christmas Blessings!