Monday, December 22, 2008

Mary's Song


"Oh, how my soul praises the Lord. How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior! For he took notice of his lowly servant girl . . . For the Mighty One is holy, and he has done great things for me!" ~Luke 1:46-49

Do you ever have those moments when you are so joyful in the Lord's presence that you feel as if you'll just bust right open if you don't tell others about His goodness in your life? This morning is one of those times for me.

Can I just borrow those words written above from Mary's song. This was her response when the angel, Gabriel, came to her and told her that she would soon become the mother of our God.

But today, I'd like to call it Lindsey's song. I couldn't have said it better in my own words.

As I sit in my fuzzy pink robe in my living room this morning, with a cup of coffee in hand and my Bible open in my lap, I feel privileged. I feel kept and deeply cared for. My God has sustained me through some major trials. He has literally picked me up and carried me through some unbelievable feats, and I am intensely overwhelmed by His provision for me.

Today, I encourage you to thank our Lord for his hand in your life. I promise, if you just take a second, and consider the blessings that surround you, you'll easily be moved by his protection over you, presence in you, and provision for you.

My soul sings for joy today!

11 comments:

Julie Adams said...

Last night as I went to bed and began to say my prayer... I was upset... I realized throughout the weekend I had only stopped to pray at night. I felt ashamed. We just don't talk to God enough. Thank you for reminding me how important it is to feel Him. You are blessed to have that peace in your heart. I rush so hard sometimes that I forget to be still.

Sweet Simplicity said...

I think back on this year and I cannot believe how much God has blessed me! He is GREAT.
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Lindsey said...

What a great post, thank you for this reminder.

The Pink Potpourri said...

wonderful post. thank you for the sweet reminder that God is Great!

erinkern said...

I loved this. For some reason, the Mary story has been quite poignant this holiday go around. It seems it isn't just me! ;)

My home - My life said...

What a sweet post. I love your outlook on like even though you are going through such an "obstacle" right now.

Thanks for always being an encouraging and uplifting blogger!

the voice of melody said...

Thank you for this beautiful post, and the reminder of the Lord's constant provision. We are so blessed to be His children. Merry Christmas!

Cissy said...

I am amazed at how inspiring you are in spite of what you are going through. May you be greatly blessed! Our Lord is indeed Holy. My friends sing about it here...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15uqU8kyRL8 I don't know how anyone can listen to this and not be moved.

one of nettie's girls said...

You have an amazing spirit and attitude. I hope you have a great Christmas and wonderful time at the beach.

Mrs. Cup said...

What a great post!