the celebrating soul

marmsky devotions pics December 2016 (4)

Luke 1:46-49

Luk 1:46 And Mary said, “My soul celebrates the greatness of the Lord,
Luk 1:47 and my spirit has been exuberantly joyful over God my Savior,
Luk 1:48 because he has looked upon the humble state of his female bondservant, because, notice, from now on all generations will consider me blessed,
Luk 1:49 because the Powerful God has worked great miracles for me, and holy is his name.

the celebrating soul

Mary could have chosen to be a criticising soul, or a lamenting soul. She had lots of reasons to be those things. But she chose to be a celebrating soul. She looked beyond the temporary inconvenience and potential shame, and confusion. She chose to believe that God was calling her to a status of permanent blessedness and joy. She took hold of that joy and started celebrating.

LORD, we choose your joy, and will commit ourselves to your plan. In spite of temporary hardships, we determine to begin celebrating today.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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