MARY DIDN’T KNOW: DON’T GIVE UP! YOU’RE IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR YES!- A Word by Rene Parsons
DON’T GIVE UP! YOU’RE IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR YES!
If you are in the middle of waiting and pressing in for your miracle to come through, God is speaking to you! When something that you know was promised of the Lord but things are just looking crazy, even scary, hang in there!
Mary didn’t really know what she was saying yes to when she declared, “Be it unto me according to your word.” (Luke1:38) She knew she was saying yes to God. She didn’t know all the stuff that would come with it. God didn’t say these are all the things you will go through.
Sometimes you have a promise, you may even see the fruit, you may receive more confirmation and then things still go crazy. Did you do the right thing? Are you going to be okay?
You are in the middle of your YES.
You have said yes to the Lord and he will see the promise through with you. You may not be able to explain or understand the things going on around you and that is okay.
KEEP MOVING FORWARD. KEEP SAYING YES!
Mary didn’t know that her yes to God would put her life in danger more than once.
Mary didn’t know that innocent babies would be slaughtered as a part of the process. Because she said yes to having Jesus, King Herod had every boy under two slaughtered in the vicinity of Bethlehem. Imagine realizing that your yes to God led to the cries of mothers of slain children.
Mary certainly didn’t know that her son would be brutally murdered and hung on a cross as a part of the ultimate promise of salvation to us all.
Mary didn’t know and she kept moving forward in her promise anyway. Because of this, the purpose for the promise over her life came to be fulfilled.
Mary also didn’t know the glorious life and afterlife, with her son and God, that awaited her. Mary didn’t know all of the joys she would get to partake in because of her YES!
A PAUSE IN THE PROMISE
If you feel frustrated or confused by delay, ask God to show you more about His timing.
Sometimes there is a pause in the promise while God is working things behind the scenes and trying to protect you for your good. If Mary and Joseph had just gone about their way in everyday life, they would have been killed. Instead, they listened to God’s instruction and fled to Egypt to wait out the slaughter.
You may be in the middle of the storm, that your yes can bring, but God is about to shift you to the protection of Egypt and position you to enjoy the fruit of your promise.
YOU HAVEN’T GOT IT WRONG! YOU ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR YES! ============================================================= I’m sure that Mary had her moments of fear, confusion and questioning it all. But she went back to the promise. The things she knew the Lord said and did. When the shepherds visited them it says she pondered the things they said in her heart.
Go back to the last thing you KNOW God said and did, then, rest in that!
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In the scariest, most difficult time, if Mary had not stuck it out, aborting her promise, she never would have seen all the coming miracles at her son’s hand and enjoyed a close relationship with him on earth and in eternity.
Mary probably questioned, “Is it you, God?” Just like Mary, God is with you. He is sending angels, help and confirmations. You will see your promise and your breakthrough!
Stick it out! When you know that you know that God called you into something, don’t give up! God will protect you, God will confirm to you and then your domino effect of miracles will kick in just like it did for Mary. God will give you everything you will need to see through the promise.
Just look at some of the many confirmations and miracle protections God sent to Mary and Joseph in the early days of their promise:
An angel of the Lord comes talks to Mary tells her she is going to be impregnated by the Spirit of God with the child of God. (Luke 1:26-38)
Barely pregnant, Mary visits Elizabeth and Elizabeth confirms what the angel has said. (Luke: 39-45)
The Angel visits Joseph to tell about Jesus being conceived by the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 1: 18-25)
The Magi came and confirmed that Jesus was the King of the Jews. (Matthew 2:1-12)
The Angel appeared to the shepherds and confirmed that Jesus was the Savior, Messiah, and Lord. (Luke2: 8-20)
An Angel comes in a dream telling Joseph to flee, with his family, to Egypt. (Matthew 2:13)
An Angel again came to Joseph in a dream, telling him when to come out of hiding and where to live. (Matthew 2:19-23)
When Mary and Joseph presented Jesus in the temple, it was again confirmed that he was Messiah, by a man, Simeon. Then again by the prophet Anna. (Luke2:25-38)
A TURNAROUND FOR YOU..
A word by Dana Jarvis
I decree you are making the spiritual journey from the bondage of Egypt into your promised land of destiny. I know you have grown weary. Do not let the murmurings and complaining attitudes rule you. It causes the faith to waiver! Your focus is upon the cup of bitter waters that you are currently drinking from.
Rest assured that your God is making these bitter waters sweet!
You shall taste and see that the Lord is good! You are going to see such extravagance in your daily life. He is delivering much into your hands so reach up and take hold. Just as he was with you before, he is with you now. You are going to drink deep of the Living Waters. The bitter waters of life have tried to steal all joy.
However I hear the Lord say, “It is done, I am the Lord who heals you. I am the Lord who will restore you. I am the Lord who will provide your every need. I am the One that is making the bitter waters sweet!”
I feel so strongly that God is removing your cup of bitter waters you have had to drink for so long. He is causing a turnaround for you in a situation that you desperately need him to move. I am speaking to several and know this word is for you. Even as the Lord led Moses and the children of Israel from their bondage at the Red Sea, it still took one step of faith. One step of faith is all it takes to cause a release from all of this. Take a moment and sow into good ground by giving into Spirit Fuel. For just a contribution of $25, $50, or even $100 or more given into Spirit Fuel is an active step and good ground on which to sow. It is a powerful ministry reaching the world for Christ. As you sow that offering, it is that act of faith that will cause the Red Sea where you are standing to part in your life. The bitter cup will be removed and the sweetness of the Lord shall begin to flow!
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