Christmas devotional: Whatever He tells you…

Let me give you just one final exhortation from Mary. I don’t call her the virgin Mary because I don’t believe she’s a virgin any longer, that’s my controversial opinion. I call her Mary, the mother of Jesus. But let me just turn to the scene in the marriage feast before Jesus really began His public ministry in John chapter 2 they ran out of wine, verse 3: 

And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.” 

I think that’s so like a mother. I mean she says, “You know, You’ve got to do something.” How many mothers here would do something like that? “They have no wine. What are we going to do? Help.” But what I like is what happened. 

Jesus said, “Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come.” 

He said, “I’m not obligated. I haven’t begun.” But He didn’t turn her down. But what I really appreciate is the next thing: 

His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.” 

That’s the only advice she gave us concerning her Son. “Whatever He says to you, do it.” And I would say the same to you, “Whatever He says to you, do it.” “As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.”

Now those of you who are mothers or might be mothers I just want to ask you. Maybe you need to just ask God to give you the same kind of humble, obedient, willing spirit that Mary had. Would you like to make a real consecration of yourself to the Lord as a mother or a prospective mother? Just stop and think for a few moments. Are you on the same level as Mary—humble, obedient, sanctified, giving God the glory? Would you like to be a mother like Mary? If there are things in the past where you’ve failed, would you like to ask God to block them out and say, “God, I want to start again.” 

'Lord Jesus Christ, I believe that you’re the Son of God and the only way to God. That you died on the cross for my sins and rose again from the dead. And Lord I want to confess any sin in my life, anything that you show me that is not pleasing to You, anything that stands between me and Your blessing, Lord if you put your finger on that part of my life, I repent now. I turn away from anything unpleasing to You and I just present myself to You, that I may be the best that You can make me as a mother or a prospective mother or in whatever capacity I stand before You. Lord, will you release you Holy Spirit now upon me and within me and just change me where I need to be changed. Let Your blessing come down. Let this be a beginning of a new day in my life.'

This devotional is taken from:

Mary - The Pattern Mother

What was the greatest miracle that ever took place in the life of a human person? Salvation? That is wonderful, but if the other miracle had not taken place, salvation would never be available: the conception of Jesus in the womb of Virgin Mary.

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