Sunday, December 30, 2012

O Come Let Us Adore Him With Our Life

Other posts in this 3 part series:

"And Mary took a photo of all these things and posted them on Facebook"

Oh wait! That wasn't Mary!  

This season as I have contemplated Mary as a mother, I must say that I truly admire her.  

Imagine receiving a visit from an angel who tells you that you, a virgin, are going become pregnant by the Holy Spirit.  That you will literally carry God in your womb.

She must have known that this would be a difficult journey.  I mean, how do you convince people that, while you became pregnant out of wedlock, that you were not immoral?  Furthermore, how do you explain to people that the baby your are carrying is literally God.

Did she even try to explain that one?

She had to realized that the stigma of having been pregnant out of wedlock would follow her, Joseph and Jesus all of their lives.

And yet, she replied with, "Let it be to me according to your word."

No arguments.  No questions.

And then there are these words:
"My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior."

The truest form of worship there is:


All of the worship songs and acts of kindness mean nothing to Jesus if we are not obedient to Him.  

Is there an area of your heart you have yet to fully surrender?

Is there a command in the Bible that you have failed to bow your knee to?

Is there something He has told you to do that remains yet undone?

Let us take this simple but powerful lesson from Mary and follow her act of worship.

O come, let us adore Him by surrendering our life, our will, our rights, and our whole selves to Him in true worship by being fully obedient to 
His Word
His commands
His Will and 
His call.

And then let us lift our hands in worship as we say with her:

"My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior!"

Dear reader, this post not only wraps up my "O Come Let Us Adore Him" mini-series, it also kicks off my new January series on worship. I hope you'll visit me each Monday as we explore the multi-faceted topic of worship.

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SandwichINK said...

A lovely and vital message for ourselves AND for our loved ones - kids, grandkids, and others!

SimplyHelpingHim said...

Amen sis! I'm excited about your worship series! :)

Jenni Mullinix said...

Obedience... Yes, such an important thing for us to practice in word and deed. Thanks for linking up with Thrive @ Home!

Judith said...

Thank you Rosalind for this sweet post about Mary. I've often thought about her sweet spirit and how she didn't question God (as we probably would do) and accepted it. I like how she pondered things in her heart too. Thanks for linking up over at WholeHearted Home this past week and hope to see you tomorrow.

A Little R & R said...

It's amazing to read about her. I do believe that people back then were more in tune spiritually than we are today. Perhaps we are too intellectual or busy...or entertained...I am not sure. But it seems that people back then were far more receptive than we are today.

A Little R & R said...

thank you for hosting, Jenni! I enjoy linking up with you each week!

A Little R & R said...

Thank you, sis! I hope it's a blessing!

A Little R & R said...

Yes - obedience doesn't stop when we grow up. Does it? It's sometimes hard to remember that.

SimplyHelpingHim said...

:) I'm sure it will be! :)

Aritha said...

Thank you! This is a very special and inspiring post. Super! ( its an old post?)