His Plan My be Different Than Yours- Count Down Day 7


Count Down Day 7

Today I have been thinking of Jesus’ beginnings, and how Mary reacted to God’s Angel speaking to her. Seriously how many of us would have freaked out today and thought we were losing it? Sure, she was a good girl who was pure and honest, or God would not have chosen her. But wow, in the Scriptures below we can read a bit about what she went through, but really we just have the memory of the writer inspired by God!

I have to wonder what went through her head. Fear at first probably, then maybe a bit of reverence, and then acceptance for God’s will. We do that sometimes with much more simple things don’t we?

There was a year when my husband and I were planning to move back home to Washington State some 30 years ago or so ago. He was about to get out of the Navy and that had been our plan. We would move back home he would get a job and I would go back to work at the school I worked at before we got married. Or so we thought.

One day our pastors approached my husband and asked if he would become a paid Children’s Pastor. The plan they had would keep us in California. I did  not want to change my plans, but God gave me one of those “I heard it in my mind and heartfelt “ moments on the way to church. He basically , “Stop being a Jonah”.

Well, it didn’t take much for me to accept the will of God and I was given a job and a few more College classed to work at the Preschool myself as a teacher! Sometimes God has a different plan than we do. The best thing to do is to follow His plan, just like Mary did!  Instead of the normal life she leads a totally different one because she was  pregnant before she got married to Joseph. She raised the Son of God, our Lord and Savior. Talk about a change of plans!

In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee,  to a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of King David.                                                                                                                  Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you!”

Confused and disturbed, Mary tried to think what the angel could mean.  “Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “for you have found favor with God!  You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David.  And he will reign over Israel  forever; his Kingdom will never end!”

 Mary asked the angel, “But how can this happen? I am a virgin.”

 The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So, the baby to be born will be holy, and he will be called the Son of God.  What’s more, your relative Elizabeth has become pregnant in her old age! People used to say she was barren, but she has conceived a son and is now in her sixth month.  For the word of God will never fail.”        Luke 1:26-37

Look to God today to see where He is telling you to go, or what He is telling you to do this season; then accept it! Walk the Walk He has put before you,                                                                                                          In His love, Teresa Wilson