02 | “Lord”
On the second day of Christmas, I’d like to acknowledge Sandy Byrne. You have continually surrendered to Christ as “Lord” over the past 5 years. From the first step of baptism, serving, to tithing, and ultimately to serving in a pastoral leadership role, you have laid down your life for your Lord. I admire your conviction to be yourself while allowing the work of God to change your heart, mind, spirit, and soul.
Today’s Reading: Luke 1:46 – “And Mary said, “My soul exalts the Lord…”
Psalm 69:30; Psalm 34:3
A Simple Thought: God is completely in charge. He is on top of the world, over and above everything. Every king, every nation, every person. Elsewhere, scripture calls Him the “King of Kings and Lord of Lords.”
As you consider your life and your future – how will you accomplish this great mission before you? When you can’t make sense of things, when you’re not in control of how things play out, when the details overwhelm you and you feel lost in the weeds, when you wonder, “what’s next, how will I make it?”
When you can’t see around the bend…
He is Lord.
Mary says, “the Lord’s in charge, I trust him.”
My belief changes my heart, and my heart affects behavior. In other words, what I know to be true theologically is rooted so deep into my soul that it causes me to worship Him with even more intensity.
When God changes who we are, it ultimately changes how we live. It’s easy to say, “Jesus is Lord” when things are swell. Mary says He’s Lord when things aren’t swell.
I wanna be like Mary.