When the angel told Mary she would give birth to Jesus, though she was a virgin, she immediately asked, “How can this be?” or in other words, she wondered how the miracle will take place. She was ready for it but just wanted to know how.
So the angel doesn’t answer back with a scientific explanation for this supernatural occurrence, but explains to her how it works in the kingdom of God.
“The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. (Luke 1:35)
It is the Holy Spirit who will bring about the miracle of supernatural birth! The HOW is not important here, but the WHO is. The same Holy Spirit who hovered over the waters during creation, will hover over Mary, and as soon the Word goes out of the mouth of God, it is He who wraps it in flesh and makes it manifest in our lives.
Our fretting comes because we are always consumed with the How – How are you going to do this miracle in my life? Is it going to come through this person? Is it going to happen in that place? When is it going to happen, so I can be prepared? Tell me how, so I can plan….
See what it says here in Ecc 11:5 – Just as you do not know the path of the wind, or how the bones form in the womb of a pregnant woman, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything. (Emphasis mine)
Wow! We can try our hand at science as much as possible, but many things about the formation of a baby in the womb still remain a mystery. And the joy of the believer is to believe the impossible, while embrace the mystery.
Are you looking for a miracle in your life right now? Your part, beloved, is to simply believe, and not to wonder how God will work it out in your life.
And the angel goes on to say, “Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren. For with God nothing will be impossible.” (Luke 1:35-37)
The birth of Christ began with the birth of the impossible. With man, all things are NOT possible, and we have to accept this truth, no matter what the world tells us. We have to get ourselves out of the way. As long as I am responsible for my miracle, everything is limited, but as soon as I allow God to step in, limits are taken off!
And the story ends with Mary understanding this truth that God will work it out through the Holy Spirit, period. And then says the magic words – “Let it be to me according to your Word.”
That is all that is needed. That Word could not take birth in her, unless she said Amen, unless she gave God permission to work in her life. God cannot work in your life without your consent, because He has resigned himself to your free will and He will not violate it. So, don’t expect God to somehow magically work in a situation where you have not invited Him at all. I often hear people say, “Oh I don’t know what God’s plan is. Let God work it out. Let’s see what God might do.” And I ask them, did you invite God to work in this situation, did you surrender it to Him – and it often shocks them, because they expect God to move without their consent. Once you surrender, the next step is partnership. He loves to partner with us to work out His miracles and wonders in our lives!
No matter how impossible things might seem to you, can you believe with all your heart and then confess with your mouth – saying “Amen! Let it be done according to your Word, in my situation! For with God, all things are possible!”
There is power when we speak that out – when we agree (confess) with God and line up with His will, we release that Word to bear fruit in us – in other words, we allow that word (seed) to be conceived in our womb of faith, and since the word is already loaded with power, it eventually bears fruit, and births the impossible!
Just believe He can work in your life, and stop worrying and analyzing the “HOWs!”
Let Him birth the impossible in you today! Believe it, and confess it!
Amen! So be it, Lord!
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