This week as we focus on FAITH I think that's it's important to talk about actually choosing to have FAITH in every single circumstance. In our lifetime we will all be faced with choices and situations where we have to make a decision and choose FAITH!
This past weekend, my church had our Christmas Program. I am in the choir and one of my favorite songs was called, "A Baby Changes Everything." This song has been stuck in my head since Sunday, and when I was singing it earlier I relaized that the Christmas story is a perfect illustration of choosing FAITH. Think about it...
What if you were a teenage girl that found out you were pregnant, and you knew for certain you had never been with anyone. How scary would that be? I know the first thing that would go through my head would be what people were going to think of me. Also, think of how scared Mary was for Joseph to find out. What if he didn't believe her? What if he abandoned her and left her alone? So many "what if's"...
Have you ever been in a situation where there were a lot of what if's? I think that as Christians, if we don't make the decision NOW to always choose FAITH the devil will use those "what if's" and try an get us to become unsure and scared.
See, Mary chose FAITH. She trusted God and so did Joseph. Did it get easier? Not right away...
Not only were they about to have a baby, but they had to travel many many miles before they gave birth. What happened when they got to Bethlehem? There was no room in the inn! Do you think that was easy to hear? No, not at all. However, they chose FAITH and they chose to trust God.
In the end what happened?
Our Savior, Jesus Christ, was born! How amazing is that? God told them something that seemed crazy at first, however they chose FAITH and Mary gave birth to our SAVIOR!
To me, this is huge. This just shows that God can do big things when you chose to have FAITH and chose to trust in Him. He will never disappoint you if you are following His will. That is an amazing promise that should make you want to jump for joy right now! God always has our best interests at heart, He only needs us to follow Him and trust Him. It's that simple.
Remember this week that if Mary can trust in Him when He puts a baby inside of her unexpectedly, you can trust Him too with whatever you're dealing with.
Here is the song I referenced earlier. This is really awesome if you have time to watch!
Hope y'all have a great Wednesday!