Memory Monday – Week 58

Luke 1 is such a powerful chapter that I’m only able to skim the surface today. Between the miracles of God, the prophetic words spoken, and the power of community between Elizabeth and Mary there is so much to reflect on. God worked in several impossible situations to bring life. Elizabeth was barren due to old age. But, in Luke 1:17 Gabriel told her that her promised son would “make ready a people prepared for the Lord”. Elizabeth held onto this prophetic word and believed it.

In verse 18-20, Zechariah is questioning the angel how they can be sure they will be parents. I love the angels response, “my words will come true at their proper time”. Isn’t God always on time? He never delays

In verses 1:39-40 Mary made a visit to Elizabeth and when she spoke, Elizabeth felt John the Baptist leap in her womb. Elizabeth not only believed what was spoken to her in Luke 1:45, but also believed what was spoken of Mary – that she would be the mother of the Messiah. Elizabeth wanted to encourage Mary’s faith – that what the Lord speaks, He fulfills.

The context of Luke 1:45, which says “Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her”  takes place when Mary makes a visit to Elizabeth. Just like Mary and Elizabeth, God’s promises to us shouldn’t leave us wavering. Despite how impossible His promises seem, we are called to act on those promises – to take a leap of faith and believe that what He has spoken He will do. Those who believe that God will fulfill His promises are blessed.

I love that verse 46 moves on to Mary and Elizabeth praising God. Shouldn’t we always be in that state? Singing a neverending song of praise for who He is and what He has done. While we are waiting for the promise to be fulfilled don’t grumble and complain, but thank him in advance for what He is going to do.

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17 Comments
  • Rebecca
    Posted at 08:12h, 28 July Reply

    EVERY SINGLE MONDAY the Lord uses your posts to speak and encourage my little heart. Thank you so much for being used by Him to encourage us!! THANK YOU friend!
    🙂 HUGS!
    🙂 Rebecca

  • Elisha
    Posted at 08:51h, 28 July Reply

    I just love Luke 1 and this verse used to be plastered all over my house at one point in time. Thank you so much for sharing twiny! I hope you have a great week! xo

  • Tania // Run to Radiance
    Posted at 09:54h, 28 July Reply

    I always look forward to your Monday posts!! I feel so encouraged and inspired each time by what verse you share. Love it!

  • Kara
    Posted at 11:19h, 28 July Reply

    I love that verse! never heard it in that context and taken the time to think about it. Thanks for bringing it to my mind today! xoxo

  • Erika B.
    Posted at 12:37h, 28 July Reply

    Mmmm…GREAT verse for this week!! Thanks, friend!!

  • jennifer prod
    Posted at 13:19h, 28 July Reply

    you talk frequently about thanking God in advance for what he is going to do, and i recently started saying a similar prayer — it brings so much peace!

  • Megan Davis
    Posted at 13:49h, 28 July Reply

    Joining you and our sisters in that never ending song today!

  • Shannon
    Posted at 15:20h, 28 July Reply

    I love that scripture! Great post!

  • Tiffany (A Touch of Grace)
    Posted at 15:51h, 28 July Reply

    I haven’t ready Luke yet (I’m on Mark right now) but am looking forward to it now!

  • Kelli {A Deeper Joy}
    Posted at 16:06h, 28 July Reply

    Such a good attitude to have! I’m certain that I grumble and complain in my waiting but I should be thanking Him!

  • Jojo
    Posted at 18:37h, 28 July Reply

    Always enjoy reading your Monday post. You definitely prepare us for a fabulous week.

  • Kristin
    Posted at 19:14h, 28 July Reply

    You definitely shed some new light on Luke for me. God never delays! Amen! “While we are waiting for the promise to be fulfilled don’t grumble and complain, but thank him in advance for what He is going to do.” Yes, yes, yes! I need to put this into practice. Thank you for sharing your heart!

  • Gen Delali
    Posted at 05:56h, 29 July Reply

    i LOVE that verse! thanks for reminding me to not grumble and complain while waiting. i have the tendency to do that easily. i will intentionally fill my heart and mouth with praise even when i don’t feel like it.

  • Meg
    Posted at 17:49h, 29 July Reply

    i need to remember and memorize the angel’s words when I am waiting on God’s timing, it cane be hard at times but always so so worth

  • Bridget
    Posted at 17:55h, 29 July Reply

    Yes no grumbling love that verse! Thanks for sharing

  • Sarah @ Pretty Simple Ideas
    Posted at 10:25h, 31 July Reply

    Thank you for sharing and what a great verse to meditate on!

  • Sarah Nenni Daher
    Posted at 14:54h, 31 July Reply

    Having a series like this makes such an impact on others – what a beautiful thing to do. Thank you for sharing this at the #SHINEBlogHop today.

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