Blessed in Believing
"Blessed is she who believed, for there will
be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord." (Luke 1:45)
the kingdom of God, believing is a prerequisite to receiving. God spoke to Mary
and gave the assurances He always gives when He assigns the impossible to His
people. Everything was in place for God to act. Everything waited on Mary to
believe Him. Once she believed, it was done! It takes an undivided heart to
believe under such circumstances and a pure heart to see God (Matt. 5:8; Heb.
has always been God’s way with His people. Mary could not see all that had been
arranged and assembled in the courts of heaven. She could not see the legions
of angels prepared to protect her and her baby. She was unaware of the future
and all that she and her child would face. All she knew was that God had spoken
to her, and that was enough. So she responded: “Behold the maidservant of the
Lord! Let it be to me according to your word” (Luke 1:38).
God speaks about His plans, He does so with everything already in place to
fulfill His word. God never speaks hypothetically. He knows exactly what will
come to pass. He simply asks you to believe Him. You will experience great
blessing when you place your absolute trust in Him. Mary could not have dreamed
all that would result from her faithful obedience. Likewise, you cannot
possibly imagine all that God has in store for you when you trust Him. He knows
exactly what He will do to bring salvation to someone you have prayed for or to
heal your friend or to provide for your needs. God has everything in place.
Will you believe Him?