Greg King

Five Stones

Through the Eyes of Mary Part #2

istock_000004655563small1While Mary’s response is one of true worship it would be naive for us to think that she wasn’t struggling with her emotions. She must have been torn with two conflicting emotions: excitement and fear. In some sense we’ve all been there, excited about what God is asking us to do and at the same time scared about the ramifications that it will cause around us and maybe even in us. It’s hard not be to scared when the unexpected enters into our  life, whether that be a loss of a loved one, a loss of a job, a loss of control, or a loss of our expectations/desires. While the scriptures do not go into  detail, I believe Mary must have dealt with some type of fear. The fear of how her family would respond, the fear of losing Joseph, and the fear of losing her reputation. However, Mary did not give into fear but instead she worshiped.

Look at her famous song/response in Luke 1:47-50.

Fear is one of the biggest enemies to what God wants to do in our life. We have to unlearn the fears that have attack us throughout the years, fear of uncertainty, fear of risk, the fear of looking foolish, and the countless other fears that hold us back from worshiping God with our life. The only way I know how to unlearn the fears that I have acquired throughout my life is to download scripture into my heart and mind. By doing so I am reminded of all the promises that God has set into motion for my life. I am reminded of how Big My God is. Don’t let your mental fears keep you from experiencing all that God wants to do in your life. Mary experienced the same type of fear that all of us would have encountered but she chose to face it. Maybe what God wants for you is hiding right now in your biggest problem or in your greatest fear. So when the tough times come into your life (and they will) will you choose worship or will you choose fear and worry?

The Bottom Line is that when I make God the center of my life I can’t help but worship.

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December 18, 2008 - Posted by | Worship

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