– All Generations Will Call You Blessed
And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me — holy is his name.”
— Luke 1:46-49
I’ve always been deeply moved by Mary’s faith. Not only did she accept her divine assignment, she did it willingly with thanksgiving and praise. After Elizabeth blessed her, Mary began to declare the goodness and faithfulness of God. She did not accept her purpose begrudgingly but with passion and humility. She considered that to obey the call of God was an honor and not a burden.
She gave all the glory to God, proclaimed his goodness and faithfulness, and even declared,“From now on all generations will call me blessed.” It required great faith to make that statement in her condition. Remember, she was an unwed teenage girl and her reputation was at stake, but she chose to believe God despite the circumstances. She knew that he was worthy of her trust and so she entrusted her future to Him.
Once Mary had decided to pay the price to fulfill her calling, she was all in. She wholeheartedly trusted that God was who He said He was and that He would do all he had said He would do. Instead of waiting for a physical sign that she was pregnant, Mary prophesied her future when the promise was still in seed form inside her womb. And guess what?
On this Christmas Day, you and I are indeed calling Mary, the mother of Jesus, blessed.
Has God spoken to you about something before? But it seems there is a delay. Don’t wait for the physical manifestation, thank Him for the promise and continually speak the promise over your life.
And like Mary, if you agree with God’s word, generations yet unborn will call you blessed too.
(Adapted from Living Life Undaunted by Christine Caine)
In Jesus Name I declare the word of God will prosper in my life. The word says I have eternal life, I declare I have eternal life. The word says I am free of all sickness and diseases, I declare I live in sound health and sound mind. The word says I have all-round prosperity, Everything I do prospers now and forever more. In Jesus Name. Amen