Good morning, Mini-Women -- and happy Saturday! Get those calendars out because today you have a REAL challenge . . .
TODAY'S VERSES: "And did you know that your cousin Elizabeth conceived a son, old as she is? Everyone called her barren, and here she is six months pregnant! Nothing, you see, is impossible with God." Luke 1:36-37
WHAT TO THINK ABOUT: The angel Gabriel knows it's hard for Mary to accept that she's going to be the mother of God's son, so he tells her about her cousin Elizabeth's miracle. The more we know about the amazing things God does, the easier it is to believe that when it comes to God, anything can happen. I LOVE that verse -- "Nothing, you see, is impossible with God." It's gotten me through some pretty tough times. And the longer I live, the more aware I am that those "impossibilities" are happening all the time, showing us that God can do anything in our lives.
WHAT TO DO WITH THAT: Do two things today, okay?
(1) Think about all the God-miracles you've seen. Most of them have probably been small, but you might have known some big ones too. Make a list of those things that could only have been God's doing. (For example, my daughter had three miscarriages before she had Maeryn. She's our miracle baby. I know that my husband being the perfect fit for me for 40 years is a miracle too. And me being able to do blogs when I'm the most technologically challenged person on the planet . . . that is definitely God's doing!) Take some time to celebrate that list. (I recommend doing it with a cup of hot chocolate)
(2) Then make a list of the things ahead of you that seem impossible. Getting that report done before Christmas break? Not fighting with your brother over the holidays? What seems like it just can't happen? Talk to God about your list. That doesn't mean everything on there will miraculously happen. It does mean you'll be closer to God and you'll be able to see those "impossible" things unfold if and when they do. You'll probably even get how you can help them along.
Yeah, some things aren't meant to be, no matter how much we want them or even pray for them. But many things we think are totally impossible CAN work out because God's doing God's miraculous work all the time.
What will you put in your square for December 7? It could be hard to think of a way to picture "Possibility" but your list will probably give you some ideas. I'm putting a picture of Maeryn on mine. :)