Prayer of Willingness

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One of my favorite stories in the Bible is the story of the angel announcing to Mary that God had chosen her to be the mother of Christ.

What a blessing. And a responsibility. And an opportunity to be ostracized (unwed pregnancy). And overwhelming- can you imagine being the mother of God’s Son?

But Mary did not flinch from her calling. God said it, she would make herself willing to carry out His plan. “And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.”- Luke 1:38 (KJV biblegateway.com).

I can relax about being asked to do anything for God as huge as Mary’s task. However, each day He asks me to do small things for Him:

-exhibit the fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, self-control)

-love Him, my neighbor, myself

-abide in Him

I want to be willing, so I pray that God will work Philippians 2:13 in my life “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.” (KJV, biblegateway.com).

What do you need to be willing to do or experience? Try this: Pray for Him to work in you to will and to do His good pleasure. See what happens!

 

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