The Word of God tells us in II Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation; the old life is gone, the new has come!” Simply put…Jesus died on the cross for us to give His life to us to live His life through us (God’s plan).
Oswald Chambers wrote “If the Son of God has been born into our human flesh, then are we allowing His holy innocence, simplicity, and oneness with the Father the opportunity to exhibit itself in us? What was true of the Virgin Mary in the history of the Son of God’s birth on earth is true of every saint…God’s Son is born into you through the direct act of God.”
In other words, all born again believers like Mary have been impregnated by the Holy Spirit. May we respond to this good news as did a startled Mary; “I am the Lord’s servant, may it be to me as you have said.” Luke 1:38
People ask the question all the time “What is God’s plan for my life?” The answer is God’s plan for your life is a person and his name is Jesus Christ…to live in and through you as you abide in Him, wherever He places you and remember God doesn’t make mistakes.
If you’re an electrician, you handle the power of God.
If you’re a baker, you handle the bread of life.
If you’re a farmer, you handle the seeds of God’s Word.
If you’re an accountant, you handle the ledgers of truth.
If you’re a truck driver, you handle the deliveries of God.
If you’re a pastor, you handle the shepherding of the sheep.
If you’re a realtor, you handle the properties of God.
If you’re an attorney, you handle the truth to set the prisoners free.
Colossians 3:23 says “Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
When Mary questioned the angel Gabriel by asking “how will this be since I am a virgin?”, he replied, “Nothing is impossible with God.” How many times have we all said that trying to live the Christian life is impossible? Then one day by God’s grace we realized “the things that are impossible with man are possible with God”.
Just as Christ grew in Mary the Mother of God until He had to come out on Christmas day, Christ will grow in you and I until the same thing occurs, until He comes out. He will come out in our words, in our deeds, and in our actions. Every day we live can be a Christmas. You and I, ordinary people, just like Mary can deliver Christ into the world.
LIFE LESSON: God was with Abraham, God was with David and God was with the Apostles while He was here on earth. However, God is not just with us today, He is in us to live His life through us bringing the message of salvation and love to a lost world. That is God’s Plan For Us.
God implemented this plan over 2000 years ago and we celebrate His plan again on Easter (resurrection Sunday). Happy Easter!