Finding inspiration in everyday life

Sunday Song: Called To Carry

I have traveled many moonless nights
Cold and weary, with a babe inside
And I wonder what I’ve done
Holy Father, you have come
And chosen me now
To carry your son

I am waiting in a silent prayer
I am frightened by the load I bear
In a world as cold as stone,
Must I walk this path alone?
Be with me now
Be with me now

(From “Breath of Heaven” as sung by Amy Grant)

In the week leading up to Christmas, I am thinking about what happens when God chooses you to do something great. I believe we all have a purpose, and are called to do something even though we may not know what it is or why

Mary was called to be Jesus’ mother. She was a young virgin…someone who appeared to be an unlikely candidate for such a calling.

But at the same time, she was the perfect candidate.

God saw in her what those around her could not see. They could only see an unmarried woman. But He saw beyond that. He saw potential.

Looking at Mary’s story reminds me that God sees the potential in all of us.

I’m so thankful for that because, Lord knows, we don’t always see the best in ourselves.

Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.
- Proverbs 19:21

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
- Psalm 46:10 (NIV)

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Linking to “Sunday” at Jumping Tandem and “In Search of Beauty” at Pause on the Path

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5 responses

  1. Lord knows is right. :)

    I danced to that song in church years ago. I hadn’t thought of it at all this year until I read this post. Good reminder to me. Thanks for that.

    December 18, 2011 at 6:32 pm

  2. What a beautiful scripture and I love that song!! Great job…

    Merry Christmas!

    December 18, 2011 at 7:00 pm

  3. This was beautiful. Thank you for linking up. I know Mary spent many still hours with the Lord and that is what God her through all she had to endure.

    December 18, 2011 at 8:04 pm

  4. I’m So thankful He’s so kind to purpose us for wonderful works in His kingdom. And I’m even more grateful that the failures of our past have no impact and are no indication of the success in our future. He is an awesome God.

    December 18, 2011 at 11:20 pm

  5. Beautiful! I shared about Mary too! We are also called like Mary for God’s special purposes!

    December 19, 2011 at 4:59 am

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