For nothing is impossible with God.” “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me as you have said.” Then the angel left her. Luke 1:37-38 (NIV)
What You Say
That is exactly what I will do. What exactly will you do? I will do what you say. I will go wherever you guide. I will do whatever you ask of me. That sounds like a blank check. Yes, it is definitely a blank check. There is one thing I know about the blank check I am giving to you. What’s that? You will write in, all I am, all I have, and all I hope to be, on that blank check. You don’t want part of me. You don’t want a half-hearted me. You don’t want a reluctant me. No, I do not. There is something else I know. What’s that? I don’t want to give you part of me. I don’t want to give you a half-hearted me. I don’t want to give you a reluctant me. Then we both want the same thing. Yes, we do. Why is that true? Why do you want to give yourself so fully and completely to me? You gave yourself fully and completely to me. You didn’t hold anything back when you demonstrated your love to me. You went wherever your Heavenly Father directed you. You did whatever your Heavenly Father asked of you. Why did I go and do whatever my Heavenly Father asked of me? Why was no cost too great? Why was nothing too little or too much for me to do for Him? Your love for your Heavenly Father caused you to go and do His will. Yes, it did. Is that all? No, your love for me also caused you to go and do your Heavenly Father’s will. You are correct, my life was guided by my love for my Heavenly Father and my love for you. I have the same reason for my wanting to give myself fully and completely to you. Tell me more. I love you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. My love for you makes it no burden for me to give myself fully and completely to you. The love you have placed in my heart for others is also motivating my desire to go and do whatever you ask of me. So, I can truly say, “I will do what you say”. May your will be done in and through me. That is very good. I will certainly do my will in and through you. Thank you, Lord.
Lord, I am your servant. I am at your disposal. Use my life to fulfill your purposes and accomplish your plans. Lead me to where you want me to go. Give me what you want me to do. I will engage fully in your work. Do your miraculous work in and through me. Amen
For today’s complete 4 page Discipleship Devotional Study Guide click here:
Please consider sharing these devotionals with others through the social media you use.
Individual users may save the Discipleship Devotional Study Guide to their desktop for private use. All the blanks in the study guides are fields that allow typed responses. To use the fields on the study guide you may need to open the guide with a free version of adobe reader.
By Jon Ulrich © All rights reserved Copying not permitted www.GrowingAsDisciples.com