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She Said “Yes” by Jodie Wolfe

Posted by Julie on December 7, 2015 in encouragement, God's Word, Guest blogger, Julie Arduini, Life Lessons |

She Said “Yes”

 

By Jodie Wolfe

 

In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man named Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And the angel came to her and said, “Rejoice, favored woman! The Lord is with you.”

“I am the Lord’s slave,” said Mary.

Then the angel told her:

Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.

“May it be done to me according to your word.” Then the angel left her.

Luke 1:26-28, 30, 38 (HCSB)

 

She Said "Yes" by Jodie Wolfe

She Said “Yes” by Jodie Wolfe

I was struck this morning by something I hadn’t really given much thought to up until now. Mary said “Yes” and changed history. What if she hadn’t? I suppose God would have found another virgin to carry His Son. But the point is that she chose obedience knowing it would alter her life forever.

 

If you were placed in similar circumstances, what would your response be? Would it be an affirmative answer or perhaps you’d be more hesitant? Would you want to check out all the possible repercussions before you made a decision?

 

Every day God places us in situations where we have the opportunity to be obedient. Most times it’s small, insignificant things, at least to us, not always so in God’s eyes. Will you help your elderly neighbor by bringing in the mail for her each day? Will you allow someone into traffic or will you push your way through first? What about those nudgings to send a note or text to someone who needs encouragement? To make a meal. To give the gift of a smile.

 

God may not be calling us to do something huge for His kingdom, but He is calling each of us to obedience—to listen to that still small voice trying to get your attention during the midst of a busy, stress-filled day. The Christmas season is a wonderful time to be thinking of others, but don’t let it end when you pack away the holiday decorations. Allow God to speak to your heart each day and obey His voice. You won’t be disappointed. 🙂

 

 

Jodie 2015 - cropped - reduced_editedJodie Wolfe got bitten by the writing bug as a young girl after reading and watching Little House on the Prairie. She loves writing stories about feisty heroines and strong, godly heroes. The power of story to influence lives and change hearts is what motivates her to weave tales that tell of the Savior’s faithfulness and forgiveness. She writes a column for Home School Enrichment magazine and has received awards in contests. You can find her ponderings on her website, http://www.jodiewolfe.com.

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7 Comments

  • Jodie says:

    Thank you for having me on your blog, Julie. May God bless you and Merry Christmas.

  • That word obedience … as I look back on my life, it’s downright amazing where it’s taken us. Sometimes, we think we’re obeying, only to have an impermeable roadblock stretched before us. That’s what happened when my husband and I were in Africa/missions thirty some years ago. And now, often I think obeying comes very close to simply listening to the heart whispers –if I listen closely.
    Thanks, Julie, for getting me thinking about this area again.

  • Nancy Castle says:

    I have often wondered about that still small voice. God has spoken through some pretty loud voices in history. The burning bush comes to mind. I always thought that I would know without a doubt that he spoke to me. But, lately, I’ve learned of that still small voice. It is in me. It is in my heart. It speaks to my consciousness, so that I know without a doubt that I am doing what God has told me to do. This summer I made a life changing decision, at a moment when my life changed forever – no going back. I knew it was right, and that God wanted me to do it. I’ve known ever since that I was doing the right thing. I’ve wondered, “Why me”? I have the worst patience. The answer always seems to be – because you’ll learn. I keep praying, and I keep stumbling, but I am moving forward and I am learning.

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