Your creative call is one attended by a great cloud of witnesses cheering your every faith-filled step, and watched over and directed by the chief musician, the orchestrator of every good thing – God Himself.
I think one of the most remarkable people that we find in Scripture without any question and any shadow of doubt is Mary, the lady who Mothered Jesus about when she was visited by an angel and found out that she would be the one to carry the Messiah. It’s quite incredible the way that she responded in such a humble and such a faithful way. I honestly cannot even begin to even imagine what it must be like or what it must have been like for her and the questions that she must have had.
And yet we hear this wonderful song that she sang the Magnificent as it’s now known. My soul doth magnify the Lord and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Saviour, for he has regarded the low estate of his handmade.
It’s recording in Luke chapter 1:46 to 48. And this magnificent him of Mary really powerfully typifies the heart of worship that I think our Father is seeking a humble spirit rejoicing in the goodness of God. And really, however high 1 may seem in earthly eyes, it doesn’t matter who you are on the planet and where you come in the pecking order. We are all of lowly estate as low as Earth compared to Heaven. Yet the incredible thing is, regardless of who we are, regardless of our standing in the eyes of men, the God of Heaven regards us with limitless affection, knowing that you are loved, noticed, appreciated, and applauded by the only one who actually has the right to measure instils a confidence, to step into this adventure of faith with a great deal less fear and certainly a great deal less trepidation than if you thought you were stepping into the loan.
Your creative call is one that’s going to be attended by many challenges, for sure, but it’s also attended by a great cloud of witnesses cheering your every faithful step and watched over ultimately and directed by the chief musician, the orchestrator of every good thing God Himself. I think a grateful spirit recognition of some of these truths rejoicing in the Lord spilled through the soul. As Mary said, Here my soul doth magnify the Lord and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. This is her entire being caught up in this great story that we have now been invited into.
It fills our mind, our will, our emotions with an appreciation for all that God has done and a keen expectation of the good that he has yet to do.
God is generous and an attitude of gratitude acts like a magnet, pulling his blessings into your orbit. All things work together for good to those who are called according to His purpose. While the world really provokes people to grasp for every nugget of stuff that it produces, the Father instead gives an invitation. He doesn’t push. He doesn’t even pull, but he opens an invitation for us to step into a peace that passes.
Understanding he allows us to make the decision and make the choice as to whether we will draw near to him or not and abounding or a base. We know as believers that we have an incorruptible inheritance, one that is far greater than all of the accolades the world might heap up on us. Our Father in Heaven regards our lower state and looks with love on our feeble frame bringing Godlike wonders to the world through weak and fallible vessels. Now, there’s certainly no way we can compare ourselves with Mary, but we can certainly learn a lot from her humble heart and her desire to acknowledge God in the work that he was doing in and through her life.
I believe that we can certainly do that.
The miracle that the glory of God finds expression. The perfections of God come into expression through imperfect humans like you and I make the Marvel of Grace all the more magnificent. Truly, my soul doth magnify the Lord. Indeed. Well, thanks for listening.
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