I will often share that one of the things God has shown us in Connecting Streams is the important of our posture. I am not referring to how straight we hold our backs but the posture of humility and surrender to the Lordship of Christ, of dependence upon the Holy Spirit, of learning from our team mates and of coming with humility and love to those we are reaching.
At Christmas, it reminds me of the posture of humility and faith that Mary and Elizabeth had in responding to the plan of God unfolding. Mary believed God and surrendered herself to Him as His servant.
Elizabeth continued with the same humility and said to Mary, “Why am I so honored, that the mother of my Lord should visit me? Elizabeth was humbled at the thought of being part God’s redemption plan – bringing her Savior into the world.
In humility, Mary and Elizabeth considered it an honor to be part of God’s plan for the world. They desired His will above their own will. They believed God’s promises, trusted His word, and believed He was able to accomplish His plans – even if those plans defy logic and reason.
May we in Connecting Streams approach the Lord with the same humility, faith, and trust in His ability to do what He promises. May we act on what He says, allow the Holy Spirit to fill us, and may His glory captivate our hearts and minds to be a willing and faithful part of His passion and plan to redeem this broken world.