Luke 1:38 Then Mary said, "Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her. (NKJV)
It’s worth noting that Mary did NOT acquiesce to the plan but submitted to it in her heart. Years ago, Christians used to sing,
“All to Jesus I Surrender,” but that’s not in vogue in our day.
Mary took the place of a servant, handmaid of the Lord. Jesus later took upon Himself the form of a servant.
People who get great things done for Christ do not attempt to coerce Jesus into doing their bidding. Like Mary, they bow to Him, body, and soul.
Note the emphasis “According to your word.” Reliance on the Word of God is imperative when working in the Lord’s vineyard. Self-willed Christians seldom accomplish much for the Lord.
Are you negotiating with Jesus or surrendering with no reservation?
Larry Lilly. Make today count.