adventure, expectations, faith, ponderings, trust

success or failure

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My daily manna verse was from Luke 1:35-48
Reading this familiar story these points grabbed my attention.

37 “For no word from God will ever fail.” – Angel

38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.

45 “Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” – Elizabeth filled with the Holy Spirit

Where did Mary get such faith?

Is Elizabeth always filled with the Spirit?

Do angels still come with messages?

This first question had me turn to Isaiah 55 vs 11 “So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” – declares the Lord

I’m off to dig a little deeper. Please feel free to share your thoughts or knowledge.

adventure, comfort zone, confused, follow God, living in fear, mystery, ponderings, seeing beyond

did I fail

I’m confused. Last night was monthly critique and I had a painting I wanted some feedback on before a competition in February. BUT do you drive 40 miles in snow for opinions? I decided nope and kept working on the newsletter.

Around 6pm (meeting at 7:30) I felt God/Spirit telling me to go. I argued but He was adament. OK…You’re in charge. I bundled up, hit the highway and max speed was 55mph. I kept muttering, “This is lunacy.” Approaching the first ramp I was ready to exit but drove on…roads got worse. Then I said, sorry God…can’t do it, next exit, I’m heading home.

Did I fail? Do I get points for going out the door?

There are many stories where God asks people to do uncomfortable things. Not my first time but I don’t know if I blew it or if I’ll ever understand it.