The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. Luke 1:35
“What? The Holy Spirit who overshadowed Mount Sinai when God gave Moses the Ten Commandments is going to overshadow me? I’m just a poor girl from Nazareth, engaged to a humble carpenter.”
“Nothing is impossible with God,” said Gabriel.
“Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her. Luke 1:37-38
Dirt-poor. Wrong neighborhood, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?”
Soon-to-be pregnant. Unmarried.
Nothing is impossible with God.
Overshadowed by the Holy Spirit.
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Bless the Lord, O My Soul!
Lovingkindness and truth have met together;
Righteousness and peace have kissed each other. Psalm 85:10
From winged artists’ palettes to fragrant nectar, from heavenly light and color displays to rolling hills and flatlands, our Father’s artistry and character shine forth as righteousness and peace kiss each other and spill onto the earth and all its inhabitants. May your Thanksgiving be filled with abundant delights as you meditate on the blessings our Lord has bestowed upon you.
When the temple was completed, all the elders and Levites brought the ark of the covenant, the tent of meeting, and the holy vessels before King Solomon and the assembly of Israel. They sacrificed sheep and oxen–too many to number–before the ark. Then the priests placed the ark in the Holy Place.
When they came out of the Holy Place, all the Levitical singers, arrayed with fine linen and carrying harps, cymbals, and lyres praised the Lord in unison with 120 trumpeters.
“For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever,” the house of the LORD, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the house of God. 2 Chronicles 5:13-14
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1. What changes would we make to our lives if we sought the Lord with all of our hearts?
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.” Matthew 6:29-30
God provides for His children. Jesus tells us what we should be focused on:
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33
When we seek the Lord with all our hearts, we will find Him, and He will supply all our needs.
2. How would our lives change if we prayed to behold the beauty of the Lord each morning, each afternoon, each evening?
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