Is There Room in Your Heart...
Updated: Jan 13, 2022
Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” (Luke 1:38 NLT)
Can you imagine yourself being a teenage girl, engaged to be married, and is told by an Angel that she will conceive a baby and not just any baby but the Son of the Most High? I can’t, especially being at a place in my heart to have the response that Mary did that of a calm and posed, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.”
I must say, I am glad that at least Mary posed a question before she responded with such amazing calmness. If that would have been me, I would have had a list of questions for good ‘ol Angel Gabriel…that is if I even stuck around long enough to ask them!
But as I read this passage preparing my heart for Christmas, a praise song came to my mind. It is a song from Casting Crowns, titled “Make Room.” And an amazingly simple but very profound question that is sung in the song pierced my heart, “Is there room in my heart, for God to write His story?” I found myself exhaling and closing my eyes, asking the question of myself again…. “Is there room in my heart, for God to write His story?” Tears slowly formed in my eyes, and I uttered a soft, “yes!”
How about you? Is there room in your heart for God to write His story? What if His story would cause you to be ridiculed in public? What if His story would have you walk away from a secure paycheck to follow His lead to something yet unknown? What if His story were to stay in a marriage that was failing so that His power of resurrection could be shown? What if His story were to ride through a difficult season of illness?
Isn’t this what faith and walking with the Lord is all about? To be so surrendered to our own will that we can with calm confidence respond to our assignment, like Mary with a simple “I am the Lord’s servant.”
So, let me ask you, is there room in your heart to allow God to write His story?