“And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.””
Luke 1:45 ESV
In all that was happening in Mary’s life, she had to wrestle through her own spiritual crisis. Often God will allow us to experience such crises to test our faith. We cannot know or love our faith without crises in our lives. As someone once said: “ a faith that cannot be tested cannot be trusted”.
Mary has had conversations with angels, grappled in fear and wonder concerning her betrothed and has to make some hard decisions about the rest of her life. Should we be surprised? Isn’t this is the process of faith for us all: God engages us, we wrestle with what we’ve been told and then we are expected to act in obedience by faith.
Mary’s cousin Elizabeth points out that Mary has exercised her faith and faithfulness by taking this trip for a visit. Mary moves on her belief in faith and acted accordingly. Our actions reveal where our faith rests.
What is God saying to you today that is causing a crisis of belief?
How is God trying to birth something new in you that will require more faith in action?
Take a moment and evaluate how your actions demonstrate what your faith is resting in.
How is God testing your faith and faithfulness?
Mary went to visit her cousin and received a blessing from that visit. When we act in faith to be a blessing we are always the ones to come away blessed.