Fully Devoted

Luke 1:38 (NLT)

Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” And then the angel left her.

A Thought

What if, in our own disjointed, confused, frustrating lives, we answered every situation with that phrase? It could certainly change our perspective, couldn’t it?


I want to offer a simple thought for this Advent season. I want to suggest a basic plan for the rest of your day. It’s clear, straightforward and uncomplicated. It’s also difficult, demanding and inconvenient. I’m suggesting a change of heart. I’m requesting a new perspective.

Let’s ponder these words for the entire day: “I am the Lord’s servant.”

Rather than living for our own desires, working for our own ends, striving for our own agenda, we simply bow our heads and reply, “I am the Lord’s servant.”

It could be the hardest thing you’ve ever done but also the most rewarding. Imagine what God could do with you today if you entered every single situation with the desire to serve God in that moment.


God The Lord,

May we be fully devoted, as Mary was to your call on her life.

May we see every difficult person as a child in your eyes. Every challenging situation as an opportunity. Every moment a gift.

May we serve you fully.




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