Luke 1:57-80 What does the Lord want from me?

Luke 1:57-80

“Lord, what do you want from me?”

Have you ever wondered that? Uttered those words in desperation?

If so, I hope this passage brings you peace.

Here is what God did…

• visited and redeemed his people (v 68)
• raised up a horn of salvation (v 69)
• spoke by the mouth of the prophets (v 70)
• saved us from our enemies (v 71)
• showed mercy (v 72)

👉 SO THAT WE…

{here is our part}

might serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him all our days (v 74-75).

What does God want from you?

Serve him without fear and live righteously before him all your days.


One other thing that stood out to me this morning.

Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown great mercy to her and they rejoiced with her (v 58).

👉 Do we rejoice when the Lord shows great mercy to others?

We certainly rejoice when WE receive great mercy. Are we as excited when others receive it?

Food for thought.

Happy Wednesday, friends.

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Luke 1:46-56 Magnify the Lord

Luke 1:46-56

My soul magnifies and my spirit rejoices… v 46-47

{Deep in my soul – there is a clearer understanding of your greatness, God.

And my entire being rejoices in that understanding.}

For God…

• has looked on the humble estate of his servant (v 48)

• has done great things for me (v 49)

• is holy (v 49)

• has mercy for those who fear him (v 50)

• has shown strength with his arm (v 51)

• has scattered the proud (v 51)

• has brought down the mighty (v 52)

• has exalted those of humble estate (v 52)

• has filled the hungry with good things (v 53)

• has helped his servant Israel (v 54)

When we magnify something, we don’t make the actual thing bigger. Our vision of it is just made clearer. When we begin to grasp the greatness and goodness of God – our soul magnifies him and we see him more clearly. And – then – we can’t help but rejoice.

You are loved.

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Luke 1:26-45 Three Things to Remember

Luke 1:26-45

👉 Three things Mary understood that enabled her to endure:

  1. Nothing is impossible for God (v 37).
  2. She was a servant of the Lord and would accept whatever came from his hand (v 38).
  3. She would be blessed for her belief in the faithfulness of the Lord (v 45).

Jesus (v 32-33)
• will be great
• called Son of the Most High
• given the throne of his father David
• will reign forever
• his kingdom will have no end


Happy Monday, friends. Live like you’re loved. ♥️

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Luke 1:26-45 Three Things to Remember

Luke 1:26-45

👉 Three things Mary understood that enabled her to endure:

  1. Nothing is impossible for God (v 37).
  2. She was a servant of the Lord and would accept whatever came from his hand (v 38).
  3. She would be blessed for her belief in the faithfulness of the Lord (v 45).

Jesus (v 32-33)
• will be great
• called Son of the Most High
• given the throne of his father David
• will reign forever
• his kingdom will have no end


Happy Monday, friends. Live like you’re loved. ♥️

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Luke 1:5-24 Pray on, Pray-er

Luke 1:5-24

Zechariah and Elizabeth
• were righteous before God
• walked blamelessly in all commandments and statutes

BUT

They had no child bc Elizabeth was barren and they were both old.

I love how Luke, a doctor, is making it clear that
• the childlessness was not due to sin (v 6)
• and – medically – a pregnancy was impossible (v 7)

The result of this barrenness in that culture was a life of reproach (v 25).


Zechariah and Elizabeth

👉 Spiritually – righteous
👉 Physically – childless
👉 Socially – outcasts

And an angel of the Lord appeared to Zechariah and said, “Your prayer has been heard” (v 13).


Whatever your current situation, if you are in Christ, your prayer has been heard. Friend, Zechariah would have been praying for a son for decades at this point. And it had been heard. Each and every time. The pleas did not fall on deaf ears. And neither do yours.

Don’t give up. Pray on.

The angel told Zechariah – you will have a son AND you will have joy and gladness (v 14).

Joy and gladness are yours in Christ.

If you’ve prayed for years and it now seems too late – pray on.

If – medically – your prayer seems impossible – pray on.

If others doubt that your situation will ever change – pray on.

Don’t doubt for a moment that your prayer has been heard.

Pray on, pray-er.

You are loved.

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