Embrace the word ~ March 2024: Bold and beautiful week 5

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We have come to the last few days of our Embrace the Word, Bold and Beautiful study. It has been a joy-filled journey to look into the lives of women whose faith and hope in God, our Father, have changed their lives. 

This past week, we focused on Mary, the mother of Jesus. Mary is unlike any other woman in scripture. Her encounter with the angel Gabriel thrust her into God’s call and purpose for her life. Her humble obedience and willingness to say yes should inspire us daily. 

Here are some of my favorite takeaways from this part of Mary’s story: 

  • Mary’s Response of Faith: Mary, initially troubled by the angel’s greeting, listens as Gabriel reveals God’s plan for her. Despite her confusion, Mary responds with faith and humility, accepting her role in God’s divine plan.
  • Mary’s Song: When Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth, who is also miraculously pregnant, Mary offers a beautiful hymn of praise, glorifying God for His faithfulness, mercy, and the fulfillment of His promises.
  • The Fulfillment of Prophecy: The events in this passage fulfill Old Testament prophecies, including the prophecy of a virgin giving birth in Isaiah 7:14. This highlights the continuity of God’s redemptive plan throughout history.
  • God’s Favor and Blessing: Mary’s Song reflects her recognition of God’s favor upon her life and the blessings bestowed upon those who trust in Him.
  • God can do the Impossible: Mary experienced the unexpected miracle of conceiving and giving birth to Jesus. In this, we are reminded that God specializes in the miraculous. Gabriel assured Mary, “For nothing will be impossible with God.” – Luke 1:37

In moments when we least expect it, God reveals His glory through unexpected miracles, transforming our doubts into faith, our fears into courage, and our uncertainties into hope.

The last three days of this month will focus on the woman with the issue of blood. This amazing account of a nameless woman who had a transforming encounter with Jesus inspires us to live with BOLD faith as we reach out to touch our savior. Let’s dive in! 

Get ready and remember to download the Week Five Devotional Guide ​here​.

Did you miss one of the earlier weeks? Get them here! 

​Week 1 Devotional Guide​

​Week 2 Devotional Guide​

​Week 3 Devotional Guide​

​Week 4 Devotional Guide​

Next month, we will be studying the Armor of God. Join us as we explore A BOLD Defense: Equipped with the Armor of God. 

You are all so very special to me. I enjoy sharing God’s Word together as iron sharpens iron. Let’s connect! Reach out for prayer, encouragement, or to build a solid friendship on the foundation of God’s lovingkindness! I’m just a message away! Also, join the Sparrow’s Song ​Facebook Group​ and follow us on ​Instagram​ for more content. 

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that by the power of the Holy Spirit, you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13

Your friend in the journey, 

Remember: The Word W.O.R.K.S. We are walking in Wholeness, Obedience, Righteousness, and Kingdom Success through the Word of God.

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