Matthew 1:18New Living Translation (NLT)
The Birth of Jesus the Messiah
18 This is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But before the marriage took place, while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit.
It is only 15 days until we celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. If you are not careful during the Christmas Season, it will come and go before you truly realize the meaning behind it.
As I was looking at this fact, the word ‘power’ struck me. What I mean by this, is that it was from the power of the Holy Spirit that Mary became pregnant. It was not through intercourse. It was the Holy Spirit’s power.
As men, it is hard to wrap our minds around this, but God in His power, His majesty, His greatness sent the Holy Spirit. His power came over Mary. His miraculous work made it so Mary was pregnant.
That is some power, men. Mary allowed herself to be obedient to the Father’s will for her life. She let it go and was used in a mighty way to be the mother of Jesus.
Allow the Holy Spirit’s power to fill you. In the Holy Spirit’s power we are able to fulfill the destiny God has for us. Mary fulfilled her destiny through faith and obedience. The same destiny can happen in your life through faith and obedience.
Strength and Courage