BIRTHING SOMETHING HOLY
And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy offspring shall be called the Son of God.” Luke 1:35
God’s Spirit hovered over Mary and she conceived. Nine months later, she gave birth to the Son of God. This intimate gesture of overshadowing ushered her into her most holy calling as the mother of Jesus.
The Spirit of God must still overshadow the saints today if they are to give birth to their most holy callings. There can be no conception of a call without intimacy. For years, I thought I was in touch with God’s will for my life, and in fact, I prayed for it earnestly. But what was missing was intimacy with God.
Jesus said, “He who believes in me, from his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water.” The word for innermost being in the original language is ‘womb’. Through every child, God wants to birth something for the kingdom. What is it? The only way to know is to be intimate with Him. There is something about the redemption of our story that is unique. Out of our individual brokenness, and out of the way He speaks His healing Word to those desolate places, emerges our calling. When He reveals it to each of us, it fits like a glove. Praise and worship and unspeakable joy are the result; our versions of the Magnificat.
Intimacy with God is what I was created for. To discover my purpose, I must be intimate. To know how to walk in it, I must be intimate. Like Jesus, the Dove must rest on my shoulders if my life is to be graced with the favor of God.
Be large over my life. I am your handmaiden. Amen.