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Worship or work?

And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.
Luke 1:38

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What does it mean to be a servant? Where’s the grace in that?

I love that Mary uses the word servant here, because it communicates that service is an act of faith.

It isn’t me doing work for God, but it is me trusting God to do the work in me.

That is what Mary did. She believed the angel, and then she offered herself as a servant.

She didn’t pull herself up and get to work. Instead, she ran to Elizabeth her cousin and began to sing.

Worship, not work, flows out of the hearts of those who believe.
     EMILY P. FREEMAN, Grace for the Good Girl

God supplies his servants grace to fuel their faith. 

By grace—I serve as I worship.
By grace—I worship as I serve.

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It’s Day 2 of my . . .



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