God does not leave us to walk this journey alone. He strategically places people in our life to encourage and cheer us on. Have you ever noticed at your lowest points of doubt, God brings people to you to speak life and faith into your soul? I love the end of Luke 1 when Mary is visiting Elizabeth. Elizabeth speaks into her soul and says, “You are blessed, because you believed that the Lord would do what he
said.” (Luke 1:45, NLT). Elizabeth was used by God to give Mary a timely word, just when she needed it. (Prov 15:23) Elizabeth inspires me to seek out friendships with people who understand the call God has placed on my life and challenges me to be that friend who is so sensitive to the Holy Spirit that I give timely words to those God sends my way!
This Christmas season may we be people, who like Mary, believe God for greater, trust wholeheartedly and walk in humility. May we also be people, who like Elizabeth, walk in the sensitivity of the Holy Spirit and speak timely words to all God sends our way!