“But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.” Psalms 33:11 NIV
✓ God moments often seem impossible.
“You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High... “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” Luke 1:31-34 NIV
“Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” Mark 10:27 NIV
✓ God moments will require faith.
“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.” Luke 1:38 NIV
“Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” Mark 5:36 NIV
✓ God moments open the door for God’s best in your life.
“In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! ...Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” Luke 1:42-45 NIV
“His mother said to the servants, "Whatever He says to you, do it." John 2:5 NKJV
1. Don’t miss your moment with God.
“In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God.” Luke 1:26-30 NIV
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11-13 NIV
2. Treasure what God speaks to you.
“So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.” Luke 2:16-19 NIV
“This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you when I laid my hands on you.” 2 Timothy 1:6 NLT
3. Turn to God and watch Him turn it for good.
“Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed.” Luke 2:34-35 NIV
“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28 NASB
4. Stay connected to the people who encourage you.
“Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home.” Luke 1:56 NIV
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25 NIV
5. Keep your heart focused on the bigger picture.
“Jesus' mother, his aunt, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene stood at the foot of the cross. Jesus saw his mother and the disciple he loved standing near her. He said to his mother, "Woman, here is your son." Then to the disciple, "Here is your mother." From that moment the disciple accepted her as his own mother.” John 19:25-27 MSG