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FROM CONVICTION TO BELIEVING

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Mary has now made a complete turnaround. She has moved from doubt and fear to acceptance, from acceptance she has move to a place of conviction and now she moves to a place of believing. It is almost as if it comes as a relief and a release, as she steps over into another realm, the realm of believing. Elizabeth says these words to Mary: ”Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfil His promises to her!” Perhaps Elizabeth could see the shift taking place in her cousin, Mary? Perhaps the revelation and the reality had suddenly dawned on Mary and it showed? Once she got to this place of believing, everything changed. Her demeanor changed, her attitude changed, and I believe even her countenance changed and she starts worshipping God. 

Luke 1:46-47 And Mary said (responded), ‘My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour.’

In some translations it says that Mary began to sing, and this song is called the Magnificat. Magnificat is a Latin word which means: ‘An utterance of praise!’ or ‘to magnify!’ So, Mary suddenly sees things as they really are. She has moved from the: ‘How will this happen?’ to bursting into song because she believes and realises just how great God is. 

Luke 1:46-47 And Mary sang this song: ”My soul is ecstatic, overflowing with praises to God! My spirit bursts with joy over my life-giving God!” (TPT) 

In that very moment, her soul and her spirit recognised her Lord and her God. This believing came from deep within her soul and her spirit and it was not simply a mental decision. It was far more than that, it was believing, in the fullest sense of the word. When we receive what God has done for us, and the wonders of His love in sending Jesus to be our Saviour, and when we believe it for ourselves, we will jump for joy and sing with hearts that are filled with hope. This Christmas, may you go from doubt to believing and may your faith in God, lift you up and flood your heart and soul with LIGHT!

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