My GPS says things like this, “In fifteen feet, turn left,” but it’s always at the last possible second. As a result, I sometimes miss my turn like this week when I missed my turn on California Road. Thankfully there’s always another route, but I’m grateful that God lets us know what we need to hear at just the right time.
“Everything that goes into a life of pleasing God has been miraculously given to us by getting to know, personally and intimately, the One who invited us to God. The best invitation we ever received! We were also given absolutely terrific promises to pass on to you—your tickets to participation in the life of God after you turned your back on a world corrupted by lust.” 2 Peter 1:3-4 (MSG)
Read that again.
In my previous post about hearing from God, I wrote about what Lydia heard. Let’s turn now to see what Elizabeth heard.
Elizabeth was one of Aaron’s great, great, great, great, etc. granddaughters (Luke 1:5). Aaron was Moses’ brother.
I imagine Elizabeth growing up with a rich spiritual heritage, hearing about the way God brought His people out of slavery, and about how God used her great, great, great, etc. grandfather Aaron during that time. Maybe her favorite story was about her great, great, etc. aunt Miriam who led the women with tambourines after the people had crossed the sea on dry land. Miriam said, “Sing to the Lord, For He has triumphed gloriously!” (Exodos 15:20-21). Either way, Elizabeth would have been familiar with God’s people being involved with God’s plan and with God’s people giving Him praise. We see her applying this knowledge to her life experiences in Luke 1.
What stories do you know about God’s people being involved with God’s plan? How does that encourage you to live your life for God? Praise God for who He is! Thank God for His promises, for Him having a relationship with you, and for Him giving you everything you need to live your life for Him!