Be It Unto Me

Luke 1:38 KJB, “And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.”

I always admire this response from Mary when the angel visited her to let her know she would carry and deliver Jesus, the Savior of the world. It reminds me that when the Lord calls us to a task, we should be willing and ready to say, “be it unto me according to thy word”. We never know what type of impact our actions will have on the world. That’s why obedience to the Lord is vital.

Jesus truly impacted mankind by dying for the sins of the world, and Mary was a vessel God used to help bring His great plan to past. Her decision to be faithful to God was not without hardships, because she endured many. It’s the same for us. Making a decision to do God’s will, will often bring hardships and persecution, Jesus knew this firsthand. So He encouraged us in John 16:33 by telling us to have peace, because He has overcome the troubles of this world.

Whatever happens in this life, God knows the plans He has for us. He will fill our hearts with joy as we wait on and trust in Him. Every new day we face is in God’s hands. Like Mary, we can find peace in our Lord because we know He will always provide for us. We can safely place our hope in Him and say, “be it unto me according to thy word.”

Author: Dawn

The love of Jesus will never fail you. Thank you for visiting my blog.

32 thoughts on “Be It Unto Me”

  1. (Beep Beep Honk Honk) Hey Sis!! Let me share with you what Abba just did through you! I just have to! All of it!!

    I just testified and confessed YESTERDAY that my prayers of late have been seemingly sketchy, even though the vision He’s placed in me has been made plain and I truly believe what God has said and spoken! I’d been struggling with what to pray as it relates to the particulars and particulates of His purpose, the vision, but He just used Mary in this message to help me.

    The Lord led me back to Gabriel announcing and revealing to Mary, His purpose and plan for her life.

    “Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. 32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. 33 And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”

    At this moment the ONLY question Mary had was, How Gabe, because I’m a virgin and I plan on staying this way until I’m married.

    And Gabe said to her, here’s how it’s simple: “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.

    Sis, there’s a lot of room here for more questions from Mary in this passage, but none were offered. Perhaps her questions were quenched when Gabriel also added the testimony of Elizabeth…

    “Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren. 37 For with God nothing will be impossible.”

    Whew. Mary was in the midst of a miracle, and was now becoming a miracle carrier herself. I believe that her measure of faith was unlocked and blossomed into belief by the word that was spoken by Gabriel..(faith comes by hearing)

    The only thing left for Mary to do or to pray was this…

    Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her….

    Well Sis, that’s my cue and that’s my prayer until……. I possess the promise and walk into my God-ordained purpose….

    Behold the servant of the Lord! Let it be done according to your word…

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Amen! I know the Lord will bring forth the vision He has placed in you. His plans will unfold in our lives. The power of The Holy Spirit working inside of us is how things are accomplished. Thanks for sharing your insight brother! Mary’s story is a beautiful story of faith and trust in our Lord. ❤️

      Liked by 2 people

  2. Mary is such a beautiful example of surrender. She takes my breath away. As you say; “We never know what type of impact our actions will have on the world. That’s why obedience to the Lord is vital.” I love the fact that we are storing up treasures in heaven, so there will be things that the Lord does through our obedience that won’t be revealed until we are with Him in eternity. Dawn, I appreciate your heart for the Lord. ♥

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Mary’s faith is a wonderful example for all of us. Her willingness to say yes to God’s plan placed her completely in his hands trusting him for her very life because in that culture at that time, she could have been stoned to death for being pregnant and the baby not being Joseph’s.

    Liked by 6 people

  4. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, I draw your attention to this post. It is absolutely spot on, completely relevant for EVERY believer and possesses such a high dosage of God’s truth!

    Girl – this post was gooooooooddddd! Gold-good! Such a confirmation on so many levels honey! High 5. Let’s be obedient to the Lord always. Let’s never question Him or His actions. “Be it unto me.” Wow!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thanks sis! 🥰 God always does what is right in our lives, so Be It Unto Me can be the cry of our hearts each day. He is faithful…

      Deuteronomy 32:4, “He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.”

      Liked by 2 people

  5. Hi Dawn! I’ve always loved Mary’s response also. I also love the fact that she believed & trusted God enough to declare in Like 1:48 that all generations would call her blessed!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Hello Excellent Woman! It’s amazing that Mary declared those words and we still are calling her blessed! She truly does encourage us to say YES to God. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. ❤️

      Liked by 1 person

  6. The original Greek text is transliterated genoito moi kata to rhēma. What our Lady declared to the angel in Aramaic, therefore, was, “Be it to me what you have said.” In other words, seeing that the angel was God’s messenger, Mary said, “May it be for me in accordance with God’s will.” Our Lady’s response was an act of faith working through love (Gal 5:5-6). The expression genoito (γένοιτό) or “be it” indicates that our Blessed Lady did not merely act in passive submission like a slave who has no choice but to submit to her master’s command in dreadful fear. Rather, she responded freely and appreciatively in a spirit of great joy. This Greek word is a form of the verb ginomai (γίνομαι) or “to come into being”. God’s word found fulfilment and the Incarnation happened because Mary found no true joy in this world except in God. The Divine Word or Logos would not come into the world unless He were joyfully and lovingly received by the young lady he chose to be His mother. Mary could just as well have said, “I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your Law is within my heart” (Psalm 40:8). So, Mary wasn’t used by God but called to collaborate with Him as His “fellow worker.” This requires an alignment of wills which presupposes the freedom to decide.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks for sharing your insight. God’s plan of redemption was perfect and I’m glad that Mary was a wiling vessel. She set an example for us all.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: