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Let It Be According to Your Word

When the Lord calls us to serve in His global enterprise, are we willing to say as Mary did, "Let it be to me according to your word?"

Mary is a key person in the movement to tell the whole world that God is anxious to redeem. He loves us and wants to spend eternity with us beginning now; ending never.

While still a teenager, Mary exhibited a humble spirit and a compliance toward the will of God. Both are important attributes that factored into the Lord’s choice of Mary to bring the Christ-child into the world. The angel’s announcement to her, as recorded in Luke 1, was that she would conceive and bear a son and call his name Jesus. … and He would reign over the house of Jacob forever. Mary wondered how this could be, but she was assured the Holy Spirit would come upon her and work out the details because “nothing will be impossible with God.” [Luke 1:37]

Her reply was, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; Let it be to me according to your word.” [Luke 1:38] This response by Mary is instructive for us. When the Lord calls us to serve in His global enterprise, are we willing to say, “Let it be to me according to your word?”

Explore how you might be a global servant by taking a journey online at MissionNext.

Picture of Nelson Malwitz, Founder, Chief Innovation Officer

Nelson Malwitz, Founder, Chief Innovation Officer

Nelson is the generic Evangelical baby-boomer. Born in 1946, raised in the C&MA, he attended Urbana ’67 in college. He holds an MS degree in Chemical Engineering and worked in R&D positions in American industry for 33 years. Nelson is an inventor with formal training in methods of creative problem-solving. He was a founding elder at Walnut Hill Community Church in Bethel, CT (1982) and served in many leadership capacities of what is now one of the largest Evangelical churches in New England. In 1998 Nelson founded the Finishers Project, now MissionNext. Locally he attends a Torah study and serves as chairman of the Sewer Commission in his community to be a witness among unchurched leaders.

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