Daily Reflections

Taking God at His Word

November 25, 2023 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

“Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill what he has spoken to her!” —Luke 1:45

When the angel appeared to Mary with a message from God, she took God at His word. She exercised faith in His ability to fulfill His promise—His seemingly impossible promise. It was that faith in God and His Word that activated the power and blessing of God in her life. As a result, God fulfilled His promise and a Savior was born.

Years ago Dr. Adrian Rogers said, “We have no right to be believed so long as we can be explained.” Most of our lives are so very explainable because we rely on natural, human efforts and energy; abilities and plans, programs and methods. What would happen if God’s people believed His promises and laid hold on Him in prayer, believing Him for the impossible—for reconciliation of broken marriages, for the salvation of unbelieving friends and relatives, for spiritual transformation of wayward children, for a fresh outpouring of His Spirit in genuine revival? We might see God release from heaven the greatest awakening our world has ever known.

From a message called “The Maximum Man” by Dr. Adrian Rogers, preached at a Maximum Manhood Conference at Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, TN, on October 10, 1985.


Portrait of a Woman Used by God: Lessons from the Life of Mary of Nazareth

©2016 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Scripture taken from The CSB

Make it Personal

What “impossible” thing do you need to believe God for today? Choose to take Him at His word and trust Him to work.