Story-Formed Soul ~ Journeys of Faithfulness

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If you’d like to join in the book club for Journeys of Faithfulness by Sarah Clarkson, feel free to join in at anytime. You can find the reading schedule for the 12 week book club at the end of this post, along with additional printables for each week.

I cannot even begin to fathom the emotions that must have rushed through Mary as the angel greeted her as a favored one of God. Hearing that she would be the mother of the Messiah – a young girl {and a virgin at that!} would play a crucial role in his life.

Can you even imagine the range of emotions that you would face?

I loved this line from Sarah Clarkson:

“…the angel…looked down…and saw a young human girl, like all others concerned with the details of how God’s fathomless glory would invade the workday minutes of her life.” p. 71-72, Journeys of Faithfulness

While we may not know every single thought that went through Mary’s mind after her visit from an angel, I am always amazed by her answer ~ “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” {Luke 1:38}

She trusted. Was open and willing. Ready to be a servant ~ but most of all accepted what God had for her.  Mary knew the Words of God and carried them in her heart {see her song in Luke 1:46-55}. Because of her knowledge, she had hope and strength to do what she was being asked and called to do.

Are you open and understanding when faced with changes and circumstances in our lives? How does your knowledge of God bring you hope and strength in your life? 

A Few Book Club Links

Be sure to download a copy of the journal pages to go along with the book. For those of you reading on a Kindle or reading with your daughters, these will come in handy! Each week, I’ll be sharing the printables for the next week, so check back weekly for updates. ~ Journeys of Faithfulness book club Facebook page – come share your thoughts during the week! ~ Download a few printables here: Binder Cover, book club reading schedule, Week 1 Journal Pages, and Week 2 Journal Pages, Week 3 Journal Pages, Week 4 Journal Pages, Week 5 Journal Pages…more coming soon!

Link Up Your Posts!

If you are a participating in the book club and are blogging your thoughts, please link up your posts below! We’d love to stop by and see what God is revealing to you through each chapter. Please leave a comment too and share your thoughts with us.

 

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