“My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden.
For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed;
for he who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
And his mercy is on those who fear him
from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with his arm,
he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts,
he has put down the mighty from their thrones,
and exalted those of low degree;
he has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent empty away.
He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
as he spoke to our fathers,
to Abraham and to his posterity for ever.”
-Luke 1: 46-55 (RSV)
God has chosen for us to be the “perfect” women of our day and age. If we desire to fulfill the plan of God for us then we too must seek after holiness. Our hearts must be set upon the higher things–upon holiness and truth, grace and obedience, commitment and love. Thus, full of grace, we will radiate the splendor of the Bridegroom’s love to His people.
Today, how is God calling me to seek after holiness? Where do I struggle with setting my heart upon the higher things?