If you struggle with anxiety and figuring out God’s will for your life – today’s topic is for you!

Wally from The Wally Show sheds some light on this first thing you need to know about Jesus. He shares how a strange career move changed the way he sees God’s will and any problem you may face today.

 

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This series is going to walk you through the life of Jesus and the entire book of Luke. We’ll focus on one excerpt each day, but encourage you to read the whole chapter to get to know Jesus even better!

In today’s reading (Luke 1,) you’ll see the totally unexpected way Jesus entered the world. For the people involved, it seemed totally out of control. He didn’t come in the shape of a triumphant king, wiping out all enemies of God’s people. He came in humble and kind of bizarre way… and it was totally on purpose.

Luke 1:26-38

In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee, to a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of King David. Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you!”

Confused and disturbed, Mary tried to think what the angel could mean. “Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “for you have found favor with God! You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David. And he will reign over Israel forever; his Kingdom will never end!”

Mary asked the angel, “But how can this happen? I am a virgin.”

The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the baby to be born will be holy, and he will be called the Son of God. What’s more, your relative Elizabeth has become pregnant in her old age! People used to say she was barren, but she has conceived a son and is now in her sixth month. For the word of God will never fail.”

Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” And then the angel left her.

Tap here to finish Luke 1 from the Immerse Bible!

Note: If you’ve read the Bible before, you may notice there are no chapter or verse marks in today’s reading. We got this idea from the Immerse Bible. They’ve taken the entire story of Jesus and stripped it of all distractions – this way it’s a more relaxed read. Like you’re reading a beautiful story. You should check it out! 

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Garrett Seay
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I think today’s message was just right for me. A couple months ago I started a new job where I went from a president of the company encouraging me to love God and seek Him to a company where sometimes the only interaction I get is through the WAY FM podcasts since the office is much more reserved and lonely. This kind of threw me into a depression to the point where I didn’t want to come to work, but I remembered that in my last job I prayed that God would send me somewhere else with a better wage,… Read more »
WAY-FM

Yeah, leave it to Wally to start out our WBSG & our Monday with a “Jesus is Crazy!” It is truly amazing that God uses unexpected things on purpose. Thanks for being Christ’s light at your new workplace … “live such Godly lives that when they see your good work, they will glorify God” [1 Peter 2.12].

Big Country
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I can tell this is the journey I needed. I needed to hear today’s words. I went back to college (on-campus) this year for the first time in 5 years. I’ve been struggling to hear God’s will probably because I’m focused on how to serve him vs. just serving him in the present moment. I definitely needed to hear that God cares more about who we are becoming vs. where we are going. Sometimes I worry too much about the future and where I’m going instead of focusing on the present moment and becoming who God wants me to become.… Read more »
WAY-FM

I’m truly happy for your journey (as well as mine) during this study. I have so much to learn from the Servant-Jesus day-by-day.

Angie
Member

“God cares more about who you’re becoming than where you’re going”. This is what I need to hear today. I tend to overthing almost everything. God put something on my heart over two years ago and I know He has been preparing me but I am still hesitant about jumping all in and just doing it. I make so many excuses. Thank you!

WAY-FM

Hallelujah, Angie! He’s taking the jump with you. His blessing is ahead … enjoy serving Him!

Kay A
Member

Me,too! Exactly!!

pastormatt
Member

This is a message that the Church needs to hear. We do overthink things and want to make sure that we have the road paved to get where we believe God wants us. But we miss so many opportunities because we don’t go all in on faith that God will accomplish his goals, through us, His way!

WAY-FM

So true, Matt. We don’t want to miss His rewards [Hebrews 11.6], do we?!

Jstnthrgal
Member

This just may be the answer I am looking for. I am considering making a huge career change. It is totally different from what I am currently doing or even what I am going to school for. It will take a huge leap of faith, but maybe that is what I am suppose to do. I am at the point right now of deciding if it just another pipe dream or something I am really supposed to pursue.

WAY-FM

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Jstnthrgal
Member

Thank you, Pastor Dave. I will.

carto877
Member

I truly enjoyed today’s message. What I got out of this was to remember to be a willing vessel for Christ. I do pray that what ever I do I do it for Him and not my own glory but this reminded me to also add that I am willing to be used by Him. So thank you for this.
Carol

WAY-FM

Amen! It’s so encouraging when we can serve alongside of other believers. We encourage each other in acts which please God & proclaim the message of Jesus. Hebrews 10.23-24

Member

Excellent point today! Such a valuable lesson! When we choose to serve God He meets us ANYWHERE!!

WAY-FM

… and uses us everywhere! Thanks CarrieAnn

Kathy Kauffman
Member

If I am in God’s will then, yes, I am crazy, because I have disbelief. Yet, I have belief that God has plans for me that go beyond what I am experiencing today. I have questions just in the mere existence of Jesus walking on this earth as God in the flesh. But it all boils down to heart questions. Am I really in the will of God?

WAY-FM

Praying for you, Kathleen, that through this study of Jesus you will know Him as “the Way, the Truth, and the Life.” I pray that He will reveal Himself to you clearly & boldly.

Marty
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I don’t know if it’s just the mellowing process of aging, but I find I am much more relaxed about my faith. I used to think you had to do all the “churchy” stuff (services every Sunday, being in a Bible study and Sunday school, serving in one or more capacities), but God loves us no matter what. I think we are afraid to blur the lines or step outside the box.

WAY-FM

Yes, Marty, in this series we will sure see Jesus encouraging us to step outside of our box(es) in our devotion to Him. That’s what makes the Christian life an adventure … and we’re always safe in His will. Good analogy, Marty.

Member
“God is more concerned about who you are becoming than where you are going.” Wally, I love that! I am going through some major life changes and still unclear on where God wants me to serve. I take care of grandchildren and lead a weekly women’s Bible study but I have been asked to serve in other capacities. I am praying about the direction in which He wants me to serve. I am a performance based person and a recovering “workaholic”. I have learned, through His guidance, that I don’t have to please anyone but Him and that if I… Read more »
aarussell
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“God is more concerned about who you are becoming than where you are going.” I would like to add another piece to this quote, “Or where you have been”. I am always intrigued by the timeliness of these group sessions. The way God continues to ‘speak’ into my life are fascinating, at worst. I am looking forward to the next chapter of my life and learning more about the Leader of my faith and Messiah of the world.

Prayers for Las Vegas and all those affected by the shooting last night. May God be glorified through this tragedy!

WAY-FM

I am glad, Terri, that our Lord is giving you His discernment to know what His priorities are for you at this time in your life. How fortunate your grandchildren are to have a grandmother on Christ’s mission. And now, you don’t get as tired!

WAY-FM

Yes, aarussell, the blood of Jesus washes away a lot of distraction. I am so glad that Jesus is the great I AM. He uses us in the present because we are needed in the NOW.
And the now includes prayers for those suffering in Las Vegas. May many see that their true security can only be found in Jesus Christ [John 10.27-29].

Omali Longwell
Member

This message was perfect for me because I too sometimes get stuck on the “God’s will” for my life and just like that young lady in your message I don’t make a choice and I miss out on the blessing to just be of service.

WAY-FM

Service is work, but Jesus gives us joy in it. There’s always a reward with Him, for sure!

Kathy Teer
Member

Jesus does have my problem in His hands and He is not fretting over it like I tend to. Thank you Jesus for being crazy in love with Your children

Thanks Wally for sharing!!

WAY-FM

So true, Kathy. We have a lot to learn from Jesus, don’t we?

Robin
Member
“Be still and know that I am God”. – so many times we ask in prayer for a response but then don’t listen for the response. Or, the response comes in a different format than we anticipated. I changed jobs a number of years ago, from a high position with in the state government to return to teaching special education. I prayed on it and God led me back to teaching. So, many people thought I was crazy. But, years later, my previous state job was relocated 1.5 hours south of where I live, as well as, the department is… Read more »
WAY-FM

Don’t you just love it, Rama, when Jesus multiplies His blessings to us? Thanks for another example of waiting on God to show us the whole picture. Your faith & trust has been honored … as usual, right? 🙂

MarJean Christiansen
Member

This is so true God calls us if we don’t say He I am Lord send me we truly miss our chance to be all we can be in Him! It is in our yeses that we become more like Him! Thanks way fm for this group!

WAY-FM

Yes & Amen. This is when it’s good to be a “YES” person … always with the Lord!

pmccoy68
Member

I pray I can have a servant heart like Mary and trust God enough to follow him and his will for my life.

WAY-FM

Praying with you Pamela!

Seakar
Member

My takeaways today – 1. just be willing; and 2. know that He is more interested in who I am becoming rather than where I’m going.

WAY-FM

Yes, Seakar, to ask “Lord, what can I do for You today so that people see You in all Your Glory!”

Sam Temples
Member
I just started this study. What I got out of this, was the excerpt from the deeper reading portion. Where, after the angel Gabriel tells Zachariah about this great news of his child, and Zachariah asks in disbelief, “How is this possible”… His mouth was shut due to his disbelief, until after John was born. Why this type of “punishment”? Many things could have happened, but the angel was so confounded by his disbelief, he closed the very thing that could ask more, seek more, argue the natural world’s limitations… Maybe this lesson is more for me… I need to… Read more »
WAY-FM

What a great way to say that, Sam. I believe you are right. Zechariah learned God’s lesson as He humbly obeyed God & praised Him in front of others when his son was born. Obedience … but just a bit later than Mary, huh?

Member
I’m new to this group but I enjoy listening to your show. I and my daughter are both living proof of what Gods will is in your life. I won’t go into great detail because it would probably time out. My daughter is 32years old. Born with cerebral, palsy and a seizure disorder. Praise God it’s mild. She is functionable and ambulates very well. Her father left when she was 4. I’ve devoted my life to being mom and dad. 2 years ago she began having unusual symptoms, choking , her facial features were distorted, she was falling and it… Read more »
Member

Mary, you are appropriately named. God continues to raise up Marys in each generation. You are a true servant of the Lord!

Hayleykindred91
Member

Is there anyway to transcribe these videos? I usually read while I’m laying down with my kids while they sleep, so I keep having to skip the video portion.

Member

I will pass this along to our team. Great idea!

Megan Starr
Member
This is perfect. I just left my job of 3 years at the beginning of the summer with nothing set up. Just savings and faith. I got a lot of worry thrown at me while I stay fairly level with it all. I did start to feel the stress as money was leaving and nothing coming back. Then I got my current job that is less hours, more pay and giving the foot into the door of the career I am wanting to be in. I don’t talk about my money with others much but I will say that my… Read more »
Member

What a great Mary-moment … and a great Mary-heart. Your kids are fortunate to have such a spiritual mom!

Brittliz001
Member
I am late joining in. This message is so timely for me. I just started a new morning job and it is not much like what I expected or like my afternoon job (which I’ve been working for 6 years). I am struggling with my new job like never before. The struggle has near destroyed my self confidence and my levels of anxiety have been more than I can bear. God has provided me with good friends who remind me that God is with me and my identity is found in Him and not my abilities.
Member

Never too late … we are glad to have you along for this great journey with Jesus. It sounds like God’s timing & God’s friends are just perfect for you now. Is He good? Can you imagine the loneliness & misunderstanding that Mary had to endure?

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