“But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God.” Luke 1:30
God found favor with a hidden teenager. She was not famous. Her family was not wealthy. She had not been trained for a great future. And yet, God found favor with her.
We can see the heart of submission that dwelt deep within her, when we see her answer to the angel. We all know that she said “yes” to God’s call.
But what if she had not obeyed?
What if she had given in to fear?
The favor of God came first to Mary, and then to us. She opened the door to carry the child who would open the door for each of us to live in God’s Love.
Am I willing to answer His call on my life?
Will I receive God’s favor, His love for me?
Family Activities: Pray for families within your church community.
Pray for the Pastor and his home.
Pray for other ministers and the homes at this time. Include a few of these people in your gift list especially those who need it the most.
Prayer: Dear Lord give me an open heart to receive your favor. I say YES to your will. I say YES to your call upon my life. I say YES to the path you have chosen for me and my household in Jesus name. Amen
About The Author
Bettie Gilbert can be found in a small town in Southeast Wisconsin, where she lives with her husband of 38 years.
You can find her blogging at BettieGsraseasons.blogspot.com where she is seeking to be transparent with the journey that God has her traveling with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, and Osteoporosis.
Sign up for 25 Days of Christmas Family Devotional with Daily Verses, Short Devotional reads, Family Activity suggestions and Prayer. Get all these beautiful resources for free in your mail.