The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”. Luke 1:28 NIV
Mary was favored by God. The Lord was with her. Sister, the Lord wants to find you favorable as well.
2 Chronicles 16:9 The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.
He wants us fully committed to him.
Mary was confused and disturbed, trying to figure out what was going on, after the angel shares to her. It’s not like Gabriel texted her and said “Mary, I’m on the way, be ready”
Gabriel explains to her that she will conceive and have Jesus, who will be the Son of God, and He would reign forever.
Sister, Is there any areas in your life that you are confused or disturbed about what God is doing? Trust Him. He is leading you to something great that will glorify Him.
Mary asked a question and didn’t doubt. She wanted the details.
Gabriel explains that the Holy Spirit will be over her and she birth, a holy child. Gabriel gives her some security. He tells her, Elizabeth is old, but she is pregnant.
Don’t doubt what God can do with your life. In verse 37, The word of God will never fail.
Mary was responsive. She accepts that she is the Lord’s servant, and states “let all what you said come true.”
Sister, Do you see yourself as the Lord’s servant? Are you accepting His plans for your life? Tell Him today Let all you have planned for me become true. Have your way Lord !
Accept what God has planned for you.
All right then, the Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’).
The Lord told King Ahaz to ask him for a sign. You may not necessary need a sign, but He wants us to communicate with Him.
Sister, what do you need to ask or tell Him today?
The King was hesitate. Don’t let anyone or anything stop you from communicating with God.
Jesus is God with us. God gave us a sign that He would never leave us. Jesus is that sign. Satan will try to combat this truth and go to war with you, Sister.
Isaiah 8:10 MSG
Plan and plot all you want—nothing will come of it. All your talk is mere talk, empty words, Because when all is said and done, the last word is Immanuel—God-With-Us.
Satan’s schemes and strategies will come to nothing in your life. You have have to hold on to Immanuel. When Satan tries, here is a verse to hold onto:
31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us,who can be against us?
Sister, This Christmas, remind yourself, because of Jesus birth, you have Immanuel (God with us) with you all the time.
Psalm 118:6 The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can people do to me?
Immanuel come to be with you forever.