Summary: Now The Question Is Do You Believe You Have Been Highly Favored?
Luke 1:26-38-Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,
to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary.
And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!”
But when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was.
Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus.
He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David.
And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”
Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?”
And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.
Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren.
For with God nothing will be impossible.”
Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.
Verse 31-And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus.
She was highly favored because she was going to carry God’s Son, we to are highly favored because we carry around God’s Son in our hearts!
Verse 38-Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.
She was highly favored because she was obedient to God’s word! We are blessed when we are obedient to God’s word!
Verse 45-Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.”
She was highly favored because she believed God would do what He said He would do!
Do you believe God will do what He says He will do?
Now The Question Is Do You Believe You Have Been Highly Favored?
There are some people who have been highly favored in marriage, they deserve to go thru a divorce because of the way they have treaded their spouse, but instead God has gave them a spouse who tolerates things, put up with things, over looks things!
Maybe you haven’t recognized how highly favored you’ve been in your marriage!
There is some people who been highly favored in being a parent, they don’t deserve to be a parent, they have only paid attention to their own interest, they have neglected their children, they have paid more attention to the T.V. instead paying attention to their children, they don’t deserve those children’s love, they don’t deserve those children looking up to them, they don’t deserve them children worshipping the ground their parents walk on, yet God has blessed them with some good kids (Not perfect kids) but good kids!
Maybe you haven’t recognized how highly favored you are to have kids!
There some people that don’t deserve the job they have, but God has given that job, it may not be the best job, but it is a stable job (While others look for work) while others have scratched to make a living, that job has afford those people to pay their bills, spend a little, and even save a little!
Maybe you’re here today, you haven’t recognized how highly favored you are to have the job you have!
I know, I that I am highly favored!
I know that God has given me things that I don’t deserve!
Maybe you here today, and you have recognized you have got some issues, that you have got some sins, that you haven’t noticed how much God has done for you!
Maybe you have drank to much, did to many drugs, slept with to many people, lied to much, gossiped to much, you cheated to much, you stoled to much or maybe your like me, (I didn’t run around with the bad crowd, I was the bad crowd!) but today you recognize that God has blessed you in spite of yourself!
And That Truly You Are Highly Favored!