Mary the mother of Jesus was blessed and highly favored by God, (Luke 1:28) what about you? When you got up this morning and started your day, would the angel Gabriel look at your life situation and say that you are highly favored? When you look at your friends and family at church that are believers, do you truly see them as highly favored? Do you treat them with honor, kindness, and a preferring spirit that is befitting a person favored by God?
That Greek word for favor regarding Mary is used only one other time in the NT...Eph 1:6. Paul is writing to the saints at Ephesus and tells them that God has adopted them as sons by grace (gift) which he bestowed (favored) upon them. Did you get it? For EVERY believer God pours out a highly favored grace over and into their lives.
May it be unto you this day as the Lord has spoken. Allow the Holy Spirit to accomplish His desires in and through you today. YOU ARE highly FAVORED.
Preach boldly and walk humbly.