FINDING FAVOR WITH GOD
Child of God, Christmas is here. For many of us, this is our favorite time of the year. We will sing our favorite Christmas Carols, eat our favorite meals, visit with our favorite friends and relatives and hear our favorite Christmas story. At Christmas time, life is packed full of (all kinds of) favorites. Oddly enough, God doesn’t have any favorites. He does not ever show partiality with His children. Nevertheless, the Bible does say that God does have FAVOR for His children. I pray that each of us would FIND FAVOR WITH GOD during this Christmas season. We can learn how to FIND FAVOR WITH GOD from the Christmas story of Mary…
Luke 1:26- 30
In understanding how to find FAVOR WITH GOD, we need to first ask, “What kind of relationship do you have with God?”
During this time of year, many of us will become more aware of what is important in our lives. I pray that this Christmas we all will become aware of our relationship with God. Sad to say – During the holidays you may look around to see some of your friends and relatives who might not be experiencing the real meaning of Christmas. You might find yourself alone in your commitment to Christ and the real meaning to Christmas. Don’t become discouraged. Just like Mary, you must understand that “…you have found favor with God.” Well, what exactly does that mean?
First of all Mary was “highly favored”.
- This is not to be confused with “highly exalted.”
- (Recently we have learned in our praise and worship series), there is only One Who is to be “highly exalted”…Jesus!
- We are not a denomination that worships any man, woman, boy or girl. (There are many religions that do this in opposition to the Word of God.)
- We worship Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God. Just as Mary had favor with God, so do you.
To be continued in your SPREADING THE LIGHT BULLETIN next Sunday….check it out.
ITS IMPORTANT TO BELONG SOMEWHERE. WORSHIP TEAM, GREETERS, USHERS, HOSPITALITY, HOUSES OF JOY (CELL GROUP) ETC. IF YOU DO NOT BELONG, MAKE SURE YOU DO. YOU ARE SPECIAL AND LOVED.