Friday, December 31, 2010

The Favor of the Lord

"And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favor of God was upon him" (Luke 2:40, ESV).

The favor of God was on Mary. The favor of God was on Jesus. Jesus grew and became strong. He was filled with wisdom. Mary and Joseph taught Him, modeled a life of commitment before Him, and took Him to be taught.

"And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man" (Luke 2:52, ESV).

As women, we are to pass on the truths of the Word of God to those who come behind us. Whether we are moms or not, we look for younger women and pass on the faith we have in Christ. As we live out our lives of commitment to Christ, the favor of the Lord is upon us. We have influence in so many ways.

As we conclude one year and begin another, let's commit to be women of influence. Let's keep our focus on Christ and make a difference in the lives of others. God gave us Jesus as a free gift. We have the gift of Christ to go change the world.

May God give us favor. May God give us a "Mary" new year!
You are being prayed for today!