Favor In the Life Of The World's Most Famous Mother
God’s favor (God’s I am with you - I am for you attitude ) is on your life
Luke 1:26–30 (NKJV)
26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!”
29 But when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was. 30 Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
Jesus Honored His Mother
John 19:26–27 (NKJV)
26 When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, “Woman,( ma’am) behold your son!” 27 Then He said to the disciple, “Behold your mother!” And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home.
Mary was a woman of prayer
Acts 1:14 (NKJV)
14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.
Mary Spoke in Tongues
Acts 2:4 (NKJV)
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Who are they - the these of Acts 1:14 and the 120 of Acts 1:15
Mary treasured the word of God
Luke 2:19 (NKJV)
19 But Mary kept (treasured up) all these things(rhemata) and pondered them in her heart.
Luke 2:51 (NKJV)
Then He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them, but His mother kept ( treasured up) all these things (rhemata) in her heart.
Favor brought resources into Mary’s life.
Matthew 2:11 (NKJV)
11 And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
Mary knew that obedience was the key to the miraculous
John 2:5 (NKJV)
5 His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.”