"In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you." Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end." ~Luke 1:26-33
You have found favor with God.
I wonder what she must have been like for God to have smiled upon Mary and blessed her as "highly favored"? Her heart must have been pure, selfless and innocent. I want to find favor with God. Oh how I must fall short in His eyes.
Lord, draw me closer to You. Break me and mold me into a vessel suitable for Your glory and purpose.
I long to find favor in Your eyes. I long for You to smile upon me. I want only to glorify You. Only to bring you joy.