Change is Inevitable
Scripture Reading: Luke 1:5-10
Key Verse: Luke 1:28
The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”
When God appeared to Mary via an angel of the Lord, her life was interrupted — big time. The first words out of the mouth of the angel were comforting: “You are highly favored.” Yes, God was about to “rock her world” and there would be some temporary unpleasantness. Mary was about to be doubted, shamed, and “put away.” At least it would seem that way! Mary would learn quickly why we all fight change: It almost always makes us uncomfortable for a time. Yet, the words echo in the background of all the trials Mary would go through: “You are highly favored!”
Change is coming your way! Some of you are in its beginning stages. Some of you are right in the middle of a change, and some of you are just getting finished with a change in your life. If you are a Christ follower, the Holy Spirit has been the change agent in your journey. He sees the need and begins and finishes the process of change to accomplish God’s purposes in us.
Our challenge during the change is to claim that we are being highly favored by God. He has stepped into our lives and continually creates a new way. It often seems unpleasant and we can’t see the good that God is doing! This is the time that “the just shall live by faith.” Trust God. He would never allow anything to come your way without having a perfect plan for you!
Father, why you favor me is a mystery, but I rejoice in it and praise you for your love. I affirm my faith today in your plans and purposes for me. In Jesus Name I pray, amen.