The angel came to her and said, “Rejoice favored woman! The Lord is with you.”
Are there more beautiful words a person can be greeted with?
I cannot forget the first time I realized that this applies as much to me as it did to Mary when the angel greeted her. This also applies to you. Are you rejoicing? You should be. Take a deep breath. No matter what you are doing or going through right now, breathe in as deeply as you can and fill your lungs. Feel it? The Lord is with you. There is life in you, and that life is HIM.
God formed the body of man from the dust of the ground, and He breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being complete in body and spirit.
We were made in HIS image (Genesis 1:27). We were knitted together by HIM in our mother’s womb. (Psalm 139:13). Through Christ Jesus we are chosen, were chosen, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless in HIS sight; to be adopted for HIMSELF in love (Ephesians 1:4-5). HE is in our spiritual DNA.
Do you still not know the Lord is with you? Then let me ask you this: Are you with HIM? HE is knocking, you just have to open that door then see how HE pursues you in the fullness of HIS love and might.
Lord God, may we all know You are with us. May we surrender to Your life in us and know the fullness of Your might and love. Thank you for your life, your blood, your love, and your transformation in those who know and seek You with all their heart, mind, soul, and strength. May we share You with those we come in contact with every day. May Your holy presence and shine from us as we eagerly wait upon You. Thank you, Lord. In love I pray in the holy name of Jesus. Amen