As Jesus spoke, reflected on the teachings of Isaiah (Luke 4:18-19), and looked ahead, He focused on His purpose or mission. He looked at what He was called to do to further God's kingdom on earth. Jesus knew His ultimate purpose and stayed true to what God wanted Him to accomplish while He was here.
God also calls each of us in a specific mission for Him. Whenever we take the time to reflect, we shouldn't center our reflections just on ourselves. We should spend time focusing on how we have lived for God, how we have helped those around us, and how we have furthered His kingdom. God is waiting to guide us and help us proclaim His favorable year!
Take time to reflect on the "big picture" and thank God for His favor, then ask God to help you grow in Him!
Thank You for a favorable year. Help me to continue to draw nearer to You and use me as an instrument of Your love and grace. Through Jesus I pray, amen.