When Holy Spirit will come into your life, He will make your life blessed and flourishing.
You never define what is meant by being blessed, Is is freedom from fear, hunger, disease, Pain, Loss (if so why is there a heaven) Flourish means to have alot of money, I know rich people who are so sad, I also know very poor who sing for joy in the Lord, Please define your ideas of flourishing and Blessing,
Should We Worship Mary?
In her conversation with the angel we can clearly understand that she knew nothing about Jesus' birth until the angel told her.
For your kind information, every jewish virgin in the time of Jesus birth knew that the mesiah would be born to a virgin, and for this reason some girls refused to marry, to say that Mary didnt know anything about the Mesiahs birth is plain wrong.
by the way why have you left the great verse " All generations shall call me blessed, " I know because it has come true, go to the wretched shanties in India there also you will see a statute of Mary and atleast one old women will come and say Ave Maria
When we look at the life of Mary, we do not see as if she was having all-power. She was just a regular woman. After Jesus' ascension to heaven, the disciples and others were praying with one accord. She was also one of them who were praying to receive the Holy Spirit as we read in Acts 1:12-14, "Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day's journey. And when they had entered, they went up into the upper room where they were staying: Peter, James, John, and Andrew; Philip and Thomas; Bartholomew and Matthew; James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot; and Judas the son of James. These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers."
Mary had a quiet and a godly spirit which is so valuable in the sight of the Lord she didnt push forward to claim she didnt curse Peter or question Thomas, by the way she was the brave mother who stood with her son all through the Terrible Thursday Night and Friday crucifixtion and the Sunday resurection, while all the men disciples fled (one of them naked) these brave women stood at the feet of the cross (You know this but wont write)
Idolatry is wrong, but I have seen beautiful scenes where a family of 4 (ordinary people, poor, the young father may have been a Mechanic, very young mother, Little boy of 3 years, and a baby of 2 months age in the mothers hand, all kneeling at the statute of Mother Mary, The Little boy looked with wonderment at the statue, The baby opened its eyes and smiled and a tear of thankfulness dropped from the mothers eyes,Even the Father prayed, I wanted to take a photo but didnt want to intrude, Theologically I know it is wrong, but really to the motherless wife, and the small family Mary is the mother, All 4 knelt and lit a candle prayed a silent prayer of thanks for keeping the family safe, Call it idolatory, Mariolatory or anything I say Jesus will understand