I pray you had a great Father’s Day with family and friends! Remember, the Bible says to honor those who have honored us. So if you have not done it yet, reach out to your earthly father and let him know how much you love him. If he has gone on to be with the Lord (like my dad), then rejoice we will see them again. Glory to God!
The Favor of God
The Bible declares that Jesus had favor with God and man! Luke 2:52 (NKJV) “And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.” If Jesus grew in favor so can we! Notice it says here, that He grew in favor with God and men.
We should walk every day in the favor of God and the favor of man. Favor can be more valuable than money or possessions. In fact, favor can bring to you, whatever you need, regardless if you have money or not.
Webster says, “favor is: to regard or treat with favor (1) : to do a kindness for : OBLIGE (2) : ENDOW: to treat gently or carefully 2 : to show partiality toward : PREFER 3a : to give support or confirmation to : SUSTAIN b : to afford advantages for success to : FACILITATE good weather favored the outing.”
God wants to treat you with kindness, gently, carefully, support you, confirm you, and give you advantages for success. When you believe for His favor, it will come to you. He wants you to succeed!
His favor will also work through other people! There are times in this life that we need the favor of man! When that happens, know that came from God not man! God has always worked through people and still does! So, when you see His favor, thank Him! Be grateful and let Him know how much you appreciate His favor!
God Gives Favor to the Humble
James 4:6 tells us, “But He gives more grace. Wherefore He says, God resists the proud, but gives favor to the humble.” In other words, to receive the favor of God, we need to stay humble. Humility is not weakness, it is strength. To believe God for favor and to walk in His favor, you have to stay humble.
If we get prideful, He will resist us. If God is resisting us, we will not be successful! I want His favor so I can be successful! So let go of any pride that is in your life! Be ever mindful of His favor for your life!
Favor can turn a no into a yes! It can open a closed door! It can even create what is not there to enable you to do the impossible! So today believe, receive, and walk in His favor!
God’s Favor is Now
2 Corn. 6:2, For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you. I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.” The favor of God is now, not tomorrow!
Tomorrow is a word the devil uses a lot to keep you from the provision of God! The Bible teaches us that He is the God of the now!
There are things you and I need God to do now! His favor allows that! So look unto Him at all times and especially when you need Him now! He will not disappoint you!
The help of God is always available to us! It is up to us to walk in it! He has given His help to us, so use His favor for your benefit and help others with it! We serve a God of Divine favor!
I have seen His favor time and time again in my life and ministry. Years ago, we learned about God’s favor and received over $18,000 in goods, services, and money over a period of a few months in our personal lives! We were being so blessed by God, as we learned He wanted to pour out His blessings to us, so we would be blessed, and so we could bless others!
What are you waiting for? Start declaring, speaking, believing, for God’s favor starting right now and every day for the rest of your life! This is part of the abundant life Jesus talked about in John 10:10.