And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.1 (Lk. 2:52 )
There are few things that have the potential to change a man’s life overnight-literally. One of these is favor. Favor is an act of kindness, beyond what is due or expected. When you find favor in the sight of men, you are thrown into blessings and showers of goodness not resulting from your sweat and toil. Favor is real. The Israelites found favor in the sight of the Egyptians, orchestrated by God, and they were abundantly supplied with silver and gold beyond measure. Mephibosheth in the scripture found favor in David’s eyes and he had a total life change within 24 hours and moved from being a “dead dog” in a remote village to sitting in the King’s table to dine with the princes of the land. You do not have to toil for everything. There are some things God will bring your way in favor with men.
Grace is essentially favor with God. Often, believers fail to see that this favor is not simply some religious cliche but has practical, present day, here-and-now applications. Favor with God will show up in your life as favor with men. Jesus grew in favor but with God and with men. These two arms of favor were not distinct parallel trends in His life. The favor of God that was at work in His life caused men to favor Him. God has chosen to work on earth through men. He will use the men around you to bring things into your life, by causing them to favor you. Favor with men is one of the ways the Lord will use to bless your life.
It is important to note that this favor with men is not from men, but from God! If we do not understand this truth, we will try to please men to obtain their favor. You do not need the people around you to like you in order for them to favor you. Do not go off the course of righteousness to do something to please somebody at your job, home or social circle because you want to get their favor. You will end up with favor that is not from God, and you will soon find out with time. All you need is to have God’s favor at work in your life! As a believer, you are highly favored in Christ! Set your eyes on the things above, to please your Father, and not men, and favor with men will blossom in your life!
The Word in your mind and mouth (1 Tim 4:15; Josh 1: 8)
Meditate on that verse above today, and keep that Word in your mind and mouth.
Water the Seed (word) to grow. Invite the Spirit’s strength! (Isa 32:15; Zach 4:6)
Thank God that you are highly favored! You have found favor with both God, and men!
APPLY THE WORD TODAY!
Your door to a blessed life today is doing God’s Word. Refuse to be a hearer or reader only! (James 1:22-26)
Life with a mindset of favor today. You do not need to sweat in that job or business to obtain the same result. There is such a thing as favor. You will begin to see results when you know, accept and believe in it, that God’s favor is upon you in everything you do!
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