Gods Favour - Daily Devotional
The word favour means to feel or show approval or preference toward. When Gods favour is over your life it means doors open when they aren’t supposed to. It means thousands of people apply for the job but you’re hired even though you are not the most qualified. God favour means that everywhere you go, things are always working out for your benefit. This is what Gods favour is all about.
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Episode Notes & Bible Verses
For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favor as with a shield. – Psalm 5:12
As you are praying for Gods favour you can visualize a shield that is around you from every side. And no matter where you go, anything or anyone that comes in contact with that shield around you shows you favour. Believe that as you pray this at the beginning of each day.
Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands! – Psalm 90:17
When you are starting out to do any task or project, it’s important to ask for Gods favour to be upon you. When you pray for this then you will see that God will establish the works that you are doing and cause you to be successful as long as you are in His will.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. – Psalm 84:11
As you pray for Gods favour in all that you do, know that it’s His will to bless you with good things. He doesn’t want to withhold anything that is good for you. His favour will allow his blessings to enter your life.
“My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity. Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. – Proverbs 3:1-4 NIV
One of the most simplest ways to see Gods favour in your life is to follow Godly principles. Obedience to Gods word brings favour. It causes prosperity, peace and good results in your life. In addition to that, you will have a good name in Gods sight and with other people.
And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man. – Luke 2:52 NIV
Everyday our goal should be to grow. Not only physically, but emotionally, spiritually, intellectually among other areas in our lives. When we can grow and develop all these areas in our lives the result is that you will have favour with God and men.
When his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord gave him success in everything he did, Joseph found favor in his eyes and became his attendant. Potiphar put him in charge of his household, and he entrusted to his care everything he owned. From the time he put him in charge of his household and of all that he owned, the Lord blessed the household of the Egyptian because of Joseph. The blessing of the Lord was on everything Potiphar had, both in the house and in the field. – Genesis 39:3-5 NIV
When God’s favour is on you, it doesn’t matter where you are. Here we see that Joseph was a slave Gods favour still caused him to have good success to the extent that he was noticed by his master. In addition to that Potiphar put him at the head of his household. Once Potiphar did this, his entire household was blessed. You can expect to have the same impact when Gods favour is on your life. You boss and your company or whoever you work for will be blessed because of Gods favour on you.
How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?” And the Lord said to Moses, “I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name. – Exodus 33:16-17 NIV
Moses wanted assurance that Gods presence would be with him as he moved forward. When Gods presence is with you, the hinge will work out favourably towards you as long as you remain in his will. In this passage Moses was asking for Gods presence so that there will be a distinction on him and the Israelites.
So I will stretch out my hand and strike the Egyptians with all the wonders that I will perform among them. After that, he will let you go. “And I will make the Egyptians favorably disposed toward this people, so that when you leave you will not go empty-handed. Every woman is to ask her neighbor and any woman living in her house for articles of silver and gold and for clothing, which you will put on your sons and daughters. And so you will plunder the Egyptians. – Exodus 3:20-22 NIV
Gods favour is so powerful that it will cause your enemies to be a blessing to you. The Egyptians were so glad that the Israelites were going that they sent them out with gifts. These items were used to make the tabernacle in Exodus 35.
In the light of a king’s face there is life, and his favor is like the clouds that bring the spring rain. – Proverbs 16:15
There are certain people who have influence in this world and we should be discerning who these people are in our lives. I’m not saying that we should worship these people, but what I’m saying is that we should recognize who these people are in hopes that God will touch their heart so they will deal with us favourably. In this verse the spring rain means that it brought fresh life and prosperity because the spring rain was associated with a persons produce or crops planted.