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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Let the favor of God flow in your life

Lam 3:22-23.
22 Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
23 They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.

Through the Bible God's character is evident. God is merciful, compassionate, faithful, kind, good, just, righteous, patient and much more. His desire is always for you to end up in a good place - Jer 29:11. God's compassion never ceases - Lam 3:22-23 - but they are continuous. Every moment of your life is an opportunity to experience the favor and compassion of God.

You access the favor and compassion of God by first accessing His Word. You must fill yourself up with the Word of God and maintain an environment around you that is conducive for the presence of God. As you do this you will begin to experience manifestations of the favor and compassion of God. You can take it a step further by not taking a break from the Word of God - through meditation and by constantly maintaing the right environment. Then the flow of compassion and favor in your life will be continuous.

Friend every thing in the natural world is set against you as a result of the fall of Adam. Thank God that by virtue of your identification with the risen Jesus you have what it takes to live above this natural order of decay. The continuous flow of God's favor and compassion in your life is part of your salvation package. Make a commitment today to do what it takes to maximize the favor and compassion of God in your life.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Shout, your victory is here!

According to scripture in Jam 1:17, "every good and perfect gift comes from God." The Bible goes on to let us know that God's thoughts towards us are "thoughts of good and not of evil, to bring you to an expected end or to give you a future and hope" - Jer 29:11. The Psalmist says "what is man that thou art mindful of him" - Psa 8:4. In Matt 7:11, Jesus says "If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!"

All these scriptures refer to a good, loving and kind God. They refer to a God who is ready, willing and able to shower His children will favor. God's desire is that all things will work out for your good - Rom 8:28 - and that you will never lack any good thing - Psa 37:25. This is the nature of the God who loves you. Aren't you glad that this is the character of the God who loves you.

Friend have a positive attitude and expect the favor of God to manifest in every situation that you face. Expect that you will eventually end up in a good place irrespective of the situations that you face. After all Jesus said "but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." Jesus overcame so that you can overcome. So don't let anyone or any situation get you down and depressed. Do your part by developing and releasing your faith concerning the promises of God, and standing firm on the Word of God. The manifestation of your victory is around the corner.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Access the secrets you need for your promotion

God seeks a relationship with you. He desires for you to be intimate with Him; He desires fellowship with you. However God will not force you into a closer relationship with you. He gave man a will for a reason. So you will have to make a decision for a more intimate relationship with God. Any decision for a closer relationship with God must be driven by love.

However there are many benefits to an intimate relationship with God. It is in the place of intimacy that you are able to download the secrets of God - Deut 29:29 & Dan 2:19. These secrets have been kept for you and not from you. Also, when you have an intimate relationship with God, your ability to hear His voice and receive instructions is enhanced.

Jesus said that He only did what He saw His Father do - John 5:19. This was possible because Jesus had an intimate relationship with the Father. Scripture also lets us know that Jesus increased in wisdom, favor and stature - Luk 2:52. The key to His increase was His close relationship to the Father.

God wants to increase you. One of the keys to your increase is the quality of relationship that you have developed with the Father. An intimate relationship with the Father will enable you to access the secrets and instructions that you need for your elevation.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

God is Committed to You

By virtue of your identification with Christ you have been restored unto right standing with God - Rom 5:17-18. You have been made righteous in Christ. As a result you have every right to approach and communicate with God without any sense of guilt or unworthiness - Heb 4:16.

You are a member of the body of Christ and a child of God. Just like an earthly child can boldly approach his/her parents you can do the same to your Heavenly Father. You can approach God with confidence daily and at any time of the day.

God is willing and able to release His power to bring about your favor and success (grace) but you must first approach Him with your requests. Don't let anyone deceive you about your right to stand boldly before God. He is a loving Father and you are His Child. God is committed to you - Jer 29:11.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

You are accepted by grace

By the grace of God you are accepted in the Kingdom of God - Eph 1:6. It was by the grace of God that the Lord purchased your freedom through the sacrifice of His Son Jesus - Eph 1:7. It is because of this sacrifice that you can now be called a child of God.

God's grace doesn't end at the point you identify with the death and resurrection of Jesus, and become born again. Rather you are forever called into a life of grace from the point of new birth onward. You were not just accepted one time. You are accepted forever more. Irrespective of what you are going through or what you may have done, you still have access to the grace of God.

Child of God you are accepted by the grace of God. You must learn to accept the grace of God. Don't allow anyone including the enemy to lie to you concerning your status as the beloved of God. If you make a mistake, repent, pick yourself up and move on. As you remain in the Word of God and prioritize the presence of God, you will eventually overcome those mistakes by the help of the Holy Spirit. Through it all, you remain accepted.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

As you walk in the favor of God you will enjoy outstanding results

The favor of God is available to every believer. It is part of your salvation package. God makes His favor available to you so that you can stand out from the crowd. He does this so that His glory can be revealed through you. He also does this because it will require His favor for you to accomplish all that He has called you to do.

The early church accomplished tremendous things for the Kingdom. They had uncommon results. The church grew rapidly beyond natural efforts and comprehension. The rapid growth of the church was acknowledged in scripture - Acts 2:47. Without the favor of God the early church would not have had a fraction of the results that they saw.

Friend your natural abilities will only take you so far; they are limited. God is willing and able to make His unlimited power available for your benefit and favor. This willingness and ability is described as the grace of God. Learn to develop and release your faith for the favor of God in every area of your life. As you do so you will enjoy uncommon results.

By the grace of God your natural efforts are supernaturally magnified

The apostles of the early church had a great assignment. Their assignment required the grace of God. The grace of God is described as God's willingness to make His power and ability available for the benefit and favor of His children. As a result of the grace of God the early church grew in influence and size - Acts 4:33 & 2:47.

Similarly it will take the grace of God for you to accomplish your God-given assignment. Apostle Paul acknowledged the divine favor of God in his ability to fulfill destiny - 1 Cor 15:10. Whatever God has called you to do will take more than just your natural abilities and labor. God wants to make His power available for your success; His desire is for you to labor by grace.

As you labor factor in the grace of God. The grace of God is a difference maker. By the grace of God your natural efforts are supernaturally magnified, and your results are supernaturally amplified.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Your relationships go a long way in determining your outcome

Your relationships go a long way in determining your outcome. You see there are relationships that God has pre-destined for your favor. Your ability to recognize and treat these relationships appropriately is important in your path to fulfilling destiny. Conversely the wrong relationships can take you further away from fulfilling your destiny.

According to scripture in Pro 13:20, a friend of a wise man walks in wisdom while the friend of a foolish man walks in foolishness. Friend it can take an action based on wisdom to cause you to walk in manifested favor. Similarly an action based on foolishness can cause you to walk further away from the manifestation of divine favor.

You must regularly evaluate the friends that you are surrounded by. Allow God to lead you as you evaluate your friendships. Are they enabling you to walk in divine favor or are they enabling the compromise of the flow of divine favor into your life? Choose your friends wisely and you will not live a compromised life.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The flow of favor in your life will not cease

On of the laws in operation in the Kingdom of God is the law of seed time and harvest. This law states that every seed will bring forth a harvest as long as the earth remains - Gen 8:22. This represents God's system and is mostly applied in the area of finances. However this law can also be applied in the area of favor.

Do you desire favor in a particular area of your life? If you do then look for an opportunity to sow favor in another person's direction. Don't just let this be a one-time event. If you truly understand how seed time and harvest works then you will seek to grab every opportunity to sow a seed of favor because this guarantees a constant harvest of favor in your life. In other words the flow of favor in your life will not cease.

Friend make a commitment today to constantly sowing seeds of favor. Then expect and receive the flow of favor in your life.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Watch as the favor overtakes you

Pride is another one of the greatest blockers of the flow of divine favor into your life. A prideful man is someone who believes that all that he has ever achieved was as a result of his labor. He brags about how much he had to sweat to get to where he is. He confidently shares stories of how he intends to toil in order to make even more progress in all areas of his life. In his stories there is a distinct lack of the mention of God's hand in his life. He is convinced that he can be successful all by himself.

Friend pride such as described above is what leads to failure and eventually destruction - Pro 18:12. The devil is an example of one who fell to pride. He had a favored position in the Kingdom having been created with great musical capacity. As the bible lets us know his downfall began once he considered that he did not need God and in fact could be at the same level as God. He was eventually cast down and consigned to eternal death.

You see rather than pride you need humility. Humility refers to your ability to submit your will to God's will, and to acknowledge God's hand in your affairs. This is what opens the door for divine favor to flow in your life. You must learn not to believe so much in your own ability that you ignore the fact that your natural ability is limited. However God's ability is unlimited. Let go of pride and subscribe to humility, and watch as the favor of God overtakes you.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Let the favor of God flow freely in your life

Sin is one of the greatest blockers of divine favor. Sin stops the flow of divine favor in your direction. How can the favor of God be in abundance over your life while you continually sin - Rom 6:1? What business does light have with darkness - 2 Cor 6:14?

The truth is that when you became born again, you old sin nature was replaced and a new nature was given to you. Your old spirit was replaced with a brand new spirit. You are now the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, the light of the world. As a result of this transformation your default state is no longer sinful.

From time to time you may still stumble and make mistakes. However as a child of God you do not make sin a habit. Rather you pick yourself up, confess your sin - Pro 28:13, move on and stay in God's Word. You keep pressing on. Don't allow guilt and shame to keep you bound. As you make a conscious effort to leave sin behind the flow of God's favor will continue to be present in all of your endeavors.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

It's Favor Time!

Psa 102:13 (NIV)
You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show favor to her; the appointed time has come.

The divine favor of God is part of our salvation package. God knew that you will require His favor in order to be all that you were created to be - 1 Cor 15:10. As children of God you must be conscious of God's divine favor in all of your endeavors. You must acknowledge and expect the favor of God to be manifested in every situation.

Friend this favor is not for some undefined time in the future. This favor is for now. This is the set time for you to be favored - Psa 102:13. Get away from the mindset that God will favor you in the future or God favored me in the past. God wants you to experience His favor now and forever. I declare that the favor of God will cause you to shine now. Amen.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Your gratitude towards God positions you for divine favor

Gratitude and thanksgiving are not very natural behaviors for man. In the culture of our time it is not even second nature to be grateful. According to scripture in Rom 1:21 many people know God and can see the hand of God evident all around them. However they neither acknowledge and glorify Him nor thank Him. Don't be part of this group of people.

Friend your attitude towards God with respect to what He has done for your i.e. your gratitude or ingratitude is a key to determining how much divine favor is manifested in your life. Just like a thankful or grateful son stirs up favor in his parents and causes them to desire to do more for the son. Similarly your gratitude towards God positions you for the favor of God.

As a child of God you have access to divine favor. Make a commitment today to live a life of gratitude to God. Your lifestyle of gratitude towards God enables divine favor to continually flow in your direction.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

You will experience manifestations of divine favor continually

Saul was chosen by God to be king - 1 Sam 10:1,6-8,24. This was the favor of God in operation. It was this divine favor that caused him to be selected from amongst all the people for such a high office. Saul was divinely equipped to function in this office.

Something happened along the way. Saul became arrogant and began to disobey the protocol and instructions of God - 1 Sam 13:13-14;15:10-11. Saul had previously been positioned for the favor of God. Now by his acts of disobedience he had caused himself to no longer be in position for divine favor. He became disqualified to be God's chosen king. Eventually Saul's reign came to an end. He died dishonorably - 1 Chr 10:13, 1 Sam 31:1-6.

Friend even though God has promised to pour out His favor upon you - Psa 102:13 - you must still do your part to ensure that you are positioned for divine favor. You must resist going down the same path that Saul travelled. Rather be faithful and committed to the plans, instructions and purpose of God. Then you will experience manifestations of divine favor continually.