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Did you know that we who are followers of Christ have total access to God’s favor?  It is our birthright. God has been speaking to me on this very subject for almost a week and I want to share with you what He has revealed to me. One way that I am confident that God is giving me revelation is when He confirms something for me multiple times, usually 3 but sometimes more. I will back this up with scripture and pray that this gives you the desire to want to go deeper into God’s ways. It is vitally important for you to understand what Jesus means when He said, I am the way, the truth and the life. There is only one way that brings forth the life you desire and that is to seek him with your whole being so He can mend the broken areas of your life. We cannot fool or manipulate God, ever. He is our creator and knows us better than we know ourselves. It all begins with an real authentic relationship; time spent and relationship nurtured.

The first thing I want you to consider is what it means to surrender your life over to God. Many of us will be baptized but fewer will actually walk with Christ. Walking with Christ is a surrendering of one’s life and allowing God to take it from there. It is total dependence on the only one who has the power to make real change possible. Heaven’s resources are unlimited but it all starts from the inside.

What do you believe? Faith pleases God but how do we get faith when everything looks and feels so out of control in our lives and in world around us? God says focus not on the seen but the unseen. The seen is temporal but the unseen is eternal and much more real than the natural. So many of us put all of our eggs into this life and what the world says we should do but why would we do that when God is the creator? Why would be worship creation ( people, power, money, jobs, houses, oceans, clothes, hobbies, etc) and not the creator?

They exchange the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the creator who is worthy of praise.- Romans 1:25

But remember the Lord you God for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today- Deuteronomy 8:18

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, with whom there is no change of shifting shadow- James 1:17

God does not just prosper us so that we can look good; the prosperity that we have been given is to accomplish His specific assignment for our lives. God wants us to take care of our families and then take care of others. See, money isn’t evil, it is what you do with money, the enticement of money that can create a snare. If you are using money for the sole purpose of making your life better only, then you have missed why you are here.

In order to have God’s favor on your life, there are some things we must do to gain access. This isn’t a one time or occasional thing, this is lifestyle.

  1. Meditate on the word of God and then actually obey. Sin does destroy and we all fall short so don’t get caught up in that so much but turn your heart to God. When you surrender, you invite God to come in. He will show you along the way what He wants you to do or not do. He is able to transform, we must be willing and then obey. It’s a process but stick to His plan. Get into a time spent relationship with Him. He is good and trustworthy.
  2. Pray, pray, pray. Learn to pray consistently. This draws you closer to your Father. Prayer creates intimacy and total access. Prayer is powerful but you must believe which leads me to my third point.
  3. Faith!!! Nothing pleases God more than you having faith in Him. God will stretch us to increase our faith. You may be in a serious bind and everything around you in the natural is getting worse. You lost your job, you can’t pay your mortgage, your kids have strayed, you wife is about to file for divorce, you have just been diagnosed with a serious illness/disease. Get on your knees and pray and have faith that God will do only what He can do. If doubt starts to creep in and it will, ask for more faith.
  4. Praise! Look above at the verse again from Romans 1:25. We are to only worship one and that is God. Start asking God to remove the idols in your life. Stop reading your horoscope, self help books, or looking to the universe for answers. Stop getting advice from  your “worldly” friends who only have human wisdom and no real relationship with God. True wisdom comes again from one source.  God is your qualifier! Give him the praise that he so deserves.
  5. Sow seeds. Ask God each morning, show me where you want me to sow a seed. Blessing others not out of obligation but from a pure heart opens the way to God’s favor.

Secular favor is very different than supernatural favor. There are no strings attached to God’s favor. It is a free gift given out of love. Put into practice the above and watch what happens. God does not renege on His promises.

And my God will supply every need of yours, according to His riches in glory in Jesus Christ- Phil 4:19

Let it Be!

 

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