In my prior post, “What is Favor?” we looked at people of the bible walking in God’s favor. In part two, “Receiving Favor” I want to pose a few questions on our propensity to receive favor from God.
Are you a Faithful Vessel?
How attentively are you listening to God’s guidance in your life? Do you tune your ear daily to the Holy Spirit, inquiring how you can live and serve Him? We can’t expect to walk in favor with God if our day to day life does not beckon rich relationship with the Lord.
Is Your Obedience to God Alone?
Like Noah, we have a choice in our commitment to the Lord. He could have been swayed by the critical voices around Him, ultimately laying his obedience before others. Instead, he committed himself to the Lord’s plans. Commitment and obedience to God is vital to receiving favor.
Favor is God’s to Give and Ours to Receive
I don’t want to confuse faithfulness or obedience to God with an ability to earn favor. It’s something that God, in His goodness, freely gives. While a rooted relationship with the Father opens us up to more of Him, we can’t earn His grace.
A prayer for you today: Holy Spirit, guide this person’s mind and heart to long for your guidance and instruction. Prepare their life for the favor you intend to release over them.
“And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.” (Isaiah 58:11)