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God’s Favor Is All You Need

“May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us.” – Psalm 90:17 NIV

If I called you on the phone today and asked how I could pray for you, what would you say? Do you need God’s healing touch? A financial breakthrough? The restoration of your marriage? Deliverance from an addiction? The salvation of your kids or other loved ones?

Well, I have great news:

 There’s only one thing you really need—God’s favor!

You see, when you open your heart to God’s wisdom and favor, everything else in your life is impacted. Not only will He reenergize your spiritual life, but there will be a transformation of your health, finances, and relationships as well.

This is why David could boldly say, “Those who seek the LORD lack no good thing” (Psalm 34:10). The only need we have is a “seek the Lord” need!

To David, this was more than a nice theory. Because he had drawn near to the Lord as his Good Shepherd, he lacked nothing (Psalm 23:1). And he was so confident of God’s ongoing favor in his life that he proclaimed, “Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever” (v. 6).

David experienced this same kind of favor when the prophet Samuel was seeking God’s direction on who Israel’s next king should be (1 Samuel 16). Samuel knew the king was to be chosen from among the sons of Jesse, and so the sons were paraded before the prophet to see which one was the Lord’s choice. Samuel must have been puzzled when none of the seven oldest sons met with God’s approval, so he told Jesse: “The LORD has not chosen these…Are these all the sons you have?” (vs. 10-11)

Apparently, no one had thought to invite David to this important gathering. He was the youngest son, and he was out tending his father’s sheep.

But while everyone else was looking at factors like age and rank, God was looking for a man after His heart…who would fulfill His purposes (Acts 13:22, 36).

God was looking for a person He could show His favor to!

Friend, I hope you are such a person. Perhaps you feel like you’re just taking care of some smelly old sheep in a forgotten place today…but tomorrow your royalty may be revealed!

Favor Amid Hard Times

At this point, you may want to protest, “But David, you don’t understand. I’ve tried to serve the Lord faithfully for many years, but I don’t really sense His favor right now.”

Believe me, Barbara and I have faced similar times. And so did the Bible’s greatest heroes.

In fact, God’s favor often shines the brightest amid dark days. Let me explain…

  • Noah lived in an exceptionally evil generation, and the Lord was about to pour out His judgment on humanity (Genesis 6:1-8). “But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD” (v. 8). What an encouraging lesson for us: Even if judgment, destruction, disease, or financial lack is all around us, we can experience God’s blessings, protection, and favor.
  • Esther lived in extremely dangerous times, and powerful men like Haman were plotting to eradicate the Jewish people. Yet Esther found favor in the eyes of all who saw her” (Esther 2:15). Later, that amazing favor enabled her to successfully petition the king for the Jews’ safety. Just as Esther experienced, God wants to give us His favor “for such a time as this” (Esther 4:14) — so we can make an impact on the people around us.
  • Daniel was taken captive by the Babylonians and removed from his homeland. He could have thought the Lord had abandoned him, but instead we’re told, God had caused the official to show favor and compassion to Daniel” (Daniel 1:9). This is such a wonderful reminder that God’s favor can come to us regardless of how difficult our circumstances seem and no matter where we are!

Take a Step of Faith

Barbara and I are praying for you this month, asking God to touch every area of your life with His divine favor. We believe in the power of prayer, and we’ve seen the Lord give breakthroughs to countless partners when they contacted the Inspiration Prayer Center to intercede for their needs.

But we’ve also seen another spiritual principle at work in the pages of Scripture and in our own lives:

Sometimes a step of faith and obedience is needed before God’s favor is released!

People in the Bible were asked to do such things as dip in the Jordan River…give their last bit of food to the prophet…stretch out their withered hand…wash in the Pool of Siloam…or plant a financial Seed. But whenever people exercised their faith and obeyed the Lord, He did miracles!

What step of faith is God asking you to take today? If you are waiting for Him to release His FAVOR, He may be waiting for you to release your SEED!

I’m convinced that a great Harvest of favor is coming to your life as you Sow Seeds of faith, expectancy, and obedience.

God bless you!

David Sig

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David Cerullo is CEO of Inspiration Ministries, an international ministry he established over 20 years ago to impact people for Christ worldwide through the media. He and his wife Barbara have been married for more than 30 years. Ordained for ministry since 1974, he is committed to helping believers strengthen their walk.

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