The Favor Factor

The Favor Factor

David CerulloBy David Cerullo4 Minutes

Excerpt taken from The Favor Factor by David Cerullo

A Life Without Fear

In order to experience the fullness of God’s favor, you need to discover the “secret place” of intimacy with Him. In Psalm 91, the psalmist describes this amazing place and some of the benefits you’ll find when you learn to abide there:He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust’” (vs. 1-2).

Amid the storms of life, God wants to be your place of safety—your refuge and fortress. But this doesn’t happen automatically. You must make it your lifestyle to draw near to Him each day.

The psalmist goes on to describe the snares, pestilence, disease, and destruction that may be taking place all around you, yet you shall not be afraid(v. 5). Think of what a wonderful promise this is: A life without fear! Your Heavenly Father wants that to be your experience, my friend.

When the Lord is your refuge and dwelling place, you can walk boldly and confidently through life. When you face the devil’s lies, you can rebuff them, for God’s truth shall be your shield and buckler (v. 4). The Lord will protect you from harm and give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways(vs. 10-11).

The psalmist paints a vivid picture of living safely in God’s favor even when there is trauma all around: A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you(v. 7). When we love the Lord and learn to call on His name, He promises to be with us in times of trouble, to deliver us and honor us (vs. 14-15).

At the conclusion of this psalm, God promises the person who has entered His secret place: With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation(v. 16).

This is such a beautiful ending to Psalm 91. As soon as you surrender your life to Christ as your Lord and Savior, God’s favor begins in your life. The more you learn to abide in His secret place, the more this favor will grow, with enormous benefits throughout your life. And then God promises to satisfy you, not only with a “long life” on this earth, but also with an incredible life with Him throughout eternity.

Take a moment to thank the Lord and give Him praise for the amazing benefits of His favor. You may also want to read Psalm 91 from beginning to end, meditating on what God has promised you when you abide in the secret place. No matter what is happening all around you, you can experience God’s favor and live a life without fear!

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