Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Having the Favor of God


What does it mean to have The Favor of God?

To favor means, “to give special regard to; to treat with goodwill; to show exceptional kindness to someone. Sometimes, it means to show extra kindness in comparison to the treatment of others; that is, preferential treatment.”

It is from this use of favor that we get the word, “favorite”. The greatest favors are shown to the favorite. Ex., “that is my favorite student! That is my favorite teacher! That is my favorite friend!”

This insinuates there is a difference, and sometimes it can’t be explained in words. My personal belief is that people can say what they want about favor, but there is a price to pay to have favor smeared on your life and that price is Obedience!
I am reminded of the story of Joseph, and although I am not going to go into detail here, it was undoubtedly so that favor rested upon his life. However, even in the midst of the favor resting upon him he had to pay a tremendous price on order for others to realize it was there.  Many believers (to me) aren’t willing to pay such a price.

Another Biblical example of Favor was Esther. Esther received royal favor above all the other virgins (Esther 2:17), and the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head and made her queen instead of Vashti.

How favor and fasting connects is this. When a person fasts they get Gods attention, and that individual begins to do things that will naturally please the Lord. In doing so, it is like a breath of fresh air being sent up to heaven in the nostrils of God. He then in turn begins to reciprocate the same but in ways that will now allow others to grant you attention, access and all sorts of blessings will follow.

When the heart of God is touched by an individual, God will move on that persons behalf very quickly.
  • Favor will allow doors that were closed tightly to open immediately!
  • Favor will allow you to obtain a position that you were not even qualified to have!
  • Favor will allow your enemies to be made your footstool!
  • Favor will allow you to connect to great people!
  • Favor will just plain and simple Make people Like You just because!
  • Favor steps in when there is a “Lack of Skill” and allows you to perform at a higher level you weren’t originally qualified for!

When a person fasts, this allows Favor to literally fall from heaven!

However, favor is not always used in a comparative way toward others. It sometimes simply means that the one favored is shown kindness and treated with a generosity and goodwill far beyond what would normally be expected. This is generally the favor that we receive from the Lord. We are treated much better than we could expect. Of course, every believer is favored to some degree. Therefore, we must understand God’s favor in degrees. The more we please God, the more we will be favored by Him. Also, it is important not to think of this favor in material or worldly terms. God’s favor, most likely, will be given in spiritual blessings more than in material blessings.

Scriptures On God’s Favor
Genesis 39: 1-4 And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him down thither. And the Lord was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. And his master saw that the Lord was with him, and that the Lord made all that he did to prosper in his hand.And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.
You have granted me life and favor, and Your care has preserved my spirit. Job 10:12 For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; with favor. You will surround him as with a shield. Psalm 5:12

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:5–6

For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. Psalm 30:5

The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Numbers 6:25–26

A faithful man shall abound with blessings” Proverbs 28:20

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11

So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved. Acts 2:46–47

For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many. Romans 5:15

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, Ephesians 1:7–8

And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant, with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. 1 Timothy 1:14

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16
Many Blessings,

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  1. Great thoughts; I'm in the midst of one. Was looking for some confimation, and reminders.

  2. Good thoughts. I am in the midst of one. Dealing with an issue that will not seem to go away. Very troubling. So I decided to do a sunrise to sunset fast, until it changes. So far its been almost 3 weeks. No time limit, but resolution is paramount.

    1. You just have to believe that God will listen to all your prayers, God bless you

  3. Fasting turn situation around. Esther fasted for 3 days then she obtain favour from the king. Esther 4:16

  4. I am going to fast I believe in God with all of my heart and trust him with everything I am I know sometimes we have to be patient and it is on God’s timing that it will be done.

  5. I'm more than willing to pursue this principle of fasting, Prayer and Giving because I really need the Lord to move in my life and I made a vow that I WILL NEVER GIVE UP, I am very much inspired by Daniel chapter 1 and 10,Ezrah's fasting for safe journey and protection.I have just finished the 40days Daniel fast and right now I'm no longer craving for alcohol,I thank the Lord for it,Amen.