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Certainly, you have asked someone for a favor at some point in your life, and likely you have done a favor for someone.
True favor involves doing something for someone that’s not required, expected or demanded. It’s an act of assistance, goodness or generosity that comes from the heart of the person extending it, with no strings attached.
God is in the favoring business—not just for a select few. God favors all His children! His nature is gracious, generous, kind and good. He continually expresses His favor to people like you! You can’t earn it, and you don’t deserve it, but He gives it anyway!
The promise of God’s favor is found in many places in the Bible. Look at what the psalm writer David said about it in Psalm 5:12 (NIV) “Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.”
Think about this for a moment. God’s favor is surrounding you. It’s shielding you. You are in the center of an outpouring of God’s favor in and upon your life!
Knowing and believing this, changes your attitude. It changes your perspective. It causes you to live with hope, anticipating good things from God, expecting demonstrations of God’s goodness to you.
Know and believe that, as one of God’s children, you’re favored! Hold your head up in faith and look for the evidence. It’s all around you! Declare today, “I am favored by God!”