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You’re favored by God! You’re the object of God’s love, grace, and goodness. He has done, is doing and plans to do favorable things in your life!
Life changes when we believe in the favor of God—when we know that it’s real and that it’s promised to us! Our thinking and actions improve when we live with an awareness of God’s favor. Our expectations change. We begin looking for evidence of God’s presence and blessings around us.
What does God’s favor do for us?
The favor of God brings the blessings of God to us. Take a look at the prophetic words spoken over the Israelite tribe of Naphtali in Deuteronomy 33:23 (NIV) “About Naphtali he said: ‘Naphtali is abounding with the favor of the Lord and is full of blessing…’”
Notice the connection between “abounding with favor” and being “full of blessing.” While this specifically referred to this tribe, the broader principle applies to us. God’s favor brings blessings!
What are blessings? A blessing is “a special favor, Mercy or benefit.” (Dictionary.com). A blessing promotes and produces “happiness and welfare.” (Merriam-Webster).
Because you’re favored by God, you’re also blessed by God. He is looking after your welfare. He’s engaged in teaching and guiding you to live your life in a way that produces genuine happiness. He’s for you, not against you!
You are favored, and you are blessed!