Abundance of Favor

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Favor will follow the children of God wherever they go!

In the store, you receive unexpected discounts.  At work, promotion follows right after promotion.  Your kids receive a full-scholarship to college.  Your health is blessed, your children are blessed and that joy that Psalmist David proclaimed many times, becomes alive in your spirit.

Nehemiah 8:10,  “Neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

 

When everyone is treated one way, and somehow you are treated differently.

When like stagnant water others remain still while you, like an unending stream keep moving, growing and branching.

While others trust in their own knowledge and skills, you trust in God.

Like a cloud following you everywhere you go, God’s favor and love abounds.

Father,

like a showers from the sky, may abundance of favor be with me always.

 

God had instructed Abraham to leave his home and go to a “land I will show you.” (Genesis 12:1)

In direct obedience to God, Abraham leaves his town, his wife joining him, and also multitudes of servants, camels, sheep and cattle.  But also following him and his household was Lot, his nephew.

 While on their journey they reached a place between Bethel (the house of God) and Ai (ruins).  Abraham parked for a while and here, Abraham built and altar to God and prayed. But the men and household of Abraham and the household of Lot were too large to work side-by-side each other.  They had to separate. Lot saw a plain of the Jordan because it was “well watered” and left to obtain it.  (Genesis 13:10) After Lot left Abraham and all of his household, servants and cattle behind,

God spoke to Abraham saying,

Look around from where you are, to the north and south, to the east and west. 15 All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring[a] forever. 16 I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted.

1Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you.

We as children of Abraham, as seed of the Faith and Inheritance of God, have a right to this blessing too!

An inheritance that we only need to reach out and grab: for it was already given to us!!

Favor is for the getting.  Blessings, joy and hope if we just would receive it by faith.

 Father, thank you for the many favor you have

put in my life.  I recognize that it was given by you

and you alone.  May other see this favor and come

to love you more.

 

Reference:

http://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionary/search/?q2=bethel

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