Summary: Life liberty and the pursuit of happiness, isn't that what we all want? Do you know what that sounds like in spiritual terms..."abundant life"
Gods, Forever Favor!
Psalm 30:1-5, AMP
1.I WILL extol You, O Lord, for You have lifted me up and have not let my foes rejoice over me.
2.O Lord my God, I cried to You and You have healed me.
3.O Lord, You have brought my life up from Sheol (the place of the dead); You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit (the grave).
4.Sing to the Lord, O you saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.
5.For His anger is but for a moment, but His favor is for a lifetime or in His favor is life. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
One definition of the word favor by Webster is: special privileges or rights granted or bestowed.
Man’s favor, (you know self effort) gives you an advantage for success in the natural for a moment. But God’s Favor, gives you an accelerated advantage in the supernatural realm forever.
Favor is experienced in both situations, but never forget God is the supplier of both, wether it's mans favor or Gods favor, ultimately it's all Gods favor!
James 1:17 KJ
17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
At some point usually in a persons life, when good things start to happen and the tide turns. You know when you get a better job, or a new house and a better wardrobe full of nice clothes. The look what I have done mindset wants to rise up and take the credit.
TBS. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Whatever it is good that you receive, how ever great or insignificant it may be can only be credited to one thing. Gods generosity and Love that He has for you! Amen?
Some might say, "but I've worked hard!" While that may be true, hard work and your efforts will only get you so far. But when their multiplied by the supernatural favor of God. Something amazing happens that never could happen in the natural!
It's called acceleration! Has anyone ever heard of perpetual motion? Man has been trying to invent such a thing forever. It's when you get something started it just keeps on going and doesn't stop.
That's how God's favor is once you realize it and experience it in your life, it just keeps on going and giving and never ever stops!
I don’t know about you, but I prefer supernatural and Gods abilities working in my life, over the natural anytime!
When you put God first, when you take care of His business and by that I mean,
Pay your tithe, give your time, witness and serve others, read His word and make Him the first priority in your life, He will supernaturally and abundantly Bless you!
TBS in Malachi chapter 3 says if will do the things God tells you to do, He will pour out a blessing you can't contain and also will rebuke the devourer for you sakes!
When you Focus on trusting, believing and pursuing in His ability instead of your own,
Good things, no that’s an understatement, Super natural things, will start to happen and continue to happen in your life!
David realized this amazing truth and wanted everyone to know it!
Psalms 5:11-12 NKJ
But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You;
Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them;
Let those also who love Your name
Be joyful in You.
12 For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous;
With favor You will surround him as with a shield.
Job 22:28 NKJ
You will also declare a thing,
And it will be established for you;
So light will shine on your ways.
Both David and Job, despite what circumstances and life dealt them, chose not to trust in their abilities. But rather to trust and declare in Gods amazing abilities! And do you know what happened? God Blessed them both Supernaturally!
Yes, but their circumstances were very trying and difficult! I'm sure you would say the same as would I, about circumstances we have been through. They realized their circumstances were at best temporary, as does anyone who has ever tasted the favor and blessings of God!
Jeremiah 17:5-8 NKJ
5 Thus says the Lord:
“Cursed is the man who trusts in man
And makes flesh his strength,
Whose heart departs from the Lord.
6 For he shall be like a shrub in the desert,
And shall not see when good comes,
But shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness,