Summary: He wants you to know it,He wants you to expect it, He wants you to experience it, He wants you to walk in it consistently.. Day in day out
Payday Is On The Way!
So much to remember,
So easy to forget,
So much to enjoy!!
We talk about the favor of God quite often, because we want you to remind you of how available it is...
We talk about the favor of God quite often, because it's easy to forget all that it can do and accomplish in your life for you....
that's why the devil distracts us constantly, wanting us to forget all of its benefits...
It's our obligation to talk about Gods Unmerited Favor
and how much He wants you to enjoy His presence in your life...your whole life through...
TBS. (The bible says) Gods favor is for a lifetime...
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. ( this tells us, that God is a rescuer when we call on Him)
2.O Lord my God, I cried to You and You have healed me.
( God is a healer, when we call and cry out to Him)
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).
( it doesn't matter, where your at...no decease, place, or location is to far for God to go to...or to rescue his sons and daughters from)
4.Sing to the Lord, O you saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.
( thankfulness is not to be forgotten after things get on track, always give The Lord, His just due praise...His goodness, is not to be taken for granted)
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.
(Afflictions will come...but they have to go, when Gods favor shows up and Joy will always be found...in the presence of Gods Favor)
One definition of the word favor is, special privileges or rights granted, and with is an advantage for success.
When you put God first, when you take care of His business and make Him the first priority in your life,
When you Focus on trusting in His ability instead of your own,
Good things, no thats an understatement, Great things, will start to happen and continue to happen in your life as long as you do!
It does require audience participation though....
you have to choose to walk in the favor of The Lord!...Yes...It's a Faith Thing, it doesn't just happen!
When you choose to walk in Gods Favor....you open the door for His favor to come flooding into your life,
and at the same time, you slam it shut on the accuser and the things of the world. Praise God!!
When you walk in His Favor, you have the advantage for success, you have a God-given edge!
Now...even someone may have done you wrong and it may seem as though, right now as though they have one upped you.
Things are not always as they appear, there not even close..
even though things are going wrong at this very moment,
And it looks like things are never going to change...in your situation.
I'm here to tell you this morning, one moment of Gods Favor shining on you...
Can change your situation forever...not just for now..but forever!!
You see the devil would like you to think..that it's a per instance thing..but Gods word declares..it's for a lifetime!! Amen?
It's up to us..as long as we keep walking in it..it's part of the benefits of having a relationship with God..to be enjoyed forever!!
If anyone ever knew about what were talking about here, it was Joseph,
Sold into slavery not once but twice, accused wrongly and imprisoned,
taken advantage of who knows how many times along the way!
Let me tell you something...the devil can knock you down...but the devil cannot,
I repeat cannot knock you out!! Amen??
There were several times it appeared he was down, but he was never out,
Because he knew, he had the favor of God on his life and he kept telling himself,
Everybody tells me no, but I know God has plans for me, big plans, plans to prosper me and not harm me,
and even though it seems dark now, it's only for a moment, because my future looks bright, my best days are ahead of me!
Joseph's story is a great example for all of us...sometimes our faith is tested the same way...and we have to remind ourselves just like he did!!
When things happen in life to us...and oh yes, they will happen..it's only temporary at best,
and it doesn't change Gods plans...