What would your life be like if the favor of God surrounded you each and every day? Would you experience more grace? More happiness? More success? Would the fruit of the spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) be more evident in your life? If you want to experience more of the favor of God, then embrace these five truths:
Truth #1: God’s Favor is God’s grace.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.” –Ephesians 2:8, NKJV
God’s favor, aka God’s grace, is the reason you are saved. You are saved by His favor.
Truth #2: God’s favor affects every area of life.
“So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus.” –Ephesians 2:7
God’s favor has taken care of everything you will ever need—spirit, soul and body. Every part of your life is impacted by the grace and favor of God. This doesn’t just mean you are going to heaven. It means you are delivered, protected, preserved, healed and made whole.
Truth #3: God began showing you His favor even before you were born again.
“But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” –Romans 5:8
Salvation is the greatest expression of God’s favor, and it was made available to you even when you were still lost. Being born again was just the starting place for His favor to pour out. And He will pour out grace and more favor to you every moment of your life if you’ll receive it!
Truth #4: God’s favor surrounds you continually.
“For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him as with a shield.” –Psalm 5:12, NKJV
As a born-again child of God, you have been made righteous by Jesus and that righteousness came with the favor of God, which surrounds you constantly!
Truth #5: You must realize and accept God’s favor to experience it fully.
“May God give you more and more grace and peace as you grow in your knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord. By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence.” –2 Peter 1:2-3
Before you can receive the benefits of God’s favor, you must know that they are yours. Just as with every other spiritual benefit, you must receive them by faith.
If you desire to have God’s favor evident in your life, then begin to study and contemplate these truths. Understand that God’s favor—His grace—was available to you even before you were His. And now, since you are a child of God, His favor toward you has grown. It touches every area of your life and surrounds you continually. All you have to do is accept it by faith. The favor of God is yours—now and forever.
If you would like to learn more about God’s favor—what it is and how to receive it, read Gloria Copeland’s article, “God’s Favor Will Change Your Life.” Don’t miss out on the truth and richness that God’s favor can bring to your life!