HIGHLY FAVORED

BLESSED WITH FAVOR

I am sure you have experienced both rejection and favor in your life, and I am confident I can predict which of these two you like better. You were created to experience favor, and that is why rejection is something you naturally attempt to get rid of if it tries to affect your life.

Favor has many benefits. Favor opens doors to opportunities for you. Favor can deliver you from isolation, and favor attracts many blessings to you. In fact, favor is like a blessing magnet, and it is one of God’s wonderful gifts freely given to you. He wants you to experience His favor!

Imagine yourself walking in absolute favor. For example, you go to work and your coworkers and supervisors ask for advice and input because they respect and honor you. The CEO calls you into his or her office and offers you a generous raise.

When you check in for a flight, you are immediately upgraded. You are blessed with many friends, opportunities, gifts, and blessings because favor has filled your life.

These are only some examples of how favor can bless you. This glorious favor is both God’s desire for you and His gift to you. Jesus walked in perfect favor, and He has given this favor to everyone who receives Him. It is undeserved, unmerited favor, and it has your name on it!

You are highly favored in God’s eyes, and through faith in His “favor promises” you can live in the fullness of them and experience them every day. With intentionality, daily receive God’s blessing of favor by faith and watch it manifest in your life.

I DECREE THAT:

1. I AM BLESSED WITH DIVINE FAVOR THAT CAUSES MY ENEMIES TO BE AT PEACE WITH ME.

2. GOD’S FAVOR IN MY LIFE INCREASES POSITIVE INFLUENCE WITH MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND IN MY WORKPLACE AND COMMUNITY.

3. THE LORD FAVORS ME. HE CONFIRMS AND ESTABLISHES THAT ALL I PUT MY HANDS TO IS BLESSED.

4. THE FAVOR OF THE LORD SURROUNDS ME LIKE A SHIELD, WHEREVER I GO, WHATEVER I DO THEY ARE BLESSED AND FAVORED BY GOD AND MEN.

5. GOD PERFORMS WONDERS THAT CANNOT BE FATHOMED, MIRACLES THAT CANNOT BE COUNTED, I AM HIGHLY FAVORED!

Make a list of the areas of your life where you do not experience favor. Then take time to ponder, dream, and imagine that those areas are saturated with God’s favor. Pray for your dream to become a reality.

Hallelujah! Blessed be GOD! Glory to HIS Name Forevermore!

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GOD’S PLAN FOR YOU

PEACE WITH GOD TODAY

Here’s how you can find peace with God today.

STEP 1: GOD’S PURPOSE: PEACE AND LIFE

God loves you and wants you to experience peace and eternal life.

The Bible says:

“We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
-Romans 5:1

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
-John 3:16

What keeps us from having the life God planned for us?


STEP 2: THE PROBLEM: OUR SEPARATION FROM GOD

God created us in His image. He gave us a will and the freedom of choice; we choose to disobey Him and go our own way. This separates us from God.

The Bible says:

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
-Romans 3:23

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
-Romans 6:23

People have tried to bridge this gap between themselves and God.

The Bible says:

“There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.”
-Proverbs 14:12

“But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.”
-Isaiah 59:2

No bridge reaches God … except one.


STEP 3: GOD’S BRIDGE: THE CROSS

Jesus Christ died on the cross and rose from the grave. He paid the penalty for our sin and bridged the gap between us and God.

The Bible says:

“For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus.”
-1 Timothy 2:5

“For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.”
-1 Peter 3:18

God has provided the only way back to Him. You must make a choice.


STEP 4: OUR RESPONSE: RECEIVE CHRIST

We must trust and receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

The Bible says:

“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”
-John 1:12

“If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
-Romans 10:9

Which side are you on? The side with Christ or without Him?


Here is how you can accept Christ into your life:
  • Admit your need. (I am a sinner)
  • Be willing to turn from your sins. (Repent)
  • Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the cross and rose from the grave.
  • Through prayer, invite Jesus Christ to control your life through the Holy Spirit. (Receive him as Lord and Savior)

We suggest praying the following prayer to accept Christ as your Savior:

“Dear God,
I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness.
I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died
for my sin and that you raised Him to life.
I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord,
from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will.
I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.”

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GOD’S PLAN FOR YOU

LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

Storm clouds have gathered. Looking up, Janet sees a angry, dark, and foreboding sky. She says to herself, “Whatever is coming can’t be good.”

As she looks around for shelter, a shaft of light breaks through the darkest cloud and shines directly upon a natural cave, a cleft in the hillside.

Hurriedly she makes her way into it just as the rain begins. Lightning flashes and the peals of thunder causes her to recoil back into the cave. Carefully peering out, she sees torrents of rain coming down in wind blown sheets. With a deep sigh she quietly says to herself, “Thank God I’m safe. Thank God I saw this place.” Only then does she realize that she only saw it because of the shaft of light that broke through the clouds.

Have you, like Janet, found yourself surrounded by the dark foreboding clouds of life? Are you also seeking shelter from those storms of life? With the Lord there is always hope and a safe place.

In the Bible, a man named David wrote,

“The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.” (2 Samuel 22:2-3)

Also, in the New Testament of the Bible,

A blind beggar named Bartimaeus (son of Timaeus) was sitting beside the road. When Bartimaeus heard that Jesus of Nazareth was nearby, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”

“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked.

“My Rabbi,” the blind man said, “I want to see!”

And Jesus said to him, “Go, for your faith has healed you.” Instantly the man could see, and he followed Jesus down the road. (Mark 10:46-47, 51-52)

Yes, in times of trouble and despair I too turn to God, and without fail, He always protects and saves me. Though the rain comes and the wind blows, with lightning striking nearby, I will not fear. For the Lord will never forsake me. He is with us through the storm, keeping us safe until it passes. And it does pass.

Jesus spoke these words,

“I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” (John 8:12)

So if you are like Janet and are looking straight into the storm clouds, look up for the shaft of light in the darkness. Jesus will guide you to safety. He will, and you will survive.

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GOD’S PLAN FOR YOU

GOD REMEMBERS YOU

May God remember you like Noah, favor you like Moses, honor you like Mary, fight for you like the Israelites, prosper you like Isaac, promote you like Joseph, intervene for you like Esther, protect you like Daniel, use you like Paul, heal you like Naaman, answer you like Elijah, anoint you like David, and keep you safe like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.

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GOD’S PLAN FOR YOU

SOZOS

THE BIBLICAL WORD DESCRIBING OUR SALVATION BY FAITH IN THE LORD JESUS IS: “SOZOS” WHICH MEANS: “MISSED NOTHING – IN ALL WAYS COMPLETE” – NOW THAT IS GOOD GOOD NEWS!!!

JESUS SPOKE FROM THE CROSS AS HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR YOU: “IT IS FINISHED”!!!

“For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”
1 Corinthians 1:18

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GOD’S PLAN FOR YOU

JESUS YOUR ALL IN ALL

JESUS WILL BE YOUR ALL IN ALL IF YOU ALLOW HIM TO DO SO!!!

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
Fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
It will be healing to your body
And refreshment to your bones.”
PROVERBS 3:5-8
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“fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Hebrews 12:2

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GOD’S PLAN FOR YOU