FOR YOU O LORD, WILL BLESS THE RIGHTEOUS; WITH FAVOR YOU WILL SURROUND HIM AS WITH A SHIELD. —PSALM 5:12
Blessings are manifestations of increased favor. Yet favor has a purpose.
We are coming into increased times of favor and blessing, with greater and greater areas of responsibility.
I’m not saying we’re coming into a life of ease and self-exalting bounty.
It’s just that He is making it more and more obvious who carries His heart by releasing an increased favor upon them for influence. That is that mark of His blessing. Our positions of increase are unto something.
The problems that our cities and nations are facing have no answers outside of God.
We, the people of unfailing hope, have the opportunity to serve and serve well, bringing the King and His Kingdom into the everyday lives of people all around us.
He is putting something upon us that will help them to see Him.
If I use that which God is placing into my charge for personal gain, I will find myself seriously disappointed.
But if I can live with His favor and blessing and use it for its intended purpose, nations will turn to Christ.
That is His promise. That is His Word. And it is so, because He is good.
Lord, please help me to use the favor You give me to benefit those under my influence. I want nations to turn to Christ as a fulfillment of Your word to me.