CHOF Ministry’s Scripture for Today:
22 Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord,
for our hope is in you alone.
Praise the Lord Beloved!!!
Beloved, how would your life look if you were surrounded, all day and every day, by God’s favor? Just think how different the things would be if the doors opened for you and you walked through each one covered with God’s favor. Would your daily activities and attitudes in every condition be any different, if you knew beyond any doubt, that success lies ahead just because you’re one of God’s favorites? Would you find the courage to lay down your apprehensions and uncertainties?
I have some Good News for you today Beloved!!!!
Believe it or not, you already have God’s favor each and every day.
You know Beloved, many Christians believe they must somehow earn the favor of God, but the truth is, we already have His favor. God saved us because of His favor toward us.
In Ephesians 2:8 it tells us: “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God”.
What the verse above is literally saying is, grace is favor.
Beloved, God’s favor is the power that changes things for us. You see, first and foremost, you and I are saved by His favor, and I’m not just talking about going to heaven when we die. To be saved means to be delivered, protected, preserved, healed and made whole. This process happens before we die.
God’s favor covers every area of our lives!!! By His favor, He has taken care of everything we will ever need “spirit, soul, and body”. His supernatural grace is so massive, the Bible says it’s going to take all the ages to come for Him to show us all the riches of His grace in the kindness He’s given us in Christ Jesus.
Now, there maybe someone reading this and saying:
Bishop Houston, I can’t wait until I get to heaven so that I can experience the fullness of God’s favor!!!
And you know, you’re right!!! Beloved, you don’t have to wait!!! God is pouring out His favor on us right here and now. Even before we were born again, He was giving us His favor. While we were still rebelling against Him, Romans 5:8 says: “God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners”.
Beloved, it was God’s grace at work in your life that enabled you to be born again. From the moment, you stepped into that new life, the moment you made Jesus Lord, God’s favor began working nonstop on your behalf.
You see, being born again was just the starting place for His favor to pour out. And He’ll pour out grace and more favor to you every moment of your life if you’ll receive it!!!
Psalm 5:12 says, “For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; with favor, You will surround him as with a shield”. Now, that scripture is talking about the born-again child of God who serves Him. (Not the SOMETIMIE” Christian)!!! Beloved, it’s talking about you, “The 24/7 I’M GOING TO BE OBEDIENT, SERVE YOU REGARDLESS OF WHAT TILL I DIE CHRISTIAN!!!
Beloved, it is Jesus who made you righteous. When Jesus shed His blood, He made righteousness available to all mankind, and with it came the favor of God!!! God’s favor surrounds you constantly!!! You have been born again into His righteousness.
Beloved, we should always see ourselves wrapped in God’s favor 24 hours a day. Every morning when you get up, throw off the covers and jump out of bed saying, “I am righteous. Lord, Your favor surrounds me like a shield.”