Psalms 5:12 (NKJV) For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him as with a shield.
In order to live in the Favor of the Lord we must position ourselves in right relationship with Him in several areas of our Lives. The Lord wants to favor those who diligently seek Him. Some of these important areas are:
1.Living In The Favor of The Lord Through Prayer.
A major key in maintaining a right relationship with God and to live in the Favor of the Lord is through prayer.
In Matthew 6:33 the word speaks of the importance of prayer- But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
James 5:15 – 18 (NKJV) 15And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 16Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. 17Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. 18And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit.
2.Living In The Favor of The Lord Through Faith.
God’s Favor always follows Faith. Nay-saying and perpetual doubting are a choice to die in the wilderness. Jesus said in Matthew 9:29- Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.”
In the midst of these trying days Faith is required to receive everything we need from the Lord.
Hebrews 11:6 (NKJV) But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
3.Living In The Favor of The Lord Through Obedience.
God’s Favor follows obedience.
Romans 6:16 (NKJV) 16Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?
Walking in obedience to God’s Word opens the door to truth, which guards and protects us from the deception of the enemy.
2 John 1:6 (NIV) 6And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.
4.Living In The Favor of The Lord Through Patience.
God’s Favor is a traveling companion to your patience in Him.
After Joseph interpreted the cupbearer’s dream in prison, it was two years before God used Joseph’s obedience and patience to dramatically favor His beloved servant. And yet, God’s Hand had been on Joseph through both the lean and prosperous seasons of his life. Genesis 39:1 – 41:16.
Our Prayer Life, Our Faith in God and His Word, Our Obedience to God, and Our Patience all determine the level of God Favor in our lives and church. Are YOU willing to pay the price to take the steps to see the release of God’s Favor in Your life?