The favour of God will change your life! – Part 2
Our grandson, Jeremy Pearsons, puts it so simply. He says, “Grace is God saying, ‘Here is all the good stuff I have to give you.’ Faith is you saying, ‘Thank You, I’ll take it.’”
So, where do we get the faith to receive? “Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17, KJV). We find out the truth about God’s favour, goodness and blessing, as we hear His Word on these things. Faith comes, we believe and begin to receive what His Word says.
I remember the first time Ken and I heard that healing belonged to us because it was part of our salvation—part of what Jesus bought and paid for on the cross. Our lives changed that night! We stepped into a new dimension of God’s favour. Until then, we had believed people could be healed, and we always prayed when we got sick. Sometimes, we would receive, and sometimes we wouldn’t. But when we realised God’s Word said healing belonged to us by the blood of Jesus—that it was part of the favour provided by God’s salvation grace—faith came. We received it, and we began to live healed.
That’s exactly how favour works. It’s always surrounding us. Healing was there for Ken and I all the time. It was always part of God’s favour. Once we heard about it, all we did was reach out and take it by faith.
God Is Searching for Someone to Bless With His Favour
Sadly, many times, we are slow to receive God’s favour. We think we’re waiting on Him, when He’s actually waiting on us to receive. You see, God has already done everything it takes for you and me to be fully cared for, while we’re living here on earth. He has provided every blessing—health, prosperity, peace of mind, joy, deliverance from sin and everything that pertains to good life (2 Peter 1:3). Then He tops it all with life in heaven, when we leave this earth! It’s all part of His favour. All we have to do is stay ready to receive.
Actually, we can’t get away from God’s favour. Second Chronicles 16:9 tells us, “The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him…” (KJV). Perfect doesn’t refer to someone who never makes a mistake. It means someone who is loyal, devoted and faithful. This kind of heart is always ready to receive the good things His grace provides.
God is always searching for someone to bless. That’s His nature. He is full of mercy and compassion. Because of His favour, He looks for someone who is ready to trust Him; someone who is ever ready to reach out in faith to receive His favour and blessing.
Are you that kind of person? Are you the kind of person who is trustworthy, someone who is ready and willing to receive God’s favour and blessing?
When I heard from God’s Word in Matthew 6 that the Lord takes care of His people and provides what we need, faith came and I was born again. I fell in love with the Word of God and my faith grew. Even today, I gladly say, “Look, Lord. Here I am. I’m ready. Just show it to me in the Word, and I’ll take it. I’ll believe it and act on it and receive all You say!”
You can do the same. If you would like to open the door to the favour and God’s grace—and who wouldn’t?—begin to find out what He says in His Word. Discover the countless ways He desires to bless you. Believe Him. Begin to expect to receive. Every day, declare what the Bible says: “God encompasses me with favour like a shield. Everywhere I go, everything I do, I am favoured of God” (from Psalm 5:12, KJV)!
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