One of the most important aspects of prayer is to enter into a dimension of God‘s presence that can stay with you each and every day of your life. This phenomenon occurs to every person at the moment of his or her salvation. But if you’re not careful, as time and life’s circumstances go by, a wedge can be worked in between you and God’s presence by the enemy. Most people describe this as a feeling of emptiness. The true feeling that you are missing is the feeling of God’s favor.
Favor is powered by God’s love for you; the more it is experienced and is given away to others, the more this powerful favor flows through you. One goal of every Christian should be to constantly increase their own personal power of letting the presence of God‘s love flow through them into others. The reward from this activity are immeasurably beyond your expectations. It will bring you to new levels and dimensions of His glory.
Favor should never be compared to justice. Justice can only give you a measured response based on the law. Favor can only be measured by God’s inexhaustible love. This is why the Scripture says, “the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers.” You can see that this is pretty strong language.
When we reach our hands toward the Lord and let Him pour out His love upon us anyway He desires, we are seeking favor. He is the potter and we are the clay: “Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?”
“What if God, willing to shew His wrath, and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction: and that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, which He had afore prepared unto glory, even us, whom He hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?”
“As He saith also in Scripture, ‘I will call them My people, which were not My people; and her beloved, which was not beloved. And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, “Ye are not My people; there shall they be called the children of God”
As you can see, God makes this choice by His divine favor. Oh how blessed we are to live in His favor!
Sent in love,
Pastor Richard Gazowsky