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9th June 2023


Living in the Favour of God

The favour of God flows freely & fully to those ‘In Christ’.
David calls out in prayer to God looking for an acceptable or favourable time (Psalm 69:13).
The reality is that favour it is for life (Psalm 30:5). It lasts forever.
God’s favour is steadfast, sustained, shields & surrounds us & is strong, lasting a lifetime.
We will think more about being surrounded & shielded by that favour today.


For You, O Lord, bless the righteous man [the one who is in right standing with You];
You surround him with favour as with a shield. Psalm 5:12 Amplified Bible


God’s favour blesses, covers & surrounds the righteous like a shield.
It offers protection & providence as we journey through life.
How wonderful to know that whatever we may be experiencing, or facing in life, God is with us & His favour is for us.
It is a powerful comfort as well as being a rich source of courage & strength.

God’s favour is for & towards the righteous who He blesses.
The righteous are those that are in right standing with Him. Those who are in a right relationship with God.
The wonderful news for Christians is that we are in right standing with God through faith in Christ, the righteous one.
This is a marvellous gift of God’s grace made available through the sacrificial death of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Galatians 2:16).
The righteous saviour imparts righteousness & makes righteous those who endure in faith with Him.
We walk in the favour of God through continued friendship with Christ & faith in our Saviour.


For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
The Lord bestows grace and favour and honour;
No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly. Psalm 84:11


God blesses the righteous (those ‘in Christ’) with grace, favour & honour.
He freely releases all we need – the good things – as He provides for & protects us.
How wonderful & blessed it is to live & walk covered by the favour of God.
You are followed by His goodness & love because you are surrounded by His favour. SELAH
Thanks be to God who does this through Christ our risen Lord & Saviour. Hallelujah!!

For Reflection

  • How do I see & understand God’s favour shielding & protecting my life?
  • What are the good things I am receiving form the Lord right now?
  • Meditate upon what it is to be surrounded & shielded by God’s favour.

A song related to this theme:


Prayer

Heavenly Father,
Thank you that Your goodness & love follow me all the days of my life,
And that I am ever surrounded by Your favour.
Jesus thank you that You & Your righteousness are the source & strength of my favour with God,
That Your grace & favour shields & protects me at all times.
Holy Spirit keep me standing firm & strong in faith,
Staying close to Jesus the favoured Son & my forever friend.
This I ask In Jesus mighty Name.
Amen

Written by Gareth Jones

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