Proverbs 3:34 (AMPC) Though He scoffs at the scoffers and scorns the scorners, yet He gives His undeserved favor to the low [in rank], the humble, and the afflicted.
Beloved, walk with head held high – not in pride, but rather in the confidence of one who knows they walk in the favor of the Lord. For as you choose a lifestyle of humility, I respond by cloaking you with grace. And as you find yourself afflicted and in times of trial, I cover you with my favor.
Refuse to be distracted by how others choose to live, and instead simply focus on how I have called you to live and on your relationship with Me. Make Me your touchstone, your north star, your strong tower. For I AM steadfast, and My love for you endures from generation to generation.
Numbers 6:26 (AMP) The Lord lift up His countenance (face) upon you [with divine approval]…
Beloved, you are My child, and I look upon you with the eyes of love. Just as earthly parents give favor to their children simply because they love them, so I grant My favor to you. You are the apple of My eye – My heart’s desire, deeply precious you are to Me.
Walk in the divine favor you’ve been given. Refuse to walk as one who is unloved or rejected, alone or unprotected; for that is not you. You are accepted and cherished. I see you for who you are, and I find you beautiful. Walk in the truth of who you are to Me. Continue reading “Divine Favor”
Genesis 40:14 (VOICE) But I ask one thing. Remember me when things are going well for you. If you have the opportunity, do me a favor and mention me to Pharaoh. Perhaps he will get me out of this place.
Beloved, you need not curry the favor of man, nor look to them in your time of need. I AM the great I AM, and I AM the One to look to. I AM the One who knows each plan for you and the perfect execution of each.
Look to Me, the Author and Finisher of your faith – the Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. I AM God. There is no one higher than Me. Refuse to create an idol by looking to man to “help” when you believe Me slow to answer. Though I may seem to tarry, I tarry not.
Beloved, I know the hour and the moment of your deliverance. Look to Me and trust Me to move at exactly the right time. Embrace each moment, allowing the trials to increase your strength and your faith. Hold fast to hope and believe.
Genesis 29:30 (VOICE) Then Jacob also slept with Rachel, and he clearly loved Rachel more than Leah…
Beloved, man’s choice and My choice often don’t align. Refuse to look to the acceptance of man to gauge your worth. Focus on Me and receive My attentions. Allow My fervor and favor to feed your heart and shape your understanding of who you are – for you are loved more deeply than you can begin to know.
Man does not see or judge as I do. My judgment is perfect. My approval is all you need. Honor and favor come from Me alone. Refuse the temptation to court the fickle favor of man for it will come and go – changing like a breeze – but Mine is steadfast forevermore. Continue reading “My Choice and My Acceptance”
Proverbs 29:25 (VOICE) If you fear other people, you are walking into a dangerous trap; but if you trust in the Eternal, you will be safe.
Beloved, refuse to fall into the trap of being caught up with what other people think. There will always be those who both approve and disapprove of your thoughts and actions so to fall prey to the fruitless efforts of people-pleasing enslaves you and distracts you from your true calling and purpose.
Seek Me. Seek to do My will and meet My approval and pleasure. The only way to truly be safe and at peace is in My will. Be a God-pleaser. Nothing will bring you fulfillment like knowing you are right with Me. That is a place a rest and peace. Find Me there.
Psalm 84:11 (VOICE) For the Eternal God is a sun and a shield. The Eternal grants favor and glory; He doesn’t deny any good thing to those who live with integrity.
Beloved, stand fast in My truth – armed and ready to withstand and not be shaken in the face of the evil one. I stand with you and enforce your victory. No weapon formed against you will prosper for you are Mine beloved and My covering rests upon you.
So walk in confident authority and uprightness; reflecting My character and nature that I might be made known. Extend grace even as you stand firm with your sword of truth and shield of faith to hand. Victory is Mine and it is assured.
Psalm 104:4 (VOICE) You make Your messengers like the winds; the breeze whispers Your words, Your servants are like the fire and flame.
Beloved, My hosts surround you fulfilling My commands. They carry out each of My instructions with precision and dedication, and it pleases them to do so – to serve the sons of man on My behalf.
They serve Me because they see Me in all My glory and grandeur, they know I AM God. How awesome and humbling it is for them to see you – who have seen Me as through a glass, darkly – yielded and worshipping Me with whole hearts! Yes beloved, they are pleased to serve the ones who operate in such faith.
Be aware of their presence. Be aware and know they are an extension of Me. Continue reading “Pleased to Serve”
Haggai 2:8 (NIV) ‘The silver is mine and the gold is mine,’ declares the Lord Almighty.
Beloved, the silver and gold are Mine. Wealth and honor come from Me alone. Cease striving in your flesh and look to Me – the Author and Finisher of your faith – to meet your needs. Don’t seek man’s favor or approval, seek relationship with Me and I will give you favor where I would have you have it. I will open doors that cannot be shut for you to walk through, and close the ones where you should not go so that none can open them.
Trust Me to guide and provide. With joy give, and gratitude receive. Follow My lead. Nothing is to hard for Me. Quiet yourself and listen for My voice to instruct you, “this is the way, walk ye in it.” I will not lead you astray, trust My plans and My purpose. Trust Me. I AM mindful of your needs without you saying a word. I AM a good Father.
1 Chronicles 29:11-12 (TLB) Yours is the mighty power and glory and victory and majesty. Everything in the heavens and earth is yours, O Lord, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as being in control of everything. Riches and honor come from you alone, and you are the ruler of all mankind; your hand controls power and might, and it is at your discretion that men are made great and given strength.
Psalm 5:12 (AMP) For You, O Lord, bless the righteous man [the one who is in right standing with You]; You surround him with favor as with a shield.
Beloved, you never need to work to earn My favor – you already have it, you are clothed in it. You can focus on walking uprightly and cultivating relationship with Me because My favor isn’t anything you need to work for, it is given freely and surrounds you like a shield. I insulate and protect you because you are My beloved one in whom I AM well pleased.
Rest in that favor, knowing it is there for you – covering you – simply because you are Mine. Walk in the confidence that comes from knowing you are loved, cherished, and appreciated – for you are! I delight in you. You are the apple of My eye, My heart’s desire – the center of My world. Hear the love songs I sing over you and the sweet words of life and affection that I whisper in your ear. I AM with you always. I will never leave your side. You are priceless to Me. Rest in the safety of that understanding.