‘ For you, O Lord, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him as with a shield. ‘
– Psalm 5:12
‘ The church is the primary arena in which we learn that glory does not consist in what we do for God but in what God does for us’
– Eugene H. Peterson
Monday, May 15, 2023
Do you remember the story of Ruth? Ruth was a poor Moabite widow who ended up meeting and marrying Boaz, one of the richest men in Bethlehem. (Interestingly, Bethlehem was also the site of Jesus’ birth, isn’t God so strategic)
Her life started to change for the better after she confessed favor upon herself. When she went out to glean heads of grain, she said to Naomi, “Please let me go to the field, and glean heads of grain after him in whose sight I may find favor.” (Ruth 2:2–3).
What God did for Ruth, He can do for you too. He can make the right happenings happen for you. Simply believe and confess that you have favor with Him.
Ruth confessed favor and happened to find herself in the field of Boaz. Who do you think was leading and guiding her?
With all our “wisdom” and high IQs, we are not always able to put ourselves in the right place at the right time to experience blessings or even escape disasters.
Only God can do that supernaturally. That’s why favor with Him gives us rest. Because when you trust in the favor of God, even if you are not very smart naturally, God can put you in the right place at the right time and prosper you!
Beloved, when you live life believing that you are favored by God, you don’t have to worry about the things that you don’t know.
Believe that God will make known to you what you need to know. You don’t have to live life trying to make sure that you have everything covered.
Rest in God’s unearned and unmerited favor and watch Him put you in the right place at the right time!
LET US PRAY:
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the truth of your word. I receive the blessing of the righteous in my life by the blood of Jesus. I declare that I am highly favored. I am surrounded with favor as a shield. I live above struggles and stress. I rest in God’s favor. I am blessed indeed.
In Jesus’s name, I pray, Amen.