Focused On Favor

And he said, “If it is true that I have found favor in your sight, O Lord, then please go with us to the Promised Land; yes, it is an unruly, stubborn people, but pardon our iniquity and our sins, and accept us as your own.” Exodus 34:9

You are not, the average everyday variety of, dreamer.

Oh, no.

You are a child of the Most High God.

You are living in the last days of the Church.

He has saved the BEST WINE for last.

“This is wonderful stuff!” he said. “You’re different from most. Usually a host uses the best wine first, and afterwards, when everyone is full and doesn’t care, then he brings out the less expensive brands. But you have kept the best for the last!”

john 2:10

Focus on FAVOR

Since Jesus has saved the best wine for last, “What are you focused on?”

  • Obstacles?
  • Mountains?
  • Your enemies?

Do you see only walls in front of you?

Or, are you focused on the promises in the Word of God?

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the suffering and afflicted. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted, to announce liberty to captives, and to open the eyes of the blind. He has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time of God’s favor to them has come, and the day of his wrath to their enemies. To all who mourn in Israel he will give: beauty for ashes; joy instead of mourning; praise instead of heaviness.

isaiah 61

“When God favors you, what is meant to break you, will propel you towards a breakthrough.” ― Gift Gugu Mona

You are God’s CHOSEN!

What does the Bible say?

And the Scriptures also say, “He is the Stone that some will stumble over, and the Rock that will make them fall.” They will stumble because they will not listen to God’s Word nor obey it, and so this punishment must follow—that they will fall.

But you are not like that, for you have been chosen by God himself—you are priests of the King, you are holy and pure, you are God’s very own—all this so that you may show to others how God called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.

1 Peter 2:8-9

I remember the song… Pour On The Power

It was a song I used to listen to when I first returned to the LORD.

Remember, I was a pretty-beat-up-prodigal, when I returned to the Church.

My thinking and believing about myself had been seriously skewed by years of wandering in this world, as I searched for that magic bullet–the one that would finally make me a happy person.

Now, I was back in the Church.

But, while I had returned, what I found wasn’t some magic wand to make all my dreams come true.

Nope, far from it.

Focused on my True Love

Instead, I found a “true Love,” that was truer than anything, or anyone, I had ever known.

I found the ultimate Lover of my soul.

I got to intimately know, who Jesus was, face-to-face and heart-to-heart!

And though I had asked Him into my heart as a child, it was getting to know Him as an adult that was like meeting Him for the first time.

This wonderful One, who knew everything I had ever done, and everywhere I had ever been… and still, He LOVED ME… passionately, faithfully, loved me!

I learned that I had His immutable Promises. I had His favor. They were my inheritance. Purchased for me, on that cross that He died on, as He bore my sins. And, with of ALL that, came real freedom, the fruit of His Spirit, a new purpose, and new dreams!

Moses knew God face-to-face

And Moses wrote a beautiful song of victory:

Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to the Lord:

I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously;
He has thrown both horse and rider into the sea.
The Lord is my strength, my song, and my salvation.
He is my God, and I will praise him.
He is my father’s God—I will exalt him.
The Lord is a warrior—
Yes, Jehovah is his name.
He has overthrown Pharaoh’s chariots and armies,
Drowning them in the sea.
The famous Egyptian captains are dead beneath the waves.
The water covers them.
They went down into the depths like a stone.
Your right hand, O Lord, is glorious in power;
It dashes the enemy to pieces.
In the greatness of your majesty
You overthrew all those who rose against you.
You sent forth your anger, and it consumed them as fire consumes straw.
At the blast of your breath
The waters divided!
They stood as solid walls to hold the seas apart.
The enemy said, “I will chase after them,
Catch up with them, destroy them.
I will cut them apart with my sword
And divide the captured booty.”
10 But God blew with his wind, and the sea covered them.
They sank as lead in the mighty waters.
11 Who else is like the Lord among the gods?
Who is glorious in holiness like him?
Who is so awesome in splendor,
A wonder-working God?
12 You reached out your hand and the earth swallowed them.
13 You have led the people you redeemed.
But in your loving-kindness
You have guided them wonderfully
To your holy land.
14 The nations heard what happened, and they trembled.
Fear has gripped the people of Philistia.
15 The leaders of Edom are appalled,
The mighty men of Moab tremble;
All the people of Canaan melt with fear.
16 Terror and dread have overcome them.
O Lord, because of your great power they won’t attack us!
Your people whom you purchased
Will pass by them in safety.
17 You will bring them in and plant them on your mountain,
Your own homeland, Lord—
The sanctuary you made for them to live in.
18 Jehovah shall reign forever and forever.
19 The horses of Pharaoh, his horsemen, and his chariots
Tried to follow through the sea;
But the Lord let down the walls of water on them
While the people of Israel walked through on dry land.

Exodus 15:1-19 The Song of Moses

And now, we know too.

Eternity will not be long enough, to sing our love songs of praise to Him–for all He has done, and all He will yet do for us.

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