8/21 Days of Prayer
Luke 4:19 AMPC – To proclaim the accepted and acceptable year of the Lord [the day when salvation and the free favors of God profusely abound]
When you think about good years and bad years you’ve had, what stands out? If you are like me, I can’t say anything about 2020 without first letting out a large sigh. There are some years that are just, well, hard. Jesus makes a bold statement in Luke 4:19 that His arrival on the earth means that we are in a time of the free favor of God profusely abounding.
This makes you pause and ask, “What would it look like to have an entire year in which the favor of God profusely abounds?”
The Bible describes God’s favor in this way:
HIS FAVOR SURROUNDS US
Psalm 5:12 NKJ – Surely, LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.
Finding favor with the Lord means you have the protection of God Himself. His favor serves as a boundary between you and the world around you. No matter the obstacles we face, the favor of God is there protecting us!
WE ARE FOUND IN FAVOR
Luke 1:30 NKJ – Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.”
One definition of favor is “demonstrated delight.” In my life there are times where it’s easy to believe that God is delighted in me, but there are also days that it’s hard to believe He could be proud of me. However, favor is found and not earned, meaning it can’t be achieved. How different would we live our lives if we sensed the delight of God over our lives!
What would it look like to have the favor of God profusely abound in your life?
Declare: The favor of God profusely abounds in my life.