Your Assignment and the Favor of God
To define the favor of God it is the love God shows toward you. His favor - Divine inheritance exists in the spirit realm. We know that there is an inheritance in Christ because the Word tells us about it.Believers are joint heirs (Rom. 8:17) and we've been blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ (Eph. 1:3).These are incredible verses to contemplate and digest, but did you know that there are many other inheritances with your name on them in the spirit realm?
Psalm139:16: "Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them." God has set out a plan, a purpose, a future and a hope for you. He has good works for you to accomplish.
It is possible to be a believer and not walk in the favor of God. His favor is ours, but we don't walk in it. It's not that His favor is not there for us to enjoy and even revel in, it's that we don't acknowledge and take the favor that is our divine inheritance.
AndHe said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strengthis made perfect in weakness." Therefore most
gladlyI will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ mayrest upon me.
Accordingto Strong’s Concordance, the definition of GRACE is,“The favor of the merciful kindness by which God, exerting
His holy influence upon souls, turns them to Christ, keeps, strengthens,increases them in Christian faith, knowledge,
affection,and kindles them to the exercise of the Christian virtues.” With this in mind, using the acronym G-R-A-C-E,let us
look at a few facets of His favor, and how it applies to us now.
Gifts of God’s Favor.
A gift is something given without a required payment. God has given us gifts for service. Romans 2:11 says,For there
is no partiality with God. He is not partial in how he distributes Spiritual Gifts among His children, but He is wise and knows
whocan handle what.
ReadRomans 12:6-8. When you use the gifts God has given you, what aresome benefits you will receive
Redemption of God‘s Favor
Redemption is a release effected by payment of ransom. We have been released of what was owed because of our
sin,and Jesus was the ransom. We now have God’s favor, because w e havebeen redeemed, which opens the door to His
ReadRomans 3:24. What should we as Christian’s experience, knowing thatGod has forgiven us all our sins?
Because we have been forgiven, how much more should we forgive, whether it is asked for or not?
Abundance of God‘s Favor.
Prosperity is a by-product of God’s favor, when we follow His advice.
Read2 Corinthians 9:6-8. What 5 things does Paul share, to experienceGod’sabundance?
Accordingto these verses, how will God’s abundant favor be seen?
Comfort of God’s Favor
There are many ways to experience the favor of God’s comfort. One of the most important is to go to Him in prayer.
Read Hebrews 4:16 . In order to experience God’s grace and comfort, what does this scripture say to do?
How does going to God’s throne of grace give you comfort?
Encouragement of God’s Favor
God’s Word is full of encouragement, and it is always there to meditate on.
Read Acts 20:32. What scriptures help build you up and give encouragement?
Kingdom Life Conclusion:
We,the children of God, have His unmerited favor. How privileged we are.He has favored us with gifts for service,
redemption through His Son, and abundance to be enjoyed, which funds the ministries He has appointed us to do. As His
children,we are comforted by being able to boldly come to His throne of grace for help, and are continually encouraged by
His words of favor that are found in the Bible. Now, let us go and reflect His grace, by showing favor to those around us.