Friday, March 10, 2017

Days of Daily Favor

For days I have been trying to get work done online, but there was always something (mainly storms) that prevented it from happening.  Even as I’m posting this time is being crunched to get it done before another “event” occurs. 
 
I can tell you I was extremely upset not being able to post as usual and hoped that everyone wouldn’t ditch Daily Favor in the process.  Does that sound like a self-confidence issue to you?  Naw … 
 

Mainly I felt that I was a disappointment to God by letting Him and you down not being able to get all my work completed; that is until my husband reminded me of something. 
 

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I am so thankful for your visit and hope that you come back each week to participate in the weekly challenges.  Join us in our new series as we spend time in the study of Daily Favor Prayers. 
 

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A Little Reminder 

 
Have you ever wondered why people spend so much time thinking about the things they don’t have or failed to achieve and devote very little thought time on the blessings that are before them?  I put some brain power to it when I thought about last week’s “nothing” seems to be happening post.
 

Let me refresh you on the exchange between my husband and myself that started all this: 
 

Our conversation consisted of how our regular “routine” had been extremely active, while quietly wondering where God’s favor could be seen.  We’ve been praying and hoping for specific things to be manifested by now, but nothing … 
 

“But I keep praying to You, Lord,
hoping this time You will show me favor.
In Your unfailing love, O God, answer my prayer with
Your sure salvation.”  (Psalm 69:13 NLT) 
 

My husband reminded me of what we had discussed. Sitting on the couch he began talking out our week, while I was trying to concentrate on the computer before having to shut it down due to the storm.  Obviously it was repayment for all the times I do that to him. 
 

There’s a whole lot of “something” going on around our little corner of the universe.  He began listing all the events of his days of Daily Favor.  This is his story. 
 

He Called It Free Favor 

 
On Sunday when my husband went out to the car he saw that the left front tire was flat. Digging around in his “well-organized” trunk (like that’s going to happen), he drug out the portable compressor that plugs into the cigarette lighter and pumped up the tire.  
 

Coming back in the house he told me of the dilemma and said that he needed to go to the service center.  Rolling over in bed I gave a “kiss-kiss” on his hand and he left.  Miss Compassion went back to sleep as hubby ventured out to solve the problem swiftly. 

 
He recognized God’s favor in the fact that the tire was under warranty and fixed for free.  His compact air compressor worked great so he didn’t have to change the tire, and the repair fee was waived. 
 

“Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall
you be when you go out.” (Deuteronomy 28:6 NKJV) 
 

Monday 

 
Oooh, this one excited him. He got a forty pound bag of cat litter for free, and when collecting the mail hubby received coupons from a pet food company that were for six cans of cat food (any size). The cost ... FREE!  Thus proving God blesses those who take care of His creatures. 
 

A righteous man cares about his animal’s health …”
(Proverbs 12:10a HCSB) 
 

Tuesday Night into Wednesday Morning 

 
It was around 1 a.m. and we had just gotten to sleep when once again the tornado warning alert sirens were blaring. Text messages were coming in to the cell phone about an additional severe thunderstorm warning with hail, strong lightning, heavy downpours and high winds. Hubby turned the local radio station on and listened as they tracked the storm on the radar.  
 

The announcers related that the winds were turning counterclockwise which points to the possibility of a developing tornado. The storm was seven miles outside of town moving at 50 mph, and heading directly toward our location. 
 

As we continued to pray and rebuke the storm, it made a sudden turn to the north. You could hear relief and a return of calmness in the radio broadcaster’s voices as they continued their coverage.  Another freebie from God as His children … protection from the storm! 
 

“Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country.” (Deuteronomy 28:3 KJV)
 

Wednesday 

 
Now this one will have to wait … it’s too big!  You’ll just have to come back and find out what happened for the remainder of the day! 
 

Thursday 

 
What a day to rejoice as we woke to the new mercies of God.  The morning began with the birds singing and splashing in the birdbath on a sunny 77 degree day; something unusual for early March.  It was so nice outside we had the windows and door opened to catch the mild breezes of the day.   
 

Wanting to get some fresh air I decided to take advantage of the weather and do a bit of leash training with one of the cats, when a big drop of rain bounced off my shoulder.  That was when we knew something was going to happen, but we were on top of it through the power of prayer. 
 

By mid-afternoon the cycle repeated as another strong storm was headed our way! The National Weather Service issued extended severe thunderstorm warnings that were ditto the forecast from previous days. 
 

Within seconds the sky blackened, but when the rains came we didn’t get the torrential downpours that were predicted.  The winds were gentle and mild; and what about that hail?   It was only pea size and lasted about two minutes.   
 

The rumblings and lightning went on but stayed out at a distance as the storm continued into the wee hours of the morning.  Once again God’s shield of favor held back the storm rendering it powerless. 
 

Through experience, we absolutely see God working and know beyond the shadow of a doubt that He is in control.  He is the one causing the protective covering to stay in place as we abide in the shadow of the Almighty. 
 

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.   I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust." (Psalm 91:1-2 NKJV) 
 

Days of Daily Favor 

 
It has been a week of “freebies” as my husband put it, but he also claimed it as God’s favor on His children for obedience. 
 
When it was time for my husband to settle his debt from the tire blow out, the clerk did something in a tangible way for us to see the Lord’s favor on the situation.   
 

The young man printed out the receipt listing all the charges for the work that was done.  One by one they read "0", with the total amount due of "0". Handing the canceled debt receipt to hubby he said,  
 

“I like printing this out because it looks neat
and I like not charging people when I could have.” 
 

We are reminded of what Jesus did for us on the cross when he canceled our sin debt by nailing the ordinances against us to the cross.  He didn’t have to do that and each one of us could very well be charged for every debt we owe.  Jesus didn’t charge us when He could have. 
 
Another reminder that the grace of God through His merciful favor brings our sin balance to the amount due – “0” – zero. 

 
“And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.” (Colossians 2:13-14 NKJV)
 
 

This Week’s Challenge:
Adding to the List of Daily Favor 
 
Last week’s post talked about times when nothing exciting seemed to be happening.  It was a perfect segue to the events of this week reminding us that in times of nothing God is always doing something.  
 
Let me ask, if you were to write down the events of the day, how many acts of God's favor would you recognize?  When listing all the things you experience have you ever included the work of the cross as God’s Daily Favor on the life of a believer? 
 

Our challenge this week is to thank the Lord for His Daily Favor blessings that we receive each and every day because of what Jesus did for us on the cross.  We have been forgiven of all our sins, given authority to command healing, have power over the work of satan and so much more is available to us as children of the Most High God. 
 

As I was pounding out words on the keyboard, my husband was calculating events of God’s favor in his head as dollar signs that read “free” and days He provided shields of protection.  He pondered over each day and the blessings that went before him, recognizing how God had positioned every step of his week where he would find favor by not leaving empty handed. 
 

I'd like to encourage you with this. The devil will fill your head with lies telling you that you’re a disappointment, but don’t believe any of it!  God loves you, and because of your love for Jesus He favors you!   Not just today or tomorrow, but His plan is to give you Daily Favor on into eternity!
 

Thank you hubby for reminding us of Christ’s love and faithfulness upon believer’s in canceling the debt of sin on the cross.  Jesus wants us to live in His favor.  He came that we might have life in abundance, and receive it through the free salvation gift pack we enjoy as God’s endless Days of Daily Favor. 
  

“May God give you favor in the sight of people,
and when you depart you will not go empty handed.”
(from Exodus 3:21 emphasis mine)
 

 
God Favored Me by Hezekiah Walker 

 
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Until next time, may God bless you with Days of Daily Favor! 

 
“I came to fill your life with My favor.”
Jesus Christ
 

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