I strongly believe that every believer ought to seek God’s favor, draw as close to Him as humanly possible, and commit his or her life to Him. Our lives should be an expression of our love and devotion to Him. When one has God’s favor, he or she has incredible blessings that cannot be compared to anything in life. With God’s favor comes God’s blessings; with God’s favor comes His anointing; with God’s favor comes the benefits of being surrounded by His grace and mercy. Even when the enemy comes against you, a crowd of witnesses surrounds you. Even when life is pulling you apart, you have the strength that flows from the very heart of God. To have favor from God is to be used by God in so many ways. Those He calls to preach have been given His favor. Those who are called to serve are given His favor. A holy awesome God has bestowed upon us His stamp of approval. Just to think that God would deem us worthy to be used for the work of the kingdom sends chills down my side. There is a portion of scripture in Isaiah 61:2 that centers on God’s favor. The words read in this manner:
“He has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time of the LORD’s favor has come, and with it, the day of God’s anger against their enemies”
Here the prophet Isaiah recorded these deep and profound words where he indicated the spirit of prophecy while in the presence or Yahweh God was upon him. These words are not only found in Isaiah but also in the gospel of Luke. They proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, to open eyes, and to bind the heart of the broken hearted. Isaiah quotes the Lord speaking about His favor to bless those who mourn, to comfort those who need to be comforted, and to bring deliverance. When you get the opportunity read these words in Isaiah and Luke. Prayerfully, it will help you to appreciate even more the favor of God.
Isaiah 61:2 (NLT)