Facts about Favor
A lot has been said and written about the favor of God. Everyone wants favor, which really amounts to help, opportunity, or preferential treatment from God and people. As much as we may talk about self-reliance, the fact remains that we all want help and special treatment.
Divine favor, or favor from God, happens in very unusual ways. Favor can be “supernatural” in your life, because your circumstances require it. Not everyone is well “connected.” Natural favor comes by associating with the "right” people. In some instances, if you are blessed with good looks and the right body type, this will help attract natural favor.
According to Proverbs 3:3, we can find supernatural favor with both God and man by two means; love and faithfulness.
God is love. Jesus gave his life because of God’s love for us. People make great sacrifices for others because of love. Love is the greatest and most trustworthy motivator. When you walk in the God kind of love, you abide in a special place of God's power and presence. Not only is love a motivator for positive action, it is also a great power of attraction. Love attracts favor.
Faithfulness attracts favor. In a world of absent commitment and shaky fidelity, faithfulness stands out like a mountain on the horizon. One year, we vacationed in the Seattle-Tacoma area of Washington. For me, the most amazing sight was Mount Rainier standing tall at 14,400 feet. It was visible from almost any part of both cities. Coming from Indianapolis, which is essentially flat, the sight of that mountain was inspiring and reassuring.
When love and faithfulness are bound within our hearts, we attract supernatural favor from God and man. You won't have to play mind games, ride somebody's coattails, or be apprehensive. Walking in love and faithfulness through Christ is enough.
This article is an excerpt from the devotional book "The House of Wisdom" by Bryan Hudson. Click here for information on how to order the book.