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February 8, 2014

Repeat after me: 'God's favor is on me!'

You deserve the blessings of God because God wants to bless you.

God desires to bless you because you are created in the image of God.

“God spoke: ‘Let us make human beings in our image, make them reflecting our nature So they can be responsible for the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the cattle, And, yes, Earth itself, and every animal that moves on the face of Earth.” God created human beings; he created them godlike, Reflecting God’s nature. He created them male and female. God blessed them: “Prosper! Reproduce! Fill Earth! Take charge! Be responsible for fish in the sea and birds in the air, for every living thing that moves on the face of Earth.’” (Genesis 1:26-28 The Message)

God’s favor is for you. God’s favor will help you move from where you are towards the future that God has for you. Favor will get you in the right place at the right time and position you in the presence of people that will help direct you towards what God has for you.

Favor implies receiving kindness and being lavished with generosity and benefits going far beyond what we deserve. Favor means being treated much better than we should be. God’s favor will cause our mistakes, shortcomings and challenges to become blessings in disguise! Receiving the favor of God demands that we strive to be obedient to God.

Each and every day look in your mirror and despite what is going on in your life claim the favor of God. Say with confidence and boldness, “God I know that on my own I am not worthy of your favor but your love for me makes me worthy. God your favor empowers me to be great!” Striving to live in God’s will and way assures you that God’s favor is upon you.

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