Daily Devotional -12/19/12 “I’m favored because … !”

I just had to continue this on from yesterday because somebody is still wavering in their favor. Yea, while you’re trying to figure out why you’re being blessed; look around because it might not be you but the company you’re keeping. While you’re trying to figure out how you’re surviving, it may not be you but grandma whose favor is strong. While you’re still asking why me, you need to look around because it just may be the favor of that coworker (you keep putting your mouth on) that’s saving your job. See, when Mary was chosen she had a husband already decided which means he was also favored. Sounds crazy but go with me. Don’t you think that if God knew who He was going to choose to be the mother of His only Son, He also knew who the father would be? He did because in those times the young women were promised to young men to be married before children were even conceived. So, it was all in God’s plan because Ephesians 1:11 says, “Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.” I know you’re asking why Joseph was favored, well because he was in Mary’s company. This means you need to surround yourself with favored folk so that their favor overflows onto you. Yea, God knows us because He made us and because He made us, He also chooses us and in His choosing He places favor around us. God put that person right there beside you that day because He knew she would make a difference in your life and now you’ve been friends for 15 years. God knew you needed a brother so He put him at the barber shop at the exact same time you were going to be there and now you’ve been best friends ever since. Baby, you need to know that it’s not your favor that keeps you going but it’s the favor of those around us so be mindful of your surroundings. You wondering why your house is favored when Proverbs 18:22 says, “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.” You’re wondering if your righteous living is worth it, when Psalm 84:11 says, “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.” You’re wondering why you keep being saved from danger when Psalm 5:12 says, “For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.” You need to surround yourself with favored folks who are willing to share their favor but in doing so make sure it’s the right favor because some could be filled with worldly favor and it won’t last. Yea, God has a purpose for you which is why He chose you so stop asking why me and start accepting God’s favor. Stop asking why me and start believing God’s favor. Stop asking why me and start sharing God’s favor.

Published by Pastor LaKisha

Lakisha Johnson, native Memphian and author of over fifteen titles was born to write. She’ll tell you that “It isn't just writing, it's ministry." Along with being an author, she is an ordained minister, co-pastor, wife, mother and the product of a large family. She is an avid blogger at kishasdailydevotional.com and social media poster where she utilizes her gifts to encourage others to tap into their God given talents. She won’t claim to be the best at what she does nor does she have all the answers, she is simply grateful to be used by God.

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