“May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us–yes, establish the work of our hands”
Psalms 90:17 NIV
Celebrating a birthday has a way of causing one to reflect upon the graciousness, mercy and favor of God which can rest upon your life.
As I was meditating upon the Word of the Lord, I felt it necessary to seek the origin of the word “favor” as described in this scripture.
What I found to be interesting in my research, was that favor is associated with partiality and being endowed. While I know that God has no respector of persons (Romans 2:11) Many translations use the word “beauty”, this in itself caused me to think back over my life…and I am forever grateful yet humbled by the beauty of His mercy upon my life. This examination gave me a glimpse of the Lord strategically placing you in the right place at the right time. Being endowed with His favor moves you in front, when logic would have placed you in the rear!
This year has allowed a divine favor upon my life and those who are in alliance with me, which is unmeasurable. Being featured during the 2012 Atlanta Gospel Choice Awards was not on my radar or plans, but God has a way of opening a door which provokes you into a place of favor, that’s why we must be ready and positioned.
Having Pastoral and Ministerial staff serve in a very strategic position of Woman Thou Art Loosed- 2012 Atlanta…WOW! Can we say Unceasing Harvest? This favorable opportunity presented a global opportunity to serve, and one which can be forever documented in the resume’ of your life.
The splendor of God’s graciousness is ever present and demonstrates His mercy as we establish, launch and perfect the work in our “hands” ….Yes ESTABLISH THE WORK OF OUR HANDS!
With the favor or unceasing harvest, and/or releasing of His mercy upon our lives, the work that has been given to us, by Him, is absolutely incredible. What is the work of “your” hands which has Favor written ALL over it? Are you an entrepreneur? Are you a designer? What about an encourager? Whatsoever “work” or assignment that has been placed in your hand, coupled with the favor of God is an amazing opportunity. pastorbj
We are placed in diverse situations to make an impact. In many instances we are stretched beyond our comfort zone, what an awesome opportunity; use it as a classroom to learn, grow and develop. Complaining can cause you to miss the essence of the favorable position of which you have been placed. Establish the work of your hands!
Yes, I’m learning along the way and enjoying the experience of this journey. The Lord is establishing the work of my hands; and I am honored to walk in HIS favor which is upon my life.
What about you?