She had graduated as an AP scholar with honors, maintained straight A’s and was a member of the CSF and NHS, both academic honor societies. She began applying to all the UC colleges on her list that met her future academic goals.
Four months later the letters began to come in and each one was a letter of declination, except for the one university, which was at the bottom of her list and was twenty-eight hundred miles away. She decided to apply to this university just as the application dead line was about to close. That letter was an acceptance letter! She went on to graduate with her Bachelor degree in three years, summa cum laude and received her Master’s degree the following year. That is God’s favor!
God’s favor is above anything we can think or imagine or even try to work out in our own strength, and we all know how that ends up, with consequences we never anticipated. But God, He comes in like a knight in shining armor and picks up all the pieces and truly works them together for the good of those who love him and are called by His purpose.
God’s favor is our inheritance in Christ. God’s favor is something we wear like an old familiar coat that still keeps us warm on the coldest nights. God pours out His favor on us like so many sparkling pieces of gold glitter, which we cannot contain nor count.
I challenge you to pray the promise of Psalm 5:12 over yourself daily, several times a day. Believe it, receive it, act like it and walk in it. Then, watch God move in your life! Every time a negative thought comes into your mind tell it, “The Lord rebuke you!”
You are innocent in God’s eyes, He greatly blesses you, He protects you from the prickliness of the enemy with the shield of the tribe of Judah and He crowns you with His favor and acceptance.
You are favored.