Years ago when we were struggling financially, I grew tired of believing for a breakthrough and broke down before the Lord. I cried about it for a while and then, by the grace of God, I made a decision and declared: ‘God, I am going to tithe and give offerings until the day I die, whether I ever see anything come from it or not!’
I believe with all my heart this was a test for me to see why I was really giving. The Lord wanted to reveal whether I had the right, godly motives. If I had been sure of reward, I may have only selfishly given to get something out of God.
There’s been a lot of teaching and preaching that says, ‘Do this and you’ll get that.’ But what about having a pure heart that says, ‘I want to do the right thing just because it’s right and it glorifies God’?
I urge you to test your motives today and make sure they’re not self-centered. Make a wholehearted commitment to serve God for the right reasons.
Prayer Starter: Holy Spirit, search my heart and expose my true motives and intentions today. If they are not godly in any area, point them out to me and help me to change.
Okay. I think I’m having such a hard time letting go because I never expected to fall in love. I thought love was either an emotion that was a dead memory for me or a distant, unlikely possibility.
It definitely wasn’t supposed to pop up so quickly, from such an unexpected place. She was nothing like anyone I’ve ever been interested in. Nothing. But I fell, hard!
Now it’s over and I have my days when I’m cool with it. Then I have my days when I long for her love like crazy!
I am, or at least I was, used to rejection and heartbreak. This time…
It feels like love came fast and left even faster.
Walk in the Same Favor as Jesus
From childhood, Jesus walked in the supernatural favor of God and men. In fact, He was so popular He could hardly find time alone to pray and fellowship with His heavenly Father. Even those who did not believe in Him recognized that He walked in the favor of God.
The guards sent by the Pharisees to arrest Jesus returned saying, “Never has a man talked as this Man talks!” (John 7:46 AMP). And right up to the end of His life, even while He was on the cross, the people recognized that God was with Him (see Luke 23:47-48).
This same favor is available to us. We must never forget that no matter what happens, we can have favor with God and with other people (see Luke 2:52). But like so many good things in life, we must activate our faith to receive it.
So today, live by faith, confidently knowing that God will give you the favor Jesus had. Regardless of the circumstances that come into your life, believe God for supernatural favor.
Prayer Starter: God, I know that the same favor that Jesus walked in is available to me. Help me to walk by faith and receive it today.
All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. (John 6:37)
This is very sweeettttt, they love each other but not spoken