Sunday, July 24, 2011

Showers of Blessing!

“For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him with a shield” Psalm 5:12.

Prophet Elisha was a righteous man of God and the Shunamite lady and her husband had supernatural favor upon him. “And she said to her husband, “Look now, I know that this is a holy man of God, who passes by us regularly” 2 Kings 4:9. They made an upper room for Prophet Elisha with all that he needed. Elisha believed with all his heart that God was his source and did not accept any gift from man as we read in 2 Kings 5:16.

Daniel was one among the several young Hebrew men carried away from Jerusalem to Babylon. He was chosen to serve in the king’s palace. We read in Daniel 1:9, “Now God had brought Daniel into the favor and goodwill of the chief of the eunuchs.” We know how great Daniel was among the men of God who did not want to defile himself with the king’s delicacies.

In Luke 1:28 we see how angel Gabriel greets Mary, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!” When the angel found that Mary was troubled and amazed by the greeting, he went on to say, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God” Luke 1:30. God chose Mary because He knew that she was not rebellious and that she loved the Lord. Moreover, she accepted the prophecy from the Lord with all her heart and replied, “Behold the maid servant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.”

The Philippian Jailer treated Paul and Silas just like any other prisoner. But things turned around when Paul and Silas started to pray and sing hymns to God (Acts 16:25). The result was an earthquake which turned the attitude of the jailer into supernatural favour as we read in Acts 16:30, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” The jailer took Paul and Silas to his house and washed their stripes and food was set before them. Above all, the jailer and his household accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior.

Dear readers, I encourage you to be strong in the Lord. I do not know what your present circumstances are but I know there is a good God in heaven whose eyes are on His people and is looking for ways to bless you in a supernatural way. He will let people have supernatural favor upon you. And nothing is impossible for Him.

Be Blessed!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Showers of Blessing!

“Please let me go to the field and glean heads of grain after him in whose sight I may find favor.” Ruth 2: 2.

While going through the second chapter of Ruth we find out that Ruth was going to glean the field of Boaz for the first time. She came to know about Boaz from Naomi. In her own words she expects to find favor from Boaz whom she has never met in her life.

The return of Ruth and Naomi from Moab to Bethlehem was at the perfect appointed time of the Lord. They reached Bethlehem at the time of the barley harvest. Now Boaz, the owner of the field, came to his fields at the same time for harvest. The supernatural favor of the Lord started working in favor of Ruth. As you read, you will find everything worked for her as God had planned for her. This is how God works for His children. Although nothing seems to be seen in the natural realm, things are working for us in the spiritual realm. Do not be disappointed if things are not working in your favor. The God of heaven is right there for you. He has arranged someone to meet your needs. “For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him” Matthew 6:8.

In Esther 2 we read about Esther who found favor with Hegai, the King’s custodian (Esther 2:9). Esther was an ordinary girl but obtained favor in the sight of all who saw her Esther 2:15. In Esther 2:17 we read, “The king loved Esther more than all the other women, and she obtained grace and favor in his sight more than all the virgins; so he set the royal crown upon her head and made her queen instead of Vashti.”

Now how did this happen? Have you ever wondered about it? Did queen Vashti do anything wrong? The only thing she did was that she refused to appear before the king and his friends who were drunk. You might be thinking, “Is it fair?” Of course not, there was nothing wrong about the queen’s decision. But it was Just in the eyes of the Lord to favor Esther.

My dear readers, you and I are in the same position of Esther. “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble” Proverbs 3:34. “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you” 2 Peter 5:6-7.

Out of my own experience, I have seen supernatural promotions recently. Now, this had begun to happen in places where I had worked before. People working in high positions disappear in no time. If you are highly favored He will promote you to positions for which you might not be eligible.

Keep praying. Let His favor be upon you.

Be Blessed!