Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The Favor of God

Joel Osteen's words of inspiration this morning are:

God longs to pour out His favor upon you. He wants to remove your burdens so you can enjoy life. He wants you to be free and living each day full of peace. He wants to assist you and give you special advantages every single day. Today’s verse talks about God’s grace, mercy, and loving-kindness—which are all part of His favor! When you receive that favor by faith, you’ll have tremendous advantage! God’s favor will cause you to be promoted even though you weren’t the most qualified. God’s favor will open a door for you that may not open for someone else. God’s favor will bring unexpected blessing from unexpected sources. Activate your faith in this area today by declaring God’s favor in your life. Thank Him for his mercy and loving-kindness. As you expect His favor, God will do unusual and extraordinary things in your life and you’ll live the life of victory that God has in store for you!

If only Paul and Peter had known that the Christian life was supposed to be so good! If only someone had told John Huss or William Tyndale, or Hugh Latimer, or the martyrs in the Sudan, or the Korean hostages of 2007!

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