God’s unmerited favor is the only reason why all things, including the bad and the ugly, work together for good.
Luke 1:28, “you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”
If you believe that God has favorite sons and daughters, you’ve believed a lie. Truth is, God favors every one of us equally.
It is this unmerited favor – grace, if you will, that allows Him to meet each and every one of us at the point of our need.
How do I know I and blessed and highly favored?
I am always on his mind
“Who am I that you are mindful of me. That you have set your affection upon me, paying me regular visits every morning?” Job 7:17. The Psalmist also has a similar word in Psalm 8: Who am I that you are mindful of me. That you care for me. That you crowned me with glory and honor. That you gave me dominion over your work.
The thoughts He thinks of me
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
The extravagance of His blessings
We are recipients of God unmerited favor. The scripture says He has “lavished His love upon us.” The word lavish means to supply, provide, equip and anoint profusely, excessively and in abundance.
He is good to all the time and all the time my God is good
You are good and do good; teach me your statutes. Psalm 119:68
I am a part of His family
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God…’ — 1 John 3:1.
These are the real definitions of favor. We are truly highly favored!
Father, I thank you for all your many wonderful blessings in my life. Through the years you’ve been so good to me. I know you will always be. So thank you for your unmerited favor on my life. I declare that you are good all the time and all the time you are good… In Jesus Name – Amen!