From Rags to Riches!

Happy Friday!

This morning, I want to talk again about the subject of Gods LOVE and FAVOR. The photo above is taken from the movie Blindside… the true story of a boy at the very bottom, who is lifted to the very top, through the LOVE and FAVOR of a caring rich lady and her family! Everyone loves a good rags to riches story, because we thrive on the HOPE they inspire!

While natural human ability is a big plus for any human, God’s LOVE and FAVOR is the much bigger deal! Whenever I have to choose between the two, I always choose Gods LOVE and FAVOR over my natural talent, without hesitation!

God can take a commoner… and make him King! (Kind David) He can take a servant girl… and make her Queen! (Queen Esther)

love and favor

There is no person so rundown with nothingness, that God cannot turn them into something beautiful! Of all the forces in the entire universe, there is no greater transformational force, than the force of Gods amazing love and favor!

Whatever God blesses, no man can permanently curse! No matter where you place Gods child, he will rise and rise and rise… again and again and again… no matter how big the obstacle or how tearful the pain, his inner spiritual energy and the beauty of his God induced character will always cause him to rise!

1 Corinthians 1:26-29 Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you. Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important. As a result, no one can ever boast in the presence of God.

the upward current

Every good and perfect gift comes from God… therefore, everything that’s good and perfect in each of us came from God. Whether we serve him or not… God still rains on the just and the unjust… his beauty is scattered all over the earth.

  • God is everything good and perfect, the devil is everything evil and flawed.
  • God is light, the devil is dark.
  • God is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
  • The devil is lust, immorality, anxiety, jealousy, depression, rage, manipulation, fear, etc.

The older I become, the more I desire Gods influence in my life! I want to become so much less like the devil and so much MORE like Jesus Christ.

confused people

Really, who wouldn’t? Why, in this 21st century, are we trying to live more and more independently of Gods influence? We are really out of our minds for being like this…

It seems that we are living in the world Isaiah predicted (Isaiah 5:20-21) “What sorrow for those who say that evil is good and good is evil, that dark is light and light is dark, that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter. What sorrow for those who are wise in their own eyes and think themselves so clever.”

  • Evil is good… and good is evil?
  • Dark is light… and light is dark?
  • Bitter is sweet… and sweet is bitter?

Do you see how confused we’ve become?

the limitless potential of love and favor

Today’s blog was inspired by something I read in the book of Psalms. The following text was written about how God lifted David from a peasant’s life of  shepherding for his father… to the royal courts of the mightiest nation on earth! GOD DID IT FOR DAVID… and GOD CAN DO SIMILAR THINGS FOR EACH OF HIS CHILDREN.

There really is no way to predict just how far God can lift a person with his great love and favor!

Psalm 89:19-24 Long ago you spoke in a vision to your faithful people. You said, “I have raised up a warrior. I have selected him from the common people to be king. I have found my servant David. I have anointed him with my holy oil. I will steady him with my hand; with my powerful arm I will make him strong. His enemies will not defeat him, nor will the wicked overpower him. I will beat down his adversaries before him and destroy those who hate him. My faithfulness and unfailing love will be with him, and by my authority he will grow in power.”

Think about this… meditate on it ALL DAY LONG!

  • I have raised up a warrior.
  • I have selected him FROM THE COMMON PEOPLE to be KING!
  • I have anointed him with MY HOLY OIL!
  • I will STEADY HIM WITH MY HAND!
  • With my powerful arm, I WILL MAKE HIM STRONG!
  • His enemies will NOT defeat him!
  • Nor will the wicked overpower him!
  • I will beat down his adversaries before him and DESTROY those who hate him!
  • My faithfulness and unfailing love will be with him, and by my authority he will grow in power!

Can you see the difference GODS FAVOR can make in a person life? There is so much more to say about this topic… and I have to go change the world in other ways right now. (smile) So, please leave your epic comments and have a most triumphant day! Enjoy the following great video, Something Beautiful by Need to Breathe! Love you all…

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH4rC4oPfoU

Dream Big, Live Bold, and Make the Difference!

Chuck

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3 thoughts on “From Rags to Riches!

  1. Good stuff for real! Reading todays blog reminded me of that Sunday service awhile back (maybe a month ago) where you had the whole church put our hand out in front of ourselves with our fingers pinched together, which represented how we might perceive God being so small compared to our "big" problems, and then you told us to turn our little, pinched-together fingers and use BOTH hands stretched out wide, to remember how big God really is and how that is how we are supposed to know Him. That really hit home with me and I think about that demonstration when I find myself fretting over my problems. It reminds me to let him have my worries and I thank God for his peace. Good blog!