I’m feeling very hyper this morning. It’s 10am and I’ve already had what some would deem a highly eventful day! Had a powerful early morning prayer/worship/Bible routine. Drove Emily to work and came to Starbucks. Wrote an inspirational interview paper about Pastoral Ministry for a student at Liberty University. Had an electrifying brainstorming session with a friend about his business. Interpreted a lively dream for one of the newest Christians in my life. Had a very productive phone meeting with my assistant Kristin Via. Things are happening, people are being significantly transformed right in front of my eyes. Life is very good this morning!
This past Sundays 10am service at Destiny Family Center left a new fire burning in my heart. I’ve decided to raise the standard in my own life again! Made a new commitment to become the greatest version of myself that I can become by the end of this prophetic season. When God whispered in my ear, “I’m giving you more favor than you’ve ever known,” I believed Him! I’m going for it!!
Favor is a real force. One real touch of Gods favor can change everything for a person, ministry, business, nation, etc.
In the Bible, rain represented FAVOR to the farmer. God spoke about FAVOR through the prophet Zechariah when he said, “Ask the Lord for rain in the spring, for he makes the storm clouds. And he will send showers of rain so every field becomes a lush pasture.” (Zechariah 10:1-2 NLT)
Since the crops could not grow without rain, God was saying through his prophet, “Ask me for rain (ask me for favor) in the season of rain (in the season of favor) and I will send MY FAVOR so that every field becomes a lush pasture!”
There is no doubt about it. This is a SPRING time in my life. It might be winter in Virginia, but this is the season of FAVOR for me personally, for the people of Destiny Family Center, and for the people of this blog tribe! I want to have the prophetic instinct to ASK FOR FAVOR IN THIS TIME OF FAVOR! Thank God I do, and I am. You should do the very same thing!
When we pray for the thing that God already wants to do in our lives, our prayer is more than a request, it is a prophecy! Wooooosh! Read that again.
Moses said to the LORD, “You have been telling me, ‘Lead these people,’ but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. You have said, ‘I know you by name and you have found favor with me.’ If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you. Remember that this nation is your people.” (Exodus 33:12-13 NIV) (Emphasis added)
Favor comes and favor goes. Favor increases and decreases depending on many factors. Moses wanted to lengthen his season of favor. Therefore he asked, “Teach me your WAYS so that I may KNOW YOU and CONTINUE to FIND FAVOR with you.”
Over the past 20 years, I have learned a few things about favor. Moses is so right! One of the surest ways to find favor with God is to walk closely with Him. While Israel knew the ACTS of God, Moses knew the WAYS of God. Moses was undisputedly, God’s closest friend from his generation!
I don’t want my life to be the product of muscle and mind. I want to walk so closely with God that He will teach me His ways and I will know Him and continue in HIS FAVOR! I’m not just saying that I want to change the world… I plan to do it!
Wow you guys… read this message ten times and you’ll flip out with PASSION!
Here is a song for this moment: CitiPoint Worship, Commission My Soul.
Just like every morning, I prayed for you very passionately. I sincerely hope you feel the difference all day long.
With much love…
Dream Big, Live Bold, and Make the Difference!