Will You Do Me A Favor?
By Mavis Tipton
What runs through your mind when someone asks the question “Will you do me a favor?”
Many thoughts can run through your mind when you hear those “six” words.
We may have had times when someone needed a favor, and we were only too happy to help. There are other times when it wasn’t convenient and we had to say no. If we are honest we have had times when we just didn’t want to!
The relationship you have with the one who is asking and their attitude, generally determines how you will respond.
Webster’s definition: 1. A spirit of approval, good will. 2. An act of kindness, not self-seeking.
The biblical definition is “demonstrated delight.” The favor of God can be described as “tangible evidence that a person has the approval of the Lord.” Meaning one is in relationship with God.
Throughout the Bible we read about the favor of God upon His people. Noah found favor in the Lord, Gen. 6:8;
Moses found favor in the Lord, Ex. 32:11; 33:13;
Daniel found favor in the Lord, Dan. 10:19;
and Mary found favor in the Lord, Luke 1:28, but they all had their struggles with difficulties like anyone else.
God knows all our deepest thoughts, motives, desires and fears. He knows all we do in a day’s time, and He surrounds us with His care and blesses us with His favor, because we are in relationship with Him. Psalm 139:5.
In January when Buddy had Carotid Artery surgery performed and the doctor came to tell Paul and I the results, immediately I said “God’s Favor.”
Whenever I share the miracle God performed, I always say God’s favor. I have always believed in God’s favor, but it isn’t a phrase I use a lot.
Grace and mercy are words we often use to describe God’s goodness, and without God’s grace we wouldn’t know and experience the favor of God.
When we have the favor of God we rest in quiet confidence knowing we are forgiven and we are walking in His plan.
As I reflect upon my walk with the Lord He has shown favor many times to my family and I. I will be forever thankful to my Lord for His grace, mercy and favor.
Will you take a moment and reflect on your life, look for the little blessings that God has provided, you will be surprised how much the Lord has poured out His “favor” upon you?
God’s favor comes by seeking Him, coming humbly before Him. Loving Him with all our heart, mind body and soul. Seeking Him as your loving Father, and desiring to please Him more than your self.
“Surely, LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.”
God desires to “demonstrate delight.” You don’t have to worry, He is never too busy, too tired or just doesn’t want to. He delights in blessing His children with His favor.