Daily Devotional – 9/25/14 “Agree with your favor!”

You’ve been favored by God but you can’t figure out why your favor ain’t working? Well that’s because you’ve yet to agree with your favor! Chile what is wrong with you. Don’t you know God doesn’t favor anything that isn’t worthy? Don’t you know God doesn’t favor anyone He hasn’t already found fit enough to handle the assignment? Haven’t you realized yet the potential you have when you open your mouth for good things? Don’t you see the folks you encourage when you’re not even trying? I bet you don’t even see the places your feet are walking in do you? You don’t even see the doors that are opening that you haven’t even made it too yet, have you? And all you have to do is agree with the favor that has already been poured into your life. Baby, God didn’t need your permission to favor you; He simply needs you to agree with it. No, God doesn’t need your approval but He does need your agreement that you’ll go where He’ll send you even though you might not know the location or the folk. God needs you to talk when He tells you even though you might not like the subject or the crowd. God needs you to move when He tells you too even though you might not like the moves nor the music and He needs you to encourage when He tell you too even though you may not know the people or the circumstance and may not feel like it. But you can’t do it if you’ve yet to agree with the favor that God has appointed to your life. Oh and get this … You also can’t do it if you’re still straddling the fence of the world.

Yea, God has anointed your tongue but you can’t use it for bad on Saturday and then expect God to consecrate it for good on Sunday and then say you agree with your favor. It ain’t happening. It may look like its happening but it ain’t. (Get it together!). God has given us favor that can turn thangs around for us, if we agree with it but we have to first agree with it. Ephesians 1:11 says, “Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.” Simply saying, we have received favor. [You’ll get it in a minute.] All I am saying is, agree with your favor and watch things start to change for the good. When you agree with your favor, you no longer feel like you’re down and out. When you agree with your favor depression no longer resides in your residence, sickness comes but you’ll wear it well, death will show up in your family but you’ll grieve and not suffer and financial troubles will no longer drown you because you can now swim in the deep end. Oh, when you agree with your favor your story changes because you won’t be able to tell it the same for you are no longer telling it as the victim but as victorious! When you agree with your favor, your praise changes because you won’t be able to worship the same. When you agree with your favor, you won’t even hate your enemy the same because everything about you changes! You don’t have to believe me; try it for yourself. You’ll see! When you agree with your favor, favor removes the labor!

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Daily Devotional – 8/18/14 “Favor takes away the labor!”

Donald Lawrence said something on Sunday Best last night that stirred something in me and he simply said, favor takes away the labor. Baby, when you’ve been favored by God, that favor will take away the labor of trying to get to a place than man can’t put you. When you’ve been favored by God, you’ll walk into places you’d never dreamed your feet would walk. When you’ve been favored by God, you’ll travel to places you’d never even heard of. When you’ve been favored by God, you’ll speak in front of people who’ve never heard your name before that day but will never forget it afterwards. When you’re favored by God, you’ll reach heights ordinary people can’t reach. When you’re favored by God, there are no limits because God sets no boundaries. Now, let me make this known; favor takes away the labor of you getting there but you have to labor to stay. Oh, that’s going to pass over a few heads but let me say it again. The favor you’ve been given will take away the labor of you getting to where you need to be but it doesn’t mean you won’t have to labor to stay where you’ve gotten. See, your favor got you to the table that has been so nicely prepared for you in the presence of those who said you shouldn’t even be in the room but now you’ve got to labor, which means you’ve got some work to do now that you’ve taken your seat. Yea, your favor got you in that CEO chair but you’ve got some laboring to do, which means it’s time to roll up those sleeves and get to work and show them the knowledge they didn’t think you had. Yea, your favor is what got your ministry started but now it’s time for your labor to make sure it remains ministry based.

How do you get God’s favor? It’s simple. You have to be righteous. Don’t take my word but take God’s because the bible says in Psalm 5:12, “For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favor as with a shield.” Of course, I know it’s hard to be without sin, all the days of your life, but repent when you do wrong yet try to do right most of the time. If favor can take away the labor of getting me places that blows my mind; then favored living is what I am striving for. “Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan. Ephesians 1:11”