“In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.
2 Corinthians 6:2 (NIV)
The moment we received salvation through receiving Jesus as Savior and Lord, we entered into the favor of God. Let us remember every day that we are now living in God’s favor and that, as a result, everything we need has been made available to us. We can trust God to show Himself strong in the different areas of our life.
I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your works; I muse on the work of Your hands.
Psalm 143:5 (NKJV)
It is powerful to bring to our remembrance all that God has already done. When we meditate on how good God has been to us in the past, it raises our expectation for the future. Let’s never take for granted how far He has brought us, and rejoice in anticipation of the good that is to come!
By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
Romans 1:5 (KJV)
Obedience in the new covenant is obedience to the faith. Rather than trying to live by the law, our obedience is our commitment to right believing. We are obedient when we believe what God says about us which enables the Holy Spirit to work on the inside of us, shaping us more fully into who God has called us to be.
Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with thine ears.
Ezekiel 3:10 (KJV)
God is telling us to let His Words take root in our hearts. As we hear the Word, meditate on it and speak it out loud, we are receiving it into our hearts. And the supernatural power of the Word of God becomes apparent once it has become a living reality in the heart of a Believer!
By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Romans 5:2 (KJV)
Grace is the revelation that God through Jesus has already made available everything we will ever need. Faith is how we access what grace has provided. And so let us rejoice that we can trust confidently in the finished works of Jesus, and be expectant for His goodness to show up in our lives.
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
1 Peter 5:7 (KJV)
Key to surrendering all our cares to God is understanding how much He cares for us. The more we get a revelation of His perfect love, the more will we find ourselves at peace regardless of circumstances. When we receive the perfect love of Jesus we find rest in His finished works, trusting that He has already perfected all that concerns us.
Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
2 Peter 1:2 (KJV)
The knowledge of God and the finished works of Jesus yields in an increase of grace and peace. And so the more we meditate on the truth that Jesus has done everything He needed to do to make us righteous and to give us full and complete access to the blessings of the kingdom, the greater becomes our peace in Him.
Then you will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29:13 (AMPC)
When seeking God has become a vital necessity, we may rest assured that He will make Himself known to us in ways that will be obvious. Living lives where God has become a priority will always lead to His goodness and favor showing up.