THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011
"I will give [you] favour." Ex 3:21
God told Israel, "I will give [you] favour in the sight of the Egyptians: and...when ye go, ye shall not go empty [handed]." God promised His people two things before they left Egypt: favor with their enemies, and great provision. And when He brought them out, they had both. There's a lesson here. Your trouble is only a classroom-a controlled environment for God to work on your behalf. Look what He used to free His people from slavery and turn their situation around-flies, hailstones and frogs. Go figure! The things that destroyed their enemies were the very things God used to deliver them. There's nothing God can't do. He can be your doctor, your counselor, your broker, your lawyer, and anything else you need Him to be. Notice, the frogs that invaded the homes of the Egyptians couldn't cross the property line of God's people. That's because the favor of God will protect you! Think of the things that have come right up to you, but didn't touch you. Ezra said, "The hand of our God was on us, and he protected us from enemies" (Ezr 8:31 NIV). Why did the same Pharaoh who repeatedly said no to Moses, suddenly say yes? Timing! When the time is right God will move on your behalf. So start praying for favor: favor in unexpected places, favor that moves mountains, favor that opens doors, favor that gives you access to things you otherwise wouldn't have. If you can't cope with the future, check with the past. "Surely [not maybe] goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life" (Ps 23:6).
Published on Thursday, May 5, 2011 @ 6:58 AM CDT