“May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us—yes, establish the work of our hands.” (Psalm 90:17 NIV)
Our relationship with God through Christ means LIFE, FAVOR, and REWARD!
We all want to experience a full and meaningful life to enjoy in this world. Scripture tells us we can experience the favor of God if we establish the right kind of relationship with him. The favor of God is available to us and brings us rewards.
You would think the world would be pounding the path to the door of one who promises such things. For those of us who practice KingdomNomics (and who have become yield active converterlators, converting our perishable time, talents, and treasures to imperishable values), we have discovered this great secret of the kingdom. We have found life, favor, and reward already in this world. Furthermore, we are anticipating much more in the life to come.
Therefore, we pray God’s favor to rest on us. Power belongs to God. He is the one who can change circumstances, open doors, protect us from harm, and deliver us from the evils of this world. He can establish the work of our hands.
We should continually ask for the favor of God to rest on us. Doing so is a checkpoint for us to make sure we are conforming to his will. He will favor and bless the ones who are cultivating their relationship with him.
If we are not consuming his Word and obeying him, then how can we ask for God’s favor and blessing? If we do not seek his favor, we risk falling into the error of those who, “Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain” (Psalm 127:1 NIV).
We want the Lord to bless and establish the works of our hands so our lives will truly echo into eternity. He is the one who prompts us to work for the kingdom and who empowers us to work for him. May we be successful in finding and experiencing the favor of the Lord, both in this world and for all of eternity.
Today, ask yourself:
Am I asking for the favor of God on my daily activities? Am I asking God to grant me success in what he has directed me to do for him today?