“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. The 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. He also tells us about rewards that can come from such a relationship.
Those of us who practice KingdomNomics are converting our perishable time, talent, and treasure into the imperishable values of the Kingdom. We have discovered this great secret of the kingdom. We have found life, favor, and reward already. Futhermore, we are anticipating much more in the life to come.
Therefore, we pray that the favor of God will rest on us. Power belongs to God.
- He is the one who can change circumstances.
- He is the one who can open doors.
- He is the one who can protect us from all harm and deliver us from the evils of this world.
- He is the one who can establish the work of our hands.
As we continually ask for the favor of God to rest on us, our request serves as a checkpoint to evaluate whether we are living in conformance with his will. He will favor and bless those who cultivate a relationship with him.
If we are not consuming his Word and are not obeying him, how can we ask for his favor and blessing? If we fail to study his Word and obey him, we risk falling into the error of those who labor in vain:
“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.
- He is the one 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 in the world to come.
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?