Today I remember that I’m not fighting to win God’s favor.
I already have it in full.
I’m approved of, well-liked, and blessed because I’ve received the righteousness of Christ. God’s attitude towards me is one of glorious favor.
In Psalm 90:17, the writer asks, “May the favor of the Lord rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us.” I read also in Psalm 84 that “The Lord is a sun and a shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.” God bestows his favor and lets it rest on us because in Romans 3:22 we learn that a “righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ.” We’re blameless and pure, worthy of favor and blessing because of this gift–not by anything we do or don’t do.
We don’t win it, work for it, beg, or bargain. We have it, and today we believe and receive it.
I wonder how a day goes when we experience the reality of God’s favor in our lives. I’m excited to see what happens!