“Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”Luke 2:14 (NIV)
What is favor. It’s easy to understand when we are well fed, comfortable and without turmoil. (or is it?)
What a slippery trick of the enemy. Because to live in the comfort zone is NOT favor.
I repeat it is NOT favor.
Comfort Zone living is NOT favor.
Wealth is NOT favor.
Everyone loving you is NOT favor.
Favor is living and being in the center of Christ’s presence. Favor is the movement towards sanctification because of His mercy. He will not leave us where we were. To restore us to our original creation design we will not be comfortable. We will be without earthly means of reliance we will be blessedly forced to acknowledge Christ as King and our only Provider of all things. What a blessing.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, stretch me, have Your way within me. I renounce comfort and cling to You. In Your blessed mercy rescue me from myself. I seek Your presence, Your glory and Your power. I willingly lay down what I think are my needs in order to obtain Your will for my life. You are greater than and greatly to be praised. All glory and honor be to Christ Jesus the Savior of the world. Thank, You Jesus.