I asked my wife, April the other day if she felt guilty for living in America now, knowing the rest of her family and friends were still in the Philippines. I think I would, at least a little. But her immediate reply was profound, and full of wisdom. She said, “No. Not at all. For God has bestowed upon me “favor” for all of my sacrifices.” Her response surprised me, and after more pondering I realized it was true, and balanced.
Is this the realization of the verse in Psalms 23, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life”?
My friend and I were discussing this issue, and he mentioned hearing a message where the minister talked about “favor” pursuing you. Hunting you down, if you will. I take that as meaning this; blessings coming your way and upon your life before you even ask God for help or even perhaps before you are aware you have a need.
So how does one enter a life of being pursued? By fully, completely placing all of your trust and faith in God. Walking and communicating with God on a daily basis. Doing your best to live according to his commands. By the way, those commands don’t exist to “harsh your mellow”, but to actually give you a good life free from hurt, pain, and harm.
In the last month my wife and I have had some blessings come our way and they were unexpected. We weren’t looking for them, but they found us. We appreciate it a lot and are thankful we have favor with God. He loves his children and wants to do good things for He is a loving father.
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