“Hi Mark. This is Cathy. Are you hungry?”
“I could eat. Why?”
“We’re slow at the restaurant and I was wondering if you wanted to come eat here today?”
“Oh, I see. Because I’m a generous tipper?”
“You’re not that good of a tipper,” Cathy said while laughing.
I laughed too. “Okay. Then why do you want me to come eat?”
“I don’t know why, but I’ve noticed that whenever you come to the restaurant, we get slammed with business, and yes, I have more opportunities to earn tips.”
The above conversation was changed a bit, but is true. It’s something I had noticed as well, but didn’t know anyone else had. Several years ago I begin to see that after I walked into a place of business, any business, they started getting very busy. One day I had understanding as to why. It is because I am a child of God and I am blessed and highly favored. Therefore, the places I visit are blessed as well. The blessings don’t stop there either. I find favor among men in many ways and at many times, and am blessed.
I’m not boasting in this, you can be as well. Mary, the mother of Jesus was blessed and highly favored and she knew it, because the Angel of the Lord told her she was. You gain this by drawing close to God. Know that you are his adopted son or daughter with privileges. You have all the blessings of heaven at your disposal. Ask for them. Tell your Abba Father (Daddy God) what you need, and even what you want. You might just be surprised. A scripture says, “You have not, because you ask not!” That is so true. God is just waiting to hear from you. He’s not Santa Clause, or your credit card, for He is so much more than that, but He is love, and He loves you so much! Love him back.
Get to know him, and spend time with him. One of the best ways to know God is to read his word, the Bible. God reveals himself and his character throughout the scriptures. Also look at the life of Jesus. Jesus even said, “If you have seen me then you have seen the Father.” Get intimate with Jesus, for you are the bride of Christ, after you accept him. Live like you know it! Walk around professing, “I am blessed and highly favored,” because as a child, who draws close to God, you are!
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