How Great His Favor

God's favor

Ephesians 2:4-7 (NIV)

But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages He might show the incomparable riches of His grace, expressed in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus.

 

 

Many times people tend to focus on what God has done in the past.  We focus on how God parted the Red Sea or stopped the sun for Joshua or fed thousands of people with just a little boy’s small lunch.  Yes, God has performed many amazing miracles throughout history and those are well documented within the pages of the Bible.  It is important that we give Him praise and glory for those miracles that He did perform all those years ago.

At the same time, we also need to look forward to what God wants to do in our lives today.  In the verse above found in Ephesians, Paul says that “in the coming ages,” God will do things that far supersede anything He’s ever done before.  I believe that this “coming age” that Paul is talking about, includes the time we are living in right now.  I think that God wants to outdo Himself and anything He has ever done in the past right now, in our generation.

Remember that God is a God of increase.  Where we are today is not where we are supposed to stay.  God has even greater levels of His favor and blessing in store for each of use.  We need to dare to dream BIG!  We need to dare to keep a God-sized vision in front of us.  A vision that we could never achieve on our own, but only through God.  We need to dare to take hold of all of the blessings God gives us, even the ones we have not received yet.

As we go through our days, let’s take the time to thank God for His faithfulness in our lives.  Let’s open our hearts and minds to the potential of what God can really do in our lives, not only today, but in the future as well.  Let’s ask God to use us to glorify the name of Christ to all those around us.

 

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About wmarsau

Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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