"The Lord is my portion; I have promised to keep Your words. I sought Your favor with all my heart; be gracious to me according to Your word."
Expecting God's favor is not expecting too much. We are programmed to be content with Gods' blessings. We are expected not to ask too much, after all wouldn't that be a form of gluttony in the sense of greed? Apparently this is not so in today's message.
Declaring God's favor is your birth-given right. Every morning you should expect this by saying, "Father, I thank You that I have Your favor." At this point take a moment and reflect on all your affirmations that have been granted. "Thank you for blessing me with a bit of opportunity to make some part time earnings lately." "Thank you for raising my son's grades since has been desperately studying these past few weeks."
Continue by saying, "Your favor is opening doors of opportunity and bringing success into my life. Your favor is causing people to want to help me." Once done, go out with the confidence expecting these good things to happen. Expect those door to open. Know that you have the advantage. Know that God is control of it all, and you will receive special favor.
Don't forget to expect favor even in the most mundane aspects of life. You are not imposing on God by asking too much in such situations. For example, I was trying to get into a Walmart space the other day. There was so much traffic that each space was full on the first tier parking lot. In a hurry and not wanting to go to tier two, I quieted my mind, and knew, yes, I just knew there would be a space up front. I KNEW that God would take care of this for me. Sure enough coming around the bend of the next parking aisle, someone was pulling out.
When you expect to have good favors, God does send them. The other day my compressor went on my car. Being my only transportation, I was quite upset. I called several garages and had price ranges from $700 - 900. This was a bit out of my budget range. To make matters worse, the one mechanic that always took care of my car closed his shop recently. I was taken aghast and thoughts began spinning when I quieted my mind. "I know God you will find favor for this. Please guide me out of this as I have no recourse." The following day I was prompted to call my old mechanic. He told me that he was doing some work on the side and could replace it for $400. Favor granted!
Keep in mind that God has our best interests at heart, that He is working on everything good in our lives. He doesn't always give us what we want, but he always gives us what we need. Remember a delay may spare you from an accident, or cause you to bump into someone who needs to be encouraged.
It is important to get into the habit of consistently speaking God's favor for our lives. Not just in our own lives, but in our businesses, our employees, our children, and in our families. Learn to expect God's favor over every aspect of your life. Remember, the more open minded you are to favor the more favor you're going to receive.