Preemptive Strike – Day 23

Open Doors I encourage education. I encourage mentoring. I encourage reading and studying to better your gifting. But at the same time, I know and have experienced the favor factor. The favor of God can take you beyond your education. God’s favor can open doors no man can open for you and can accelerate you faster than earning an advanced degree. If God has called you to do something and...

New Level…

Yesterday, I walked by a co-workers office. She was frazzled. This year, she had changed jobs. She was absolutely amazing in her former position. She did it with ease and grace. But this new job was challenging her. She felt uncomfortable, unprepared, and inadequate. She questioned her decision to take on a new challenge and longed to go back to her old position. I noticed her angst and stopped to...

Favor

I was sharing with another teacher my teaching schedule for the Fall. She looked at me and said, “You have so much Favor”. As I drove home after our conversation, I began to reflect on my teaching career. I was overwhelmed by the favor I have with students and parents. I repented for taking that favor for granted or thinking it was simply because of my longevity. The favor I...

Celebrated Not Tolerated

Jephthah was ordained by God to be a mighty man of valor. But he had one problem. His mom was a harlot. His dad had other sons by a respectable woman but Jephthah was judged not for his mistake but his mom’s. He was labeled by his brothers, “The son of another.” His brothers drove him away. Denied him of his inheritance. Jephthah left. Gave up His inheritance. He went...

Favor to Change the World

Your favor is not just for you. Joseph’s family received favor because of Joseph. A nation survived because of Joseph. If you are Caucasian, use your favor to promote unity, to advocate for equality for people of color, to build bridges. If you are male, use your favor to rage against misogyny, to advocate for equality for women, to stop bullies. If you are female, use your favor to silence...

Life is Unfair but So is Favor

What do you do when life is unfair? I’m reading the story of David and Saul. We all probably relate to David in the story. He was a young, gifted warrior, hated by his mentor for simply doing his job well. Saul was doing some very evil things. He killed all the priest except one for simply showing kindness to his perceived enemy. He was trying to kill David. He...

The Secret Of Success

The secret of success is “favor”. Favor means to be acceptable, delightful, pleasurable, self-will. What would it look like if you had favor with your boss, your clients, your neighbors, total strangers? What if everywhere you journeyed, people were attracted to you? The children of Israel had favor with the Egyptians, so that as they left Egypt, the Egyptians willing gave them silver, gold, and clothing. Joseph had favor with...

Blessed to be a Blessing

May God bless you. May His face shine upon you. Pause and meditate on this. What does God’s blessing look like in my life? Joy in trials? Peace in the storm? Provision in barrenness? Wholeness? Health? Lacking no good thing? Healthy relationships? Intimacy with God? Use your imagination to envision every area of your life touched by the blessing of God. Then begin to prophesy what you see. Declare His...

The Challenge Week 4 Day 5

Today is today, all day today. Tomorrow eventually becomes today. The only moment that will never become today is yesterday. Paul quoting Isaiah declared, “Today (now) is the Day of God’s favor. Today (now) is the day of Salvation. Paul was encouraging us not to minimize the power of God’s grace in our lives. We are co-workers with God All-Mighty. Therefore we can experience God’s grace in every situation in...