Sunday, June 12, 2011


Life is full of favor. Some of us may not recognize it in our lives but it's really and truly there with each step we take. To be in one's favor is basically to be in one's good graces. God shows favor in our lives on so may occasions and in so many ways that we as human beings have a tendency of overlooking or taking for granted, if you will, the things He has done for us.

It can be something as little as somehow gaining a couple of extra seconds on your way to work that caused you to be right on time instead of just a little bit late.

How many of you have started to do your laundry and found money in the pockets of your pants that you forgot you had? What about those near misses on the road where you either unknowingly pull out in front of someone, or they do it to you and neither of you were hit? That's favor.

God is constantly keeping a watch over us. Anything that happens in our lives happens with a purpose. Sometimes we don't see the purpose or know the reason but there's always something to be learned in what God allows or doesn't allow to happen. Those lessons, and that learning process is designed to strengthen us against a recurrence of that same situation. It's sort of like going to the store to buy something specific and realizing you didn't bring enough money with you. It's embarrassing, but I guarantee that you won't make that mistake again.

That's the basic principle of life. Things are going to happen, but the way we deal with those things will determine our growth. That's just how it works. God's favor is something to be grateful for. It's something to rejoice about and it's definitely not something that should be overlooked or taken for granted.

Thing about some of the more recent "situations" in your life. You'll be amazed at how much work God has put in on your behalf. That ladies and gentlemen, is favor.

Love y'all. Keep growing.

-Don Savant