“And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” Luke 2:52
The Greek word for grace is “charis”. It means divine influence upon the heart and it’s reflection in the life. An increase in favor begins with an increase in God’s knowledge and wisdom, and increasing in obedience. Here are some ways to manifest divine and uncommon favor in your life.
Watch Your Words
Death and life are in the power of the tongue. Speak life over your situation, not death. Speak the truth of God’s Word, not what the devil is saying. Also guard your ear gate from harmful words of others that are sent to destroy you. Let your response be what God is saying.
Have a No Strife Policy in Your Life.
Don’t fuss and fight with people. If they refuse to hear or refuse to walk in peace with you, leave them alone. Strife hinders the flow of God’s grace and favor in your life.
Be All In.
If your heart is divided between the world and God, if it is distracted with the cares of life, or if you’re holding on to an offense, you will hinder the powerful flow of favor.
Bless What God is Blessing.
God is wanting us to bless Him by blessing His saints, those who are doing His work from a right heart. Find ways to sow into their life and bless them by praying fervently for them.
Prayer: Father God, thank You for speaking directly into my heart. Thank You for Your favor and love. I open myself to You and ask that You have divine influence on my heart. Let Your character and nature rub off on me. I receive Your wisdom and I yield my life completely to You. I ask that You release Your flow of grace in my life and that You are glorified in me. In Jesus name, Amen.
(Read Proverbs 18:21; Philippians 2:3