The act of desiring divine favour is the best experience for any child of God. Divine favour is best described as the favour of God, God’s act of undue or unusual kindness or his approval, liking or support.
The reality is that man often obtain favour from fellow man but this cannot be compared with the favour of God. The supremacy of divine favour cannot be overemphasized. While a man can operate in the favour of man and lack divine favour, it is impossible to have divine favour without experiencing the favour of man.
It is superior, activates and commands the favour of man. The favour of man is limited and can be limited in several ways but that of God is unlimited. It never fails when that of man fail.
Some of the several reasons a man may fail to offer favour include wrong timing, inappropriate educational qualification, not belonging to a particular tribe, region or religion etc.
Divine favour is not limited by your birth or origin, background, geographical location, educational qualifications and or earthly connections etc.
We see the interesting account of event that took place in Jesse’s house when David was anointed as a King as recorded in 1 Samuel 16:1-13. As a child of God, every favour you have ever received from man was orchestrated by God and no favour so great that God cannot attract unto your life. He is the God of all flesh and nothing is too hard for him. Jeremiah 32:27
Man can skim and manipulate to obtain man’s favour but you cannot manipulate God to obtain his favour. Divine favour is a spiritual blessings accessible through the Lord Christ. Ephesians 1:3 says, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:”.
To qualify for divine favour, you need to form an ally with Jesus Christ by accepting him as personal Lord and Saviour and begin to walk in his righteousness.
10 Benefits of Divine Favour
1. Divine favour activates favour with man.
Daniel 1:9, “Now God had brought Daniel into favour and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs.”
2. Divine favour gives security and protection.
Psalms 5:12, “For thou, Lord , wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.”
3. It guarantees upliftment and promotion.
Psalms 89:17, “For thou art the glory of their strength: and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted.”
4. Divine favour generates divine settlement and gratification.
Exodus 3:21, “And I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty:”
5. It gives courage with the capacity to gain new grounds and conquer new territories.
Deuteronomy 33:23, “And of Naphtali he said, O Naphtali, satisfied with favour, and full with the blessing of the Lord : possess thou the west and the south.”
6. Divine favor takes you to prominence and preferential treatment.
Est. 2:17, “And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti”.
7. Divine favour produces greatness and influence.
Exodus 11:3, “And the Lord gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh’s servants, and in the sight of the people.”
8. It produces safety and victory over adversaries.
Psalms 44:3, “For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them.”
9. Divine favour produces restoration of everything that the enemy has stolen from you.
Ex. 3:21, “And I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty”.
10. It produces honor in the midst of oppositions.
Ex 11:3, “And the lord gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight Pharaoh’s servants, and in the sight of the people”.
The life of a man is in stages and every stage requires divine favour. You may not be able to change the past experience but there is opportunity to change the present situations with the future. This is possible by desiring divine favour.