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Favor Moments…

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castle in chair pixa x     ‘Bestow favor’ always brings to mind a picture of someone setting a crown on my head or handing me keys to a castle or something fanciful. To be granted favor seems so big and so undeserved.

But I need favor, in the moments when I teeter between making decisions… Moments when I feel torn between right and wrong… Moments when anxiety and doubt paralyze…

“May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us.” (Psalm 90:17 NIV) Rest upon us… So we can go about our moments with favor extended to others. So we can leave behind the negative self-talk with favor extended to self. So we can trust in the midst of the hard moments God uses all for the good of those who love Him.

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Like drops that slowly fall become puddles, so our moments become life. I want mine to add up to ones that show His favor resting on me. But how, especially when moment to moment things change so quickly? “Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always.” (Psalm 105:4 NIV)

Always…In all ways – seek His face and His strength. In the moments of this day – not yesterday’s and not tomorrow’s, but in today’s – may the moments that make life be ones filled not with my disquieted heart but ones filled with assurance and hope. “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.” (Hebrews 10:23 NIV)

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Faith-full – when we are faithless, caught up in moments of uncertainty, still one thing is always certain – He is faithful and His promises to us are forever.

I found this, no author name, but it came from the blog Share Inspire Quotes: “Happy moments, praise God. Difficult moments, seek God. Quiet moments, worship God. Painful moments, trust God. Every moment, thank God.” A lifetime of moments spent like this would indeed be a life that has the favor of God. These are Favor Moments

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If you stopped by because you read my devotion today over at Encouragement Cafe, WELCOME!   So glad you are here!

 

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6 thoughts on “Favor Moments…

  1. “In the moments of this day – not yesterday’s and not tomorrow’s, but in today’s – may the moments that make life be ones filled not with my disquieted heart but ones filled with assurance and hope.” That is my prayer, too. I have recently been trying to remember to go to God when I first start getting those feelings of overwhelm that come every now and then. When I do that I immediately feel peace and I stop the worry before it starts. Now I may have to do it several times a day, but I’m learning. He knows best and loves us more than we know. I’m visiting from the #raralinkup!

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    • Gayl, thank you so much for stopping by. It’s a day by day thing and that’s how it’s supposed to be as we trust in Him (sometimes moment to moment 🙂 ). Privilege to shine His light as we trust. Blessings…

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  2. Ps. 5:12 — for it is You who blesses the righteous man, O Lord, You surround him with favor as with a shield.

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  3. Thank you Paris for this reflection on favor. You write with clarity, sharing God’s truth with understanding.

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    • Nancy, thank you so much for your sweet words. Definitely relying on our Father and hoping He uses my efforts to His glory. Keep writing for Him, He has people He wants to hear your words 🙂

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