Posts Tagged ‘favor’

Light Reflection-2 Corinthians 6:1-2 Now Is The Time

April 19th, 2023 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Light Reflection is from Second Corinthians 6:1 and 2.

As God’s co-workers, we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.

The Apostle Paul was pointing to the present moment as an opportunity for us to get right with God and receive the gift of His grace. This happens when we humble ourselves before God and acknowledge our need for Jesus to save us from our sins. He will be faithful to answer this prayer from an earnest heart. This is a moment that defines our identity as a child of God, builds godly character to become more like Jesus, and changes our destiny toward a heavenly home that lasts forever.

This Light Reflection inspires us to receive God’s grace and enjoy His favor in the Year to Shine.

John Shirk

Light Reflection-Psalm 31:16 and 17a

January 9th, 2023 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Light Reflection is from Psalm 31:16 and 17a.

This is a prayer from the heart of David: “Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love. Let me not be put to shame, LORD, for I have cried out to you.”

David certainly had his enemies. They were strong and intimidating. But in his time of need David turned to the LORD for His favor. We have that same opportunity in our times of crisis. The whole world could be against us, and yet, we could still live with hope if we knew that God is with us.

To have God’s face shining on us is to have God’s favor-to be in a secure relationship that reflects God’s glory with a radiant faith.

This Light Reflection inspires us to humbly seek God’s favor in the Year to Shine.

John Shirk

Word of Encouragement-Blessing

February 17th, 2021 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Word of Encouragement is “Blessing.”

One definition of this word is “God’s favor.”

If we look at the life of Abraham, we see that one of the reasons that God blesses us is to make us a blessing. If we are blessed with material wealth, He wants us to be generous. If we are blessed with a job, He wants us to bless others with faithful service.

In Genesis 12:2, the LORD said to Abraham, “I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.”

The ultimate blessing that comes from God is His forgiveness. Without forgiveness of sins, there would be no hope for us to be restored to God. Forgiveness is a gift of God’s grace that becomes our reality when we put our faith in Jesus Christ to forgive us.

Romans 4:7 says, “Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord will never count against them.”

Find encouragement in the blessings that come from God in the Year of Endurance.

John Shirk