“For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD.” (Proverbs 8:35). “Thou shalt arise,  and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come” (Psalm 102:13).

It is God’s plan that each one of us should live in divine favour. Divine favour means God’s supernatural intervention on behalf of God’s people in the time of crisis. God’s presence with us can shower divine favour upon us. The Bible says that the Lord was with Joseph and he was a prosperous or a favourable man. God showers the following favours:

  1. Favour of answered prayer
  2. Favour of acquired possession
  3. Favour of attained purpose
  1. HANNAH – Favour of answered prayer – “Then Eli answered and said, Go in peace: and the God of Israel grant thee thy petition that thou hast asked of Him. And she said, Let thine handmaid find grace (favour) in thy sight. So the woman went her way, and did eat, and her countenance was no more sad.” (1 Samuel 1:17,18). Hannah was a barren woman without a child. She led a life of reproach and shame. She was passing through a desert experience. Hannah went into the presence of the Lord with a sorrowful spirit and a heavy heart. She had only one petition. She wanted God to bless her life and make it fruitful. In verse 19 last part we read that ‘The Lord remembered her.’ Divine favour will result in you being remembered by God in times when others forget you. The truth is that divine favour helps you to receive blessing continuously.
  1. RUTH – Favour of acquired possession – “Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said unto him, Why have I found grace (favour) in thine eyes, that thou shouldest take knowledge of me, seeing I am a stranger?” (Ruth 2: 10). If you take the life of Ruth, divine favour renewed her shattered hope and changed her fettered condition. Her life was full of regrets, disappointments, wanderings and shattered hopes. The reason why Ruth experienced divine favour was her simple obedience to Naomi. She had harmony with her mother-in-law and good  fellowship with the reapers of the field. In Ruth 2:23, “So she kept fast by the maidens of Boaz to glean…and dwelt with her mother-in-law.” Her willingness to work, her commitment to the field and her obedience brought divine favour upon her life. Ruth experienced His favour by way of comfort, protection and fellowship with Boaz himself. Her empty life was transformed into a satisfied life and consummated life.
  1. ESTHER – Favour of attained purpose – “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”( Esther 2:17). Esther being an orphan led an ordinary life under the custodian care of Mordecai. Divine favour transformed an ordinary woman into a purposeful woman. Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ was highly favoured to bring forth Jesus into the world and to present the Saviour to the dying world. Esther, by approaching the king, received the favour of delivering the Jews. Through God’s favour, Esther accomplished her purpose of destroying the enemy. Prepare yourself to receive His favour in order to do His will and accomplish the purposes of God in your life.