Genesis 39; Genesis 40; Genesis 41; Luke 16
Genesis 39: 4So Joseph found favor in his sight and became his personal servant; and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he owned he put in his charge.
God’s favor was on Joseph and He blessed him in all he did. God was preparing Joseph for a high level position. Joseph was faithful to what God put in front of him, he never complained, or waited, he did what was put in front of him.
Pastor Dick has been teaching on the FOG, the Favor of God. I am learning more and more that god wants me to rely on His favor. God’s favor elevates one and allows one to do the job with great success. The reality is that we cannot do the work of the Lord without the favor of God. I must guard this in my life as I have a tendency to work harder and harder and this makes me less dependant on God and His anointing. I have seen how some people just have the ability to do incredible things for God yet totally enjoy the journey. They never seem to stress of burn out, in fact they do not seem to work to hard at all. I believe a lot of this is to do with leadership skill sets, but more than that I believe a lot of it has to do with the favor of God. I need the favor of God. I have seen it on my life but more than ever I need the favor of God for the incredible task in front of me. I am blessed as I think that I do not have to earn His favor, He has already given it to me because I am His son. My part is simple, call on the favor. Call on it by faith and move forward. Today I do that, I call on the favor and blessing of God. I call by faith the ability to do great things because my God is a great God. I am blessed and favored by God because He has chosen me and appointed me.
Lord, thank You for Your favor. I pray that You would elevate our ministry to a new level. Prepare us for the great things that You have called us to do. I pray for a breakthrough at urgency and ask this day that we would see many come to know You. Lord I pray for the youth of San Jose and ask You to bring a revival. Bless every youth pastor and leader. Anoint them, refresh them and speak vision to them. Bless my wife this day, thank You for healing her voice. I pray for Your favor on her life too.
Lead me today, I ask for wisdom and discernment. In Jesus Name