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When God began ministering to me about His favor, I realized that I had let that revelation slip. The Lord said to me, "Son, you're not believing Me for favor like you used to. You could be walking in a whole lot more favor than what you're walking in if you'd believe Me for it. Consciously ask Me for favors."

I made up my mind, if I'm entitled to more favor, then I'm going to walk in it. I'm not just going to say, "Amen, hallelujah, praise God." No, I'm going to commit to it and actually walk in it. I do not let a day go by without confessing "I walk in divine favor. The favor of God goes before me today, changing rules, regulations, and policies."

I not only confess it for me but I confess it for my children. I confess that this family walks in the favor of God. And we do. Some of it is happening so instantly that it is overwhelming!

It's Not Something You 'Try'
I challenge you to study favor and begin to confess the favor of God in your life. Be consistent with it. Don't just try it for three or four days and quit if you don't see any results. Be diligent about it. Revelation is going to come to you where the favor of God is concerned, and it is going to lift your self-esteem and your confidence.

It's going to make you feel like you are somebody in the sight of God. Things that you've been struggling with for a long time are going to come to pass simply because you realize that you have favor with God.

You need to start declaring the favor of God. Get up in the morning and say, "This is another day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad therein. The favor of God goes before me and surrounds me." You'll be amazed at doors that will start opening for you. Declare the favor of God! Decree the favor of God goes before you! And watch the doors open!

Steps To Increasing God's Favor In Your Life
Luke 2:52 states, "And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man." From this verse, we see that we can increase in the favor of God. Let's see how this takes place in our lives:
    "I in treated thy favor with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word. I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies" (Ps. 119:58-59).

    The Psalmist is asking for more favor. Notice in Verse 59, it reveals to us what he did to increase in favor. He said, "I thought on my ways." Obviously, if you are going to ask for favor to be increased, then your lifestyle must be pleasing to God. Your lifestyle has everything to do with favor increasing in your life.

    Consider your ways. There's nothing wrong with God's ways. Your conduct and your behavior have everything to do with whether or not you increase in the favor of God. If you want to increase in God's favor, then take an inventory of your ways. If you find things in your life that you know are not pleasing to God, then correct them. Take authority over them, and get them out of your life so that you can begin to walk in a greater level of God's favor.

    "Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. Blessed is the man that hears me, watching daily at my gates, wailing at the posts of my doors. For who so finds me finds life, and shall obtain favor of the Lord" (Prov. 8:33-35).

    "Find me" is a key to increasing in God's favor. Continually seek Him and keep your ears open to His voice and listen to His instructions for your life. Learn to be sensitive so you can hear His voice clearly. How do you find Him? By spending quality time with Him. Spend time reading His Word and praying in the Spirit so that you can get to know Him more intimately. The more intimate your fellowship with Him becomes, the more of His favor you'll experience.

    Be obedient to God's instructions. Obviously, the more obedient you are to God, the more capability you have of increasing in His favor. People who are disobedient don't walk in favor. When you hear God's instructions, don't hesitate, be quick to obey. The person who will do that will not only find life, but he'll walk in a greater level of the favor of the Lord.

    "My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of shine heart: So shalt thou find favor and good understanding in the sight of God and man" (Prov. 3:1-4).

    Create a hunger for truth. Seek it with all of your heart. When God sees how much you love truth, then favor will increase in your life. God delights in those who love truth. Remember, Jesus said that those who continue in His Word shall know the truth, and the truth shall make them free.

    "He that diligently seeks good procures favor: but he that seeks mischief, it shall come unto him" (Prov. 11:27).

    What does He mean by this? In other words, develop a lifestyle of seeking out that which is good and pleasing to God. Don't always look for the shortcuts in life. Look for the things that put a demand on your life to become the best you can possibly be. Look for ways to be a blessing to others. When you are favorable toward others then more favor comes to you.

    "Who so despises the word shall be destroyed: but he that fears the commandment shall be rewarded. The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death Good understanding gives favor" (Prov. 13:13-14).

    Notice he says, "Who so despises the Word." I've seen this happen to many Christians: "I'm so tired of studying the Word! I'm so tired of having to be in the Word all the time." The Word has become irksome to them. They've lost their zeal for the Word.

    They used to be zealous. They bought all the Christian books. They bought all the most inspirational tapes. They went to all the seminars. They couldn't get enough of the Word. But then, you don't see them quite as frequently. You notice they don't talk the Word like they used to.

    Do you know anyone like this? They've lost their desire for the Word. According to this scripture, when you lose your zeal for the Word, you literally cut yourself off from increased favor. Never lose your zeal for the Word.

    Never lose your hunger for revelation knowledge and always desire understanding! Good understanding gives favor. The more you understand God's ways, the more you're going to walk in His favor.

    Source: Walking in Divine Favor by Jerry Savelle.
    Excerpt permission granted by Jerry Savelle Publications

Author Biography

Jerry Savelle
Web site: Jerry Savelle Ministries International
Dr. Jerry Savelle was an average, blue-collar man who was struggling and needed God's help. While he considered himself a "nobody," when he became a believer God told him not to worry about it because He was a master at making champions out of nobodies. God has since taken Dr. Savelle from being a constant quitter to a man who knows how to stand on the Word of God until victory is experienced. Because of the life-changing combination of God's faithfulness and Dr. Savelle's "no quit" attitude, his life is totally different than it was thirty-eight years ago.

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