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Walking in God's Favor

By Martha Bush Walking-in-gods-favor-1

Let’s take a stroll today and see what it's like to walk in God’s favor. For a reference story, I want to draw your attention to a man in the book of Esther - Mordecai. Let's start with Esther 6:3.

The king said, “What honor or dignity has been bestowed on Mordecai for this?”  Then the king’s servants who attended him said, “Nothing has been done for him.” 

The story behind the above verse goes like this:  One day, as Mordecai was on duty outside King Ahasuerus’ gate, two of the king’s guards became angry at the king and plotted to assassinate him.  Mordecai heard about it and passed on the information to Queen Esther who told the king, crediting Mordecai with the information.  An investigation was made, the two men found guilty, and impaled alive.  This was all recorded in The Book of Chronicles, the history book of King Ahasuerus’ reign.

Five years passed and it would appear as though the king had forgotten all about Mordecai saving his life.  But, on that night, the king could not sleep and asked for The Book of Chronicles to be brought to him, and he read the account that had been recorded of how Mordecai had saved his life.  The king decided it was now time to reward him for this.

And thus, plans were put into motion for "A royal robe be brought which the king has worn, and a horse on which the king has ridden, which has a royal crest placed on its head. Then let this robe and horse be delivered to the hand of one of the king’s most noble princes, that he may array the man whom the king delights to honor. Then parade him on horseback through the city square, and proclaim before him." "Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delights to honor!’”  (Esther 6:6-11)

You gotta hand it to God.  He knows how to have a grandeur performance that glorifies His name. What a class act He performed. An interesting little tidbit of information.  You probably have noticed that The book of Esther does not even contain the name God. I don’t know know about you, but to me that shows how God works behind the scenes, and when He gets everything lined up like He wants it, He carries out His plan.

There is much written about the story of Mordecai and the events leading up to the night the king asked to read from The Book of Chronicles. But, may I draw your attention to three take away points in Chapter 6:  (1) God Saw Every Aspect of Mordecai's Life (2) God Didn't Forget Him (3) God's Timing Was Perfect. 

The Results--- 

Mordecai had the honor of Walking in God's favor!

What about you?  Do you ever feel that the dreams you have for your family have not been fulfilled? Do you ever feel that there is more God has for you to do? Do you ever feel that it is time for God to show up on your radar screen?

My friends, I can’t explain it, but I just feel it in my bones that something “BIG” is on the horizon for all God’s people - - new assignments, transitions, prophetic words coming to pass. As a matter of fact, it seems to be the "Hot Topic" among God's children.

Just like Mordecai, He has not forgotten us, nor has He forgotten our nation. So…….

Receive it in your hearts, and by faith, begin

Walking in God’s Favor!

I can’t wait to hear all of our stories that will surely come out of this time in history.

What are your thoughts on the story, as well as your own life.  You might can add more takeaway points than the three I listed.


If you haven’t watched it yet, check out Lynn’s video on what the Lord shared with her from Isaiah 61 concerning  The Year of The Lord’s FavorSee video here.


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