Thursday, April 4, 2019
One of the great privileges we have as Christians is finding favor from the Lord. Yet our understanding of "favor" can be off. We are sometimes told it's all about us--that God gave us that house, that car, that job so we can have all we need. But his provision doesn't stop with us.
In this fascinating, empowering book, Gary Wilkerson, pastor and president of World Challenge, paints a bigger, brighter, and more biblical picture of what God's favor is. He shows how our loving Father showers his abundant resources upon us--things like forgiveness, restoration, peace, joy, power, and authority--not only to bless us with a favored, happy life, but for us to joyfully demonstrate this favor to others, whether they are friends, family, or strangers on the street. Because God's favor is not meant to end with us--it is meant to show the beauty of his unearned grace to a hurting, unbelieving world.
My thoughts: Over all, I like what Gary has to say about enduring and knowing that God is on our side and that we have His love even when we don't really feel it. I don't agree with everything in this book, since there are times when we don't see the results of God's "favor" in this lifetime, because that shouldn't be where our focus is on. Yes, blessings are nice, but we are on this earth to prepare for eternity. So, don't get discouraged if you aren't feeling God's favor.
I received this book from Chosen publishing. This is my honest review.
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