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20, May 2019

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God Has Set A Time To Favour You

‘You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show favour to her; the appointed time has come.’ Psalm 102:13 NIV

All of your life can be training for one season, one God-given assignment, one purpose. You may determine the number of years required to graduate from university with your degree. You may know the amount of effort and the approximate timeline required to rise to the top of your profession. But when it comes to experiencing the favour of God, He sets the time.

‘But You, O Lord, sit enthroned for ever, Your renown endures through all generations. You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show favour to her; the appointed time has come.’ (Psalm 102:12–13 NIV)

One moment of God’s favour will do more for you than a lifetime of striving. In his book Still Standing: 8 Winning Strategies for Facing Tough Times, Dr James Merritt writes: ‘In a meeting that took less than twenty minutes, Pharaoh made Joseph prime minister of the entire country—second in authority only to him! Pharaoh’s act catapulted Joseph from the pit to the palace. God works, in hindsight, through a beautiful story arc. His way of getting Joseph to the palace was through the pit and the prison. As with Joseph, what we so often see as stumbling blocks are really stepping stones God uses to accomplish His plan and fulfil His purpose in our lives.’

It’s your obedience to God that brings His favour, and your faithfulness in difficult times: ‘For better or worse, richer or poorer, in sickness and in health.’ So be faithful and press on; God has set a time to favour you!

SoulFood: 1 Ki 8–9, Mark 8:14–26, Ps 47, Pro 12:4–6

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2019

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