Seasons of Favor
Favor is inevitable when walking in step with the Father. Jesus experienced the favor of God immediately after He was baptized in the Holy Spirit. The Father spoke an affirming and grounding word to Him saying:
“You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” (Luke 3: 22)
Favor can be defined as being chosen as a child of God. In being adopted into God’s family, as a son or a daughter, there is complete access to the throne of mercy and grace.
One well-known woman in the Bible experienced an extraordinary season of favor: Hadassah or more commonly referred to as Esther. A Jew, in a foreign land, Esther was chosen to be Queen of Persia, which gave her influence to save her entire race from genocide.
This platform of favor enabled Esther to partner with God’s plan to change history. God’s heart in giving favor is to give life. His heart is always that man would live to the fullness in Christ Jesus. The call to life is literally seen in this book of the Bible as God spares His chosen people, the Jews, from total annihilation. An incredible aspect to this story is that God uses Esther to fulfill His unique plan of redemption.
Can you relate to a season of favor?
How do you steward favor?
What are some of the guideposts while walking in a season of favor?
For a more in-depth study or to find answers to your questions, take our online study “Esther: The Key to Favor”. This 10-part series based on the book of Esther. Take the plunge and learn how to stay within the realm of favor! Each lesson has a text to read along with several questions. Fill in your answers and a study coach will respond and pray for you.