“Then she instructed him to say to Mordecai, “All the king’s officials and the people of the royal provinces know that for any man or woman who approaches the king in the inner court without being summoned the king has but one law: that they be put to death unless the king extends the gold scepter to them and spares their lives. But thirty days have passed since I was called to go to the king.””
Esther 4:10-11 NIV
Because we are sons and daughters of God we have favor but what does that mean?
Haman, the king’s top man set a plan in motion to destroy all the Jews so Mordecai challenged Esther to step up and do something to save them but there was one problem, she had to be summoned by the king. She couldn’t just approach him when she felt like. The penalty was death but after fasting and praying she went before the king and this is where we see the favor of God in action;
“When he saw Queen Esther standing in the court, he was pleased with her and held out to her the gold scepter that was in his hand. So Esther approached and touched the tip of the scepter.”
Esther 5:2 NIV
Because of God’s favor, Esther’s life was spared and the Jews were saved even though king Xerxes was one of the most wicked kings living at that time.
We have that same favor. There are so many other stories in the word that support that truth.
Nehemiah experienced God’s favor before his king as well as Ezra.
Mephilboseth experienced favor like never before.
And why is this important to know?
So we can trust God for breakthrough and deliverance in the most difficult of situations. No matter how tightly shut a door is, if God wants it opened, it will open.
No matter how many giants are standing in the way opposing you, God’s favor will make a way for you.
Favor will take on different shapes and sizes for each person but the fact is,
God’s favor is on you in this season.
It doesn’t stop just because the world has got darker. It just keeps getting brighter and brighter and that’s great news!
Bless you friends