20180211 Found Favor Part 1 God’s Favor Is

Exodus 33:12-17

You cannot _____________ favor,
you must _____________ favor.

Favor is…
God doing ______________ in Jesus
what you can never do for ______________.

The Favor of God is…
The guarantee of His
____________ and the ___________________
of His power to _____________
His special purpose in and through __________.

The ____________ of God is not the same as ________________ from God.

Favor is…
A byproduct of the __________ and __________ of God.

God can do more for me in ____________ of His favor
than I can do ________ Him through a lifetime of _______!

Ephesians 1:3-14


What’s one of the most incredible things God has ever done for you?

With your Bible, read Exodus 33:12-17 and Luke 1:26-38.
In these passages we see Moses and Mary find favor with God.

How would you define what God’s favor is?
What’s one of your favorite examples from the Bible of someone experiencing God’s favor?
What keeps you from daily recognizing God’s favor in your life?
What are some examples of how you’ve experienced God’s favor in your life?
How have you seen God’s favor help you win some of the battles in your life?
What do you need God’s help to do in your life right now that you can’t do yourself?
How have you seen God’s favor help you in accomplishing His purpose for your life?
How does knowing that you are God’s favorite change the way you see yourself?
What steps will you take to become a favor finder in every situation you encounter?

next steps
Here are some specific things you can do this week that will help you recognize and experience God’s favor in your life.

Be intentional this week about looking for and recognizing God’s favor in everything you do and in every situation you encounter by making a list of exactly how you experienced God’s favor during the week. As you make your list, reflect back and write down some of the key moments of your life where you experienced God’s favor. Keep your list in a place where you can refer to it often as a source of encouragement.

Take time this week to read the following scriptures about God’s favor: Genesis 39:1-4, Job 10:1-22, Psalm 23:1-6, Psalm 30:1-12,
Psalm 8:1-9, Psalm 103:1-22, John 17:20-26, Acts 2:42-47, 2 Corinthians 8:9, and Ephesians 1:7-8.

5-Day Micro Devotional:
• Ask God to help you recognize and receive His favor every day and in every situation.
• Tell God where you need His help to do something you cannot do on your own.
• Thank God for the favor He has continually given you throughout your life. Praise Him.
• Ask God to help you remove the distractions that are keeping you from receiving and recognizing His favor.
• Ask God to show you His purpose for your life and bring clarity to your purpose.
Ask for His favor as you strive to accomplish it.


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