This is day nine of our seventy days of blessing. Last night during prophetic ministry at Prince of Peace, we were exhorted to be so close to the glory of the Lord in Jesus that we would both experience His glory and also, give opportunity for everyone around us to experience His glory.
This morning, the passage I read was: "And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men" (Luke 2:52 NASB). He did not grow in favor with His Father and others because he was a "really good boy." He grew in favor because of His proximity to His Father and the increasing glory of His Father's presence. That favor was noted and experienced by everyone around Him.
So today, live by faith, confidently knowing that God will give you the favor Jesus had. Regardless of the circumstances that come into your life, believe God for supernatural favor. Draw near to God and the devil will flee from you. Draw near to God and those around you will detect His glory, His presence and His aroma – and they will desire to stay near you or, because of God's glory, they will flee. Your job is to stay close in proximity to the Father through His Son.
I am the coordinator of the Texas Apostolic Prayer Network and pastor of Prince of Peace Church in Arlington, Texas. I am married to Kay. We have three grown and married children and four grandchildren.