The Year of the Lord’s Favor
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion--
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord
for the display of his splendor.
4 They will rebuild the ancient ruins
and restore the places long devastated;
they will renew the ruined cities
that have been devastated for generations.
5 Strangers will shepherd your flocks;
foreigners will work your fields and vineyards.
6 And you will be called priests of the Lord,
you will be named ministers of our God.
You will feed on the wealth of nations,
and in their riches you will boast.
7 Instead of your shame
you will receive a double portion,
and instead of disgrace
you will rejoice in your inheritance.
And so you will inherit a double portion in your land,
and everlasting joy will be yours.
8 “For I, the Lord, love justice;
I hate robbery and wrongdoing.
In my faithfulness I will reward my people
and make an everlasting covenant with them.
9 Their descendants will be known among the nations
and their offspring among the peoples.
All who see them will acknowledge
that they are a people the Lord has blessed.”
10 I delight greatly in the Lord;
my soul rejoices in my God.
For he has clothed me with garments of salvation
and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness,
as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest,
and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
11 For as the soil makes the sprout come up
and a garden causes seeds to grow,
so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness
and praise spring up before all nations.
God's favor is upon your life too
God's word is full of encouragement and promises by God. My soul rejoices in the Lord and I know that things have changed greatly in my life. Once your give your heart to God, you develop a trust over time. A new way of living and living in peace of mind too. I'll never forget the day I had the heart attack and God came right on the scene. I was scared but I felt peace. I wanted my family there and I wanted another chance to say I love you. I was blessed to have another chance and I'm here today because of God, doctor's and medicine. It all works together.
3 John 2 New International Version (NIV)Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.
I believe this is the year of favor on my life and your life. It's the way we view things and we can prosper even as our soul prospers. Turning our doubt, worry or frustrations to victories and praise. In all things, God is at work. Purpose today a good day and count blessings of life. Make sure you hug someone you love and text those who come to your mind. Just saying I hope you have a good day is a great message to give someone. Even I'm thinking about you or your always in my prayers. We need each other and that's the truth.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.