Always Open


Happy Resurrection month to all of you wonderful, amazing children of the Most High God! Easter and Spring are both magnificent reminders of God’s love. Whatever challenges you are currently facing, Jesus has made a way to victory! With the current virus situation going on and many places closed, the Lord has been reminding me in prayer each morning this week — HIS THRONE ROOM IS ALWAYS OPEN!

Speaking of His throne room always being open, we had something unique happen at our house this week. Shaun had the random thought that he should put his hand behind our dresser drawers (which are very hard to pull out) to see if any papers had fallen behind. When he did, he pulled out one neat, clean paper that neither of us remember ever seeing before! We have no idea where it came from. Across the top it says “Favor Confessions,” and it shares many scriptures that are written in first person. We took this as a sign from God that we are supposed to be declaring His word regarding favor much more right now, not only over our family, but over each one of you! (I’ll share some of these confessions with you at the end).
God has favor and peace on His mind for you. It is essential to our faith and victory that we keep God’s word and promises in our eyes, ears, and mouth during this time so that we don’t yield to fear and unbelief. I’ve noticed that it’s times like these in which God loves to give the biggest breakthroughs. It’s just more proof that He’s the God of the impossible!
This week, instead of going to a specific reading place during my time with the Lord, I have flipped my favorite Bible open randomly. For four days now I have landed on Isaiah 43, in which I have several verses highlighted. It’s like God speaking directly to me every morning to make sure I stay in the right frame of mind. I’d encourage you to highlight them in your Bible, too! Here they are:
Isaiah 43:1-3 (NLT) “…Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.”
Isaiah 43:19-20 (NLT) “For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland. The wild animals in the fields will thank me, the jackals and owls, too, for giving them water in the desert. Yes, I will make rivers in the dry wasteland so my chosen people can be refreshed.”
Isaiah 44:3 (NLT) “For I will pour out water to quench your thirst and to irrigate your parched fields. And I will pour out my Spirit on your descendants, and my blessing on your children.”
Aren’t these encouraging words? God has a plan for you and your family! Do not be afraid! Keep your eyes on Him and your words on His promises! I’ll wrap up today with some of the favor confessions that were on the paper we found!
1. The favor of God is on me and goes before me. I live in the state of God’s favor every minute of every day (Rom. 5:2).
2. I am growing in divine favor (2 Peter 3:18), and I expect it all the time.
3. The favor of God produces supernatural increase and promotion in my life (Genesis 39:21).
4. The favor of God produces restoration of everything the enemy has stolen from me (Exodus 11:3).
5. The favor of God produces great victories in my life in the midst of great impossibilities (Joshua 11:20).
6. The favor of God causes policies, rules, regulations, and laws to be changed and reversed to my advantage (Esther 8:5).
7. The favor of God produces battles won which I won’t even have to fight because God will fight them for me (Psalm 44:3).
8. Thank you, Lord, that you will be leaning toward me with favor and regard for me, rendering me fruitful, multiplying me and establishing and ratifying your covenant with me (Leviticus 26:9).
9. Thank you, Lord, that I walk in favor with You and with man (Luke 2:52; Acts 2:47).
10. Thank you, Father, that Your favor is on me for a lifetime (Psalm 30:5).