“The Lord was with him…” has been an ongoing theme in my research over the past few weeks. As I began to meditate more and more about what this really means, I decided to write about. Saved or not, here is a question I want to ask, do you believe that the Lord is with you? If so, do you believe He’s with you at all times? What does that mean for you? Because of the fact that this is something that has come up repeatedly, these are questions I had to seriously sit down and think about. I do believe and take solace in recognizing God’s presence in my life. And I believe that He is ever-present at all times, no matter what kind of situation I am in I can say with confidence and peace in my spirit that He is there. I consider there to be many different answers to that last question, but success and favor are two that immediately come to mind. Now, when I looked up the word favor, it says an attitude of approval or liking and to show approval and preference for. Achievement, victory, accomplishment and triumph are a few words synonymous with success. So based on my response and the definitions listed below, I think it is safe to say that if the Lord is with you at all times, success and favor are bound to be with you as well. But let’s pause for a minute, what about trials and tribulations? If you have trials and tribulations, any unwanted obstacles, situations or circumstances does that mean that God isn’t with you? Absolutely not.
God being with us is a marvelous thing, and according to His word, He is most certainly with us at all times. This doesn’t mean however, that everything will always be terrific or that there won’t be any difficulties that you have to overcome. What you have to understand is that no matter how tough or bad it may feel, every time you come up against a hurdle, once you jump over it will actually push you even further towards success, if and only if you allow it to. Remember, not only is the teacher quiet during a test, but the teacher is right there the entire time overlooking the class to make sure everything is done the right way. Now let me add this food for thought… many people think that when they are going through a test in life, God is trying to teach them something. Not so my friends! A good teacher does not use a test to teach you something. The test measures what you already know.
Success is a state of mind. So as you take the good with the bad, trusting and holding on to the fact that God is with you in all things will enable you to walk lucratively, with your head held high no matter what. God wants His children to be successful, victorious, triumphant, etc. It is just a process that we must go through to get there. #iDeclare #youareneveralone
Father God in the name of Jesus, I come thanking you for your presence in my life. Thank you for allowing me to understand that just as you were with the men and women in the bible you are with me. I decree and declare that I will walk in the success and favor that comes with your presence in my life and that no situation (positive or negative) will change that. I thank you Lord for working everything together for my good and for Your glory. Please help me to pass and every test that comes my way. Failure is not an option. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Genesis 39:2 KJV “And the Lord was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.”
James 1:2-4 NLT “Dear brothers and sisters,when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.”