Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Today we are testing ourselves with God's definition of favor.
Genesis 39v3 When his master saw that the LORD was with him and that the LORD gave him success in everything he did.
When the Lord is with you it is because you are with the Lord. He knows you and you know Him. You have faith in Him giving youeverything you need in this life. Joseph found favor in his masters eyes because His master saw that the Lord gave Joseph success in everything that He did, his household would also find success. We today find this to be true in who we allow to be apart of our lives. Joesph's master's house prospered in everything Joesph was in charge of. His master was not concerned with anything in the house: everything he owned he had entrusted in Joseph's care, except his wife. His wife had other ideas and caused Joseph to be thrown in prison. God knew what was happening and he then showed favor to Joseph through the prison guard and then the cupbearer. God planned Joseph's life with many blessing through him being favored in his trails until Joseph was used to complete His purpose and because He never lost His love for God and faith in Him. He and the people that were associated with him continued to be favored until their death. This shows us how powerful the love of God can be. It can affect all that are connected to us. If some want to deny the Lord and cause us to fall we still are blessed in our circumstances and He will soon provide us away out. We will continue to receive God's favor through out our life never loosing faith in Him no matter what circumstances we go through. We will have trouble in this world, but remember He has overcome the world. We should never loose faith in who God is even through our temptations from people that deny His love. As long as we have faith in Him, He will deliver us from evil and we will ask those that deny his love, " How can I do such a wicked thing and sin against God? This is why Joseph was favored by God and had success in all he did, He committed all He did to God. ( Proverbs 16v3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.) He knew it was God that caused his success, his favor from people and him being rescue from His trails. He knew it was God that gave him the ability to interpret dreams. (Genesis 41v16 I can not do it," Joseph replied to Pharaoh, "but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires." We today do not need to give ourselves credit for anything, it is God working his miracles through us for His purpose. This is how we receive favor because our faith is in our Lord and Savior working through us for His purpose. We rest in Him so He can do all the work! It is not us they see, it is Jesus Christ, this is when we receive God's favor and this is when we live the abundant blessed life. (Read Genesis 39-41) I can not love you the way you should be loved but God can through me!