How can I find favor with God?

Finding favor with God can only come through his son Jesus. Jesus is our bridge and connector to God. Jesus told his disciples he was going to prepare a place for them, and that he would come back and take them to be with him. Phillip said: “Lord we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way? Jesus answered, ‘I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’” John 14:3-6.

There is no other way. It is through our faith in Jesus that we have access to the life that is eternal for all who believe John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that He gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Those unbelievers will be condemned. Read for yourself John 3:16-21 and see what God says.

Jesus is the only way to the Father (God). Seek him now. One day soon, this earth will end and Jesus will come back to take all believers to be with him in heaven. For there is no other name or person given to man, which can save (Acts 4:12). Jesus urges us in Isaiah 55:6 to seek him now, while He may be found. You must be certain where you will spend eternity. The Lord says if you seek Him, with all your heart you will find him (Deuteronomy 4:29).

It is through the word of God and through our belief in Jesus’ shed blood that we are saved and receive healing to our entire body. This includes healing for not just the physical body but for our spirit and our soul. We cannot survive on self-reliance. We need to rest in the knowledge that it is grace that will meet all our needs. You must cling to the vine (Jesus). We are the branches and without the vine, it is difficult for the branches to survive.

God is looking for committed individuals who will surrender their hearts to him, so that he can pour out his favor to them. “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to him,” 2 Chronicles 16:9. God does not have favorites. There is no partiality with Him.

There are the lives of many that are recorded in the Bible that are great role models for us to follow. In Genesis 5:22, Enoch walked with God, and God was pleased with him. He did not let Enoch die. He took him home to be with him. Abraham is another example in Genesis 1:29, he obeyed God and through his obedience he saved many lives.

God desires us to be meek and humble. The life of David is an example. Exodus 33 tells us that David was called by God: “A man after his own heart. Despite David’s flaws, he repented and he relied and trusted in Gods’ mercy, grace and forgiveness.” As you study and read the Psalms in the Bible, you get a good view of David’s heart towards God.

God wants us to seek his Godly wisdom and to be humble. The life of Solomon in 1 Kings 3:5-15 is a great example of seeking wisdom. Instead of asking for riches, Solomon asked God for wisdom to lead the people. God granted his request. God also wants us to surrender our lives to him and to stay close to him. An example of being close to Jesus is John. He stayed at the foot of the cross and later refused to renounce Jesus (John 13:21-25). Eventually John was exiled to a secluded island because of his faith in Jesus (Revelation 1).

Stay close to God, even though you may not understand what’s happening around you. Stay near him when others may walk away from him. God is your anchor. He is your life. He will never leave you nor will he forsake you. Rely on Jesus and trust him to meet all of your needs.