Then I told them about how the gracious hand of God had been on me...
(Nehemiah 2:18, NLT)
Theres a popular talent show on television called The X Factor. The judges study the different contestants and try to figure out who has that indefinable something that makes them stand out. You cant necessarily put your finger on it. Its not just talent, looks or personality. Theres something about them that gives them an advantage. Ive heard the judges say, I dont know what it is, but youve got it. They call it the X Factor.
In the same way, when God breathed His life into you, He put something in you to give you an advantage in this life. There is something about you that makes you stand out, something that draws opportunity, something that causes you to overcome obstacles, to accomplish dreams. Scripture calls it the gracious hand of God. Its Gods favor. Its His blessing. You cant put your finger on it. Its not just your talent, your education, your hard work. Its Almighty God breathing in your direction. You could call it the favor factor.
Today, remember, if you have received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then youve got it! Receive it by faith today and let His favor shine on your every step!
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, thank You for Your gracious hand upon my life. Thank You for loving me. Thank You for setting me free. Thank You for giving me the advantage for success. Today I choose You, I choose Your ways, and I choose Your favor in Jesus name. Amen.