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The Favor Of God Part 2

Man Talk / Will Hardy and Roy Jones Jr.
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March 20, 2022 4:00 pm

The Favor Of God Part 2

Man Talk / Will Hardy and Roy Jones Jr.

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March 20, 2022 4:00 pm

Welcome to Man Talk, with your Hosts Will Hardy and Roy Jones Jr.  This is week two on the discussion about God and his favor. What exactly is favor, what does it entail, and why it's beneficial to have God's favor?

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This is the Truth Network welcome to man brought you by T8 W CM and talking and walking Christian men's ministry where they are devoted to breaking down the walls of race and denomination and challenging man to take their God assigned role as our host will hardly and Roy Jones Junior, a black guy in a white guy praised the Lord will audience this literally thank God for you will back in and we would just thank God for you is. It is amazing Roy how fast the week go by, especially in radial time we we play golf or your listener.

We are excited because last week we were talking about favor, God's favor, God giving favor. There's nothing you have to do to earn favor, God gives it to you because once you get into the body of Christ.

Once you're in there and you have received the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord and leader and guide her and lawyer and Dr. and tax preparer. All of these things that Jesus can do for you. If you are in his body. God will bestow favor upon you, and asked Roy was saying last week that if you sit down you get up a piece of paper and a pan and you start writing down the things that God has shown favor to you. You might even run out of paper and ink in that pan because we don't think about it Roy, we just don't think about how God is shown favor to us and so if we never like to write things down. Then we just don't know. Everything will will start working.

I was reading something the other day old book deal.

You need to do take our quiet time to our market. This is pre-pre-Internet free computers, three phones all our quiet, important those years ago. Think about how much more important today to do that stop me for that observation and reflection is to give thanks to the Lord for all the things that you recognize favor. Too often we go to prayer will and you know were merely petitioning for the things that are wrong that need improving, rather than giving adoration and thanksgiving for all you have done in the midst of all the challenges we have now talking about last week. How how Moses you know he he didn't think the guy was being favorable to him when he put him in the leadership position to leave the children of Israel. You know, out of Egypt, but yet God shown favor to him and that sort of like come in line with the in the book of Esther and chapter 5 in verse number two when when Queen Esther when she came, the law of this the rulers during that time was that you had to be summoned by the king in order to speak to him or to order to see him. He has to summon you and if you remember, Queen Esther, she just showed up. She said, look, I'm just going to go out here and because sees sheaves new. This plot was going on she wanted to foiled his plot with Heyman and and so she said if I perish, let me perish. So she said I'm willing to go out here risk my life stand before the king even though I wasn't summoned because you could just be killed right away. Just showing up and not being summoned. But God had favor with her and liquid in Esther chapter number two in verse 17 must usually Esther chapter 5 and verse number two it says so it was when the king saw Queen Esther standing in the court that she found favor in his site and the king held out to Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand and Esther went to touch the top of the scepter and that was the acknowledgment that you can now present.

Whatever your matter is, to the to the king, so she was risking her life even though she was Queen. She was risking her life doing that. So God granted her favor by the king and not taking her life even though she was the queen, but she found favor in the sight of God is beautiful today. I don't have any favor you know I've been walking Jenny out for many years of conduct for moral person go and begin to settle her soul to find peace to really start to do a reflection what what your advice to that person living there.

It's not that point, the life of recognizing favor that God well, you know, when you said when they don't feel like it.

I think that in and of itself says that if we go by ceiling rather than face, then we're going to look at things from the natural perspective so our feelings can be deceptive to us, but faith is absolute. So when we exercise that faith and we set aside our feelings because as long as we let our feelings dominate the and that's how we're going to be led were going to be led by our feelings rather than our faith. So I think I think a person needs to do when I sit down in the inlay start feeling that way that they need to do an inventory of their life and when they do that inventory of their life in they asked themselves the question where my sitting in Christ right now and if I am in the kingdom. If you're born again, you're in there, then what am I doing in the day-to-day life to keep me experiencing the joy of my salvation, and so I think during that time Roy is when they that person get into the reflective moment and they start they start thinking about not that I'm feeling low, but look what God bless me to do. For example, you might be listener, you might be a person who have in your in your past life experience drugs, alcohol abusing your body, and now God's got you all for that and now you are in his kingdom as his son or daughter and you have you have put your faith and trust in him and now he's taken you from that from that lifestyle. And I think Royce the same way when a person starts feeling that way.

That's the attention that Satan wants to put in our mind and in our heart that he wants to keep us feeling instead of exercising their faith. A man of your point of believing you should love the attitude right choice, feeling or emotion strike think the same holds true here. We have to be looking seeking and being faithful in trust that all the words must be in your journey long phone question.

To be clear that the journey herein is where he wants you moment in time. The matter how painful or uncomfortable you are, may be that that's earlier conversation. Lastly, could strengthen you in preparing you for you for the future and yields funny when younger. We have a gift to think it's going to be perfect and totally different things look different.

As we get older and in reality sit experience it with them for the and I know will you do still say that that's okay with all things start to register and hope to earlier we heard about earlier and and we just want to encourage our listeners that in this day and time of constant battering negativity stay on the high road. Rejoice in the fact that you, Lord Jesus Christ, God or you because he loved you so much that was part of the greatest shows favor that we could ever illustrate to you that he loved you so much.

He favored you so much that he died for you and that's good that part of the greatest favor ever be shown to anyone in the Bible you talk about no greater love than a man lay down his life for friend or brother in Jesus did that very thing. For each of what an amazing amazing show favor, absolutely. And if you can go through what Job went through in Job chapter 10 verse 12 everything the Job went to. He said you granted my life and favor and your care has preserved my spirit so all of that was generally lost all of his children lost all of his cattle lost everything he had and yet he still said God favored me and seek. This is where we get our strength. Roy we get our strength by looking in the word of God and where we see how God has brought a person from a point in their life love of temptation or struggling with something in their life. Some addiction that they may have had, but he hears Joe even do anything he he was given sacrifices and all of a sudden God and Satan had was having this conversation about Joe open Wam.

All of a sudden he was touched. He lost everything and he's trying to figure this whole thing out why. Why is it that I'm going through this when I've been so obedient to God.

In doing the things that God has called me to do so. Listener if you don't know the things that God is called you to do and you still experiencing rough and hard times. Just remember that it's temporary. We got about 10 seconds left and so we are going to come back from the break and continue talking about either your CMM would love to have you join their community of men for breakfast every first and third Friday of every month and Bible discussions and fellowship after the best breakfast in town meeting location is at their voracious poster First Christian Church in Cartersville 1130 N. Main St. encouraged him a hard start at 7 o'clock from a hard stop at 8 o'clock. First time visitors eat for free.

Join your hose will Hardy Roy Jones Junior, a black guy in a white guy raised the low Honolulu to his name when you don't think listener you got favor, God gives you favor. Listen to the word of God and draw strength from Psalms chapter number five and verse 12 for you, oh Lord will bless the righteous with favor you will surround him as a shield. This is why Satan could not touch Job at first because Job had that heads which was a shield around him.

He couldn't touch him. So he had to go to God and say look, if you take away all of his stuff. He'll just curse you to your face. He'll abandon you.

Etc. etc. God already knew what the end would be.

This is why Satan see he don't. He can't predict the future he don't know where he knows his future but he can't predict the future on what's going to happen when a person is is introduced to a temptation that he may present in that person's life. If you don't know the outcome but God knows the outcome. So God knew that Job would endure and then once he did, he blessed him with everything that he had and then some. So I think that that goes back Roy to what you said about how we as God's people. We need to make sure that we are rooted and we are grounded in the word of God because that's where we draw strength from grave robbers get the favor that was actually Psalms Robert that's okay glad that progress is quite a few verses there will you goes back to the relationship, probably 35 to find me find life and receive favor from the Lord for those who find me find life the favor from the Lord.

So right there if you if you found Jesus and God in your life then you as just a simple inheritance favor from the Lord amazing is a man and you noted to go along with that if we go down to Proverbs 14 and mine. It talks about how a fool mocks that sin. But among the upright.

There is favor. So again it it you know speaking about how we being in the body of Christ we are granting being granted all of the rights and privileges that all of the patriarchs before us.

Had you know all of what what David had all of what Abraham had all of what Solomon had all of the that God have blessed us being engrafted into the body of Christ as the church and you know I hear people. A lot of times you know Roy talk about and Israel was God's chosen people, but you know what Roy, we are chosen to so so when when a person says that I have to remind them look. Israel was God's first's chosen people, but we are also chosen. What did Jesus tell the disciples he's look, you didn't I think is John 1415. You didn't choose me, but I chose you see these man they were going on with their daily task. In Jesus, a look you want to become fishers of man dropped the nets just put them aside and I'll show you how to fish for men because fish they can get eternal life, but man is what you want to concentrate on it when you start fishing for men and you get the men right then that household will be in line with God and with God's plan for his life and all of the people were dwelling in a household will will you stay in our road positive attitude. You do the right thing. Several verses in Proverbs right in line with that that line of thinking. Proverbs 11 warned the Lord to scale accurately finds favor with him speaking to integrity and we always talk about the need for integrity or society you as a man of God need to be a man of integrity. 1127 Proverbs to restrict good finds favor but evil comes to one who searches for failing the high road. Don't be in the middle: don't be in the middle of the session.

Don't belittle dishonesty and live that that's what's up event will will stressing earlier be in the word and study Proverbs should be something generic every day.

Jackson talks about that quite often read song Proverbs every day. 1127 whoever seeks good.

Back to the taking the high road.

Proverbs 1127 whoever seeks good finds favor but evil comes one searches for begin to understand that if you speaking good five favor but if you're looking for evil, and you may not call it evil back to the things you do, said perverse ways. In our view that evilness it will find you out much quicker than you will find it out right will go down a little further Roy to Proverbs 12 in verse two a good man obtains favor from the Lord, but a man of wicked intentions will be condemned. So if again if you if you men are steadfast in the word of God, rooted and grounded. There is nothing that can move you because God had promised that if you are walking by faith not by sight.

If you walking in truth, if you walking in love. If you're giving yourself over to him on a daily basis that God will show himself real to you and and all of your family, and I think this is the thing that I like about when we talk about favor Roy is that sometimes we don't know we have it and when we put in situations just like Moses when we don't think God is granting us favor because God is put us in a certain situation and we're looking at the site, rather than the faith behind how God is going to bring me through this situation and relying on him and then we we find ourselves altering because you know again we're looking at things by sight and not by faith. I am always absolutely amaze at what God has done and how far God has brought me in my walk with Christ. All of these years and and when I look back and liked that the song says, count your blessings name them one by one I can do that but I need about 1500 books empty pages Roy to write down all the things that God has done for me, but I can look back on my life and even as a boy growing up in the inner-city. I can see the hand of God, how he brought me through certain situations and I shouldn't been here, you know, in the some of the things that I have encountered growing up. I should not have been here but see, it was the favor of God. God God's favor Me. God's favor brought me to this point and I live just like you. You didn't have quite the story you will, but certainly there are many in your document that many opportunities were dark and out of harms way and so they could been on a different track.

At this point in my life and family early on and watching over me.

One thing we just want to stress to you listening audience back to what Willis Sheridan.

It is God and give him a great ability to memorize verses and bring them up in times of need and you too can be one of those people that God will bless you just read and study. And if you're this will challenge you today dear if you have a smart phone, ask, he said, spinning on the phone application, whatever it may be social meteors or news versus how much time spinning in the word and that excellent question to all of us. If one is greater than the other. If you really good thing to really bad thing and if you spend more time on the phone in your word that means you got time spinning the word should encourage you to shift that focus over to the word of God and that you will are firm believers in using hard copy of the Bible whenever possible, because they don't get distracted with message notification or email dropper, whatever else.

Talk soon phone that can easily get distracted and we know the source of instruction. We just want to encourage you and listening will and the things he Sheridan alarms and costly that we need to be in the word more you even as much as when it's still not enough to tell you something especially seeking God's favor and trying to find it is given favor that will help you, but you study the Scriptures and asked Roy is identification.

Knowing when the favor of God is on you and is not when you can't see the favor of God. See, because if you can't see the favor of God when you want to see it. Don't give up because God is still working.

Let God work. The let patients the book of James a let patience have its perfect work. In other words, when you let allow. So you have to allow patients to to work for in your behalf. You can't be. You can't be anxious and everything because if you do then you will be looking for things on your timetable and God has just timetable in which he wants to administer to you the things that he knows you can handle.

At that point because if we ask God for something and we say Lord I don't see it. I don't see it.

I don't see it couldn't be that you're not at a point to receive what God has for you at that moment. So just wait and let God bless may very well be real great question will really work again. He gives us more grace. That is what Scripture says God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble. Read through that just brought to the front of what our societies about today you not talk about this time and maybe if you live quite well. It used to be about the team these days about me, about me without team building everything these days see me cannot be better have to have the better I demand you. So grab somebody's hand listener and and pray with them, encourage them and treat them with the word of God go as we in this broadcast man talk. Roy and I just again want to thank all who had given us such great feedback on the show on the programs that were given. We love you we love to hear FiFi that whatever it is that you give us. We're open to it so we going to be coming back on next time with more man talk radio. God bless you. We love you as we wrap up today show. Be assured that DAW CMM talking and walking Christian men's ministry is building a community of men that are Christ followers with a desire to be servant leaders in their homes, communities, churches and work environments. Check out our website for upcoming events and regularly scheduled meetings is a note for topics to would like to have us visit in the future. Thank you for joining us on man talk today.

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