God’s favor working in us and through us makes a difference.
Some of us had never thought about God’s favor in our lives. We have been hearing and reading about favor and how it comes alive. Think about the persons whose stories have been in Pastor Chris’ book “Finding Favor.” These are individuals whose prayer lives are active. Conversations with God are key to finding His favor. Another factor that helps with seeking God and His favor is talking about the search with other Christians in a group setting. Members of a group can help one another find answers through discussions and prayer.
Finding God’s favor can be on a large scale or a small scale. Anytime you have asked God to help you find a parking place close to the building entrance (and have found that place), you have found God’s favor. If you have asked God to show you whether you should take a job that requires moving long distance, His answer is giving you His favor. Has God ever given you an answer to prayer? Share with your group.
Primary Scriptures: Psalm 90:17, Psalm 5:11, 1 Peter 2:9, Matthew 18:20, John 10:10
- What does it mean for God “to confirm the work of your hands?” Have you experienced this confirmation?
- Share about a time when you felt God’s protection, as in Psalm 5:11.
- Were there any cliques in your high school? Were you in the “in” group? In 1 Peter 2:9 God calls us a “chosen people,” a “royal priesthood,” a “holy nation.” How does this verse make you feel?
- Matthew 18:20 and John 10:10 each give a promise of favor. What promises are given? Is a group of three too small? What is your idea of an abundant life?
Discovery Bible Method:
For deeper study, as an alternative to the questions above, read Psalm 90:13-17 and use the Discovery Bible Method to explore the passage.