As I look back at 2014 and beyond, it became clear to me why the favor of the Lord was upon His people. It was because of their righteous life. Standing in God’s righteousness is not optional. God demands it from every genuine Christian in the following areas of his life:
– in daily living and in serving Him
...that we might be the righteousness
of God. ( 2 Cor. 5:20-21)
– in asking for daily needs and provisions
…but seek first His kingdom and
righteousness ( Matt.6:32-33 )
– in making every right decision in life
…He will judge our thoughts in
righteousness ( Psalm 9:8 )
If we stand in righteousness, God listens to our cries, hears our prayers and delivers us from all our afflictions (Psalm 34:15,17&19). Finally, we have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God’s righteousness. The benefit we have is that our fruit leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life (Romans 6:22).
May 2015 be another year of God’s favor!
We love you in Christ Jesus,
Pastor Rhony C. Pepito