Proverbs 16:7 NIV
When the Lord takes pleasure in anyone’s way, he causes their enemies to make peace with them.
I am lucky to be a follower of Jesus because the FAVOR of the Lord is on me. When I read the Bible ad meditate on it, I can see the advantages of being a believer. For instance, in Proverbs 16:7 I can claim that the Lord will cause everyone to have peace with me. Of course there is a premise that God should takes pleasure on me first. But as a Christian, it is my desire to know the Lord more and more everyday. I am not perfect yet, but my God always show mercy on me.
This verse remind me to always seek God first and all his righteousness. To always prioritize God above all things because if you are with God, then who can be against you? As the Apostle Paul encourages the believers to finish the race – with a good fight.
There is always a fight between my old nature and my new self that was already redeemed by God. There is always a fight between the world’s desire and what God wants. And do note that Satan and his demons are actively attacking believers so that they will waver in their faith. Everyday is indeed a struggle but I know that my God is all-powerful that I can be victorious with God’s help. I need to take control of myself and be a victor on my own life – and with my God’s help I am able do it most of the time. Once the Lord Jesus Christ takes control of my life and desires, everything around me settled as God designed it to be. Once Jesus moves in my life, then I can be an effective ambassador of the Kingdom of God in this world. And the favor of God will always be on me and my family. Amen.