360 Degree Favor


Psalm 20:4 – “May He grant you according to your heart’s desire, and fulfill all your purpose.”

David was one man who never minced words with God. He always said what was on His mind – be it words of joy, sorrow, anger, peace, grief, gratitude or disappointment. Psalm 20 is one of those psalms where David emphasizes the blessings God bestows on those who trust in the Lord. In the first four verses alone, we see a number of blessings in the format of a prayer.

May the Lord:

– Answer you in the day of trouble (v1)
– Protect you (v1)
– Send you help from the sanctuary (v2)
– Give you support from Zion (v2)
– Remember all your offerings (v3)
– Regard with favor your burnt sacrifices (v3)
– Grant you your heart’s desire (v4)
– Fulfill all your plans (v4)

Now that’s a full circle of God’s favor on His children! But let’s not miss our part in receiving God’s favor.

If God has to answer us, we need to first talk to Him. We must be willing to humble ourselves and rest in His protection. We should trust God to help us, rather than depending on our own wisdom, skills, abilities and connections. We must choose a lifestyle that merits God’s support.

We ought to freely offer Him our time, talents and treasures. We should be willing to offer our bodies as living sacrifices, and allow Him to have His way in our lives. When our lives are so tuned to God’s purposes, He will grant us our hearts’ desires and fulfill all our plans. That kind of 360-degree favor is definitely worth a lifetime of servitude to our God Almighty.

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