Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
Don’t just pray and ask for favour, get in the habit of sowing favour and thereby schedule a continuous flow of favour to your life.
Galatians 6:9 says whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap. Often that is interpreted to mean sow money, but it is more than that. One of the other things that you should get in the habit of sowing is favour. Favour is a key ingredient to creating success in the earth; without favour you can stay stuck at one place, but with favour doors open quickly. Given its importance, don’t make favour an ad hoc experience, schedule a continuous flow of favour for your life by always sowing favour in the lives of other people.
Esther is a good example, when she and her people needed help, not only did she fast and pray for the King’s favour, she also sowed favour. She sowed favour by preparing and inviting the King to a banquet on consecutive days. Why would Esther have done that? That is not normal for anyone to invite a King to back to back banquets. She needed great favour so she decided to sow favour of a similar magnitude. In the end, the King overturned the decree that he had made and Esther and the Jews were delivered.
Even if you do not have a specific need like Esther, it is a good habit to sow favour. One way you can do this is to give of your time, talent and network to help someone get what they want. Another is to serve a King or leader in your environment or accord them double honour as Esther did. Finally, sow favour by honouring the laws and principles of God.
Life Application: Be on the lookout for opportunities to sow favour in the lives of people in your environment.
Prayer: Dear Lord, often we focus on what others can do for us and not so much on what we can do for them. Help us to pour into others and extend favour in whatever way we can. In Jesus name, amen.