For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him as with a shield” (Ps. 5:12 NKJV).
If you are a born-again child of God, this Scripture is talking to you!
The Bible tells us in 2 Corinthians 5:21 that because of Jesus’ sacrifice we have been made the righteousness of God in him.
Through the blood of Jesus we have been made right with God—the barrier and separation that once existed because of sin have been done away with, and we have obtained right-standing with our heavenly Father!
So, when the Bible declares that the Lord will bless “the righteous” with favor, it means you and me!
In Webster’s dictionary the definition of favor includes: “friendly or kind regard; good will; approval; liking; unfair partiality; favoritism”; “attractiveness”; “to be partial to; prefer”; “to help; assist”; “to do a kindness for;” “endorsing.”
To be favored means: “regarded or treated with favor”; “provided with advantages”; “specially priviledged.”
Just think about that! God wants to give you special privileges. The favor of God will cause people to go out of their way to bless you without even knowing why they’re doing it. And the more you are blessed, the more you can be a blessing.
God’s supernatural favor flowing in your life is not based on your background, looks, or personality. His favor is based on the Word of God and believing what it says about you.
Favor can break through any barriers set before you, and it is available to every child of God.
When you believe and activate your faith for God’s favor, it will work for you. Someone may not particularly like you or your personality, but that doesn’t matter. You’re believing in God’s ability to influence them, and His favor on your life is supernatural. In other words it supersedes natural circumstances.
Genesis 12:2 in The Amplified Bible says:
And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you [with abundant increase of favors] and make you name famous and distinguished, and you will be a blessing [dispensing good to others].
This scripture clearly shows that God wants to bless you with supernatural favor. He wants you to be blessed and to make you a blessing to everyone you meet.
Source: The Favor Factor by Kate McVeigh