Petal Barclay-Smith Ministries


Favor And Wholeness Of The Heart

By PBS Ministries

To be made whole in the Lord is to serve Him fully in Spirit, Soul and Body. We must be found complete in Him and in everything we do, He should receive the praise, honor and glory.

The Book of Esther 2: 15-18 state:

“When the turn came for Esther the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her as his own daughter, to go in to the king, she asked for nothing except what Hegai the king’s eunuch, who had charge of the women, advised. Now Esther was winning favor in the eyes of all who saw her. And when Esther was taken to King Ahasuerus, into his royal palace, in the tenth month, which is the month of Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign, the king loved Esther more than all the women, and she won grace and favor in his sight more than all the virgins, so that he set the royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti. Then the king gave a great feast for all his officials and servants; it was Esther’s feast. He also granted a remission of taxes to the provinces and gave gifts with royal generosity.”

Every good deed and gift is from our heavenly Father. Esther pleased the King and she won his favor after favor after favor and became Queen Esther. She also won favor in the eyes of queen estherall who saw her because the blessings of God was upon her life. Just like Queen Esther, God is waiting to put the crown of life on our head if we remain faithful to Him, He is waiting to do us good, for He said in His word that no good thing will be withheld from us because we are the righteousness of God.

When God gets ready to establish His chosen people, no devil in Hell can stop it. For what the world did not give to us, the world cannot take it away. God promises to open doors that no man shut and He will shut doors no man open. He gives His children power over the enemy, so no weapon formed against us will ever prosper, because God’s goodness and favor are upon our life.

To the world, we may appear insignificant, inferior and immature, but in God’s sight, we are His righteousness, His chosen vessels and His instrument to proclaim the Gospel to all nations, to heal the sick, and to set captives free. The world may hate us because of our past, the world may hate us because of our nationality, and the world may hate us because of our setback in society, but thank God for His everlasting love, He chooses the foolish things of the world to shame the wise and He chooses the weak things of the world to shame the strong.  If we are living in God’s righteousness, we are blessed, if we are humble, God’s favor will be on us and if we are wise in God’s ways, we will inherit honor, Glory to God.

As we guard our heart which is the wellspring of life, let us not run with the pack of what the world is offering us, rather, let us turn around, cast our eyes on the creator and trust Him with our whole heart. He will make our bones strong and we will become like a spring of water, whose water will never fail.

God is calling a lost generation to repentance, God is calling His people to shift gears, and God is calling His creation to righteous living. God loves us so much that He sent His righteous Son, Jesus to shed His Blood at Calvary to save us from our sins. There is power in the Blood of Jesus to transform us, there is power in His Blood to renew us, and there is power in His Blood to set us free from our corrupt ways.

Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts. If you declare with our mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10: 10-11 say, For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 11 As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in Him will never be put to shame.”

As we turn over a new leaf and live in the Spirit, not in the flesh, the favor of the Lord will be upon us, establishing the work of our hand. Everything we put our hand to will be successful. Noah served God with his whole heart and he found favor in the eyes of the Lord, Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man, Joseph found favor with God and God opened doors of opportunities for him.

God is ready to grace us with His favor like Queen Esther. We may be facing a big mountain, but if we remain true and faithful to God, He will show us His kindness and goodness. David was a man after God’s own heart, Moses walked blameless before God, and God blessed them.

I pray that the God of hope will fill us with all joy and peace as we believe, so that by the power of His Holy Spirit, we may abound in hope. May we serve God with our whole heart. When we are obedient and faithful to God, He will allow us to rule over king and kingdom, He will allow our enemies to be at peace with us and He will open doors of opportunities for us like never before. I encourage us to trust God, rest upon His promise and His favor and blessings will always be with us. Amen


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