Is grace the same as mercy?
In the dictionary, grace is defined as courteous goodwill. Meaning, it’s not asked for nor deserved, but is freely given. Mercy, on the other hand, is the compassion and kindness shown to someone whom it is in one’s power to punish or harm. It is an act meant to relieve someone of their suffering.
What does God say about grace and mercy?
+ Hebrews 4:16 Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
What is the difference between grace and favor?
Favour is God’s unusual liking to us. Grace is free and unmerited blessings of the God.
What is the favor of God?
The Lord is with you’.” (Luke 1:28) That’s the type of favor I want to tell you about. Throughout the Bible the word ‘favor’ is used in various ways. It can mean grace and acceptance but I want to examine it from the dictionary definition: approval, support, goodwill, above and beyond, kindness, preference.
Is blessed and highly favored in the Bible?
You are blessed and highly favored! He let her know that she was blessed and highly favored. She was favored because, of all the women who would ever live, God chose her. Mary was blessed because God chose her to be the mother of Jesus, the son of God.
What does it mean to be highly favored by the Lord?
To be favored by God means you are loved by Him. This love is a different and unique love. Why? Because those who the Lord favors enter into a personal relationship with Him. Somebody will say, “Preacher, you just said God loves everybody unconditionally.”
How do you pray for divine favor?
- I receive the goodness of the Lord, in the land of the living, in the name of Jesus.
- Everything done against me to spoil my joy this year, be destroyed, in the name of Jesus.
- O Lord, as Abraham received favour from you, I also receive Your favour so that I can excel, in the name of Jesus.
How do I pray for God’s favor?
O Lord my God, my eternal Father, thank you that you are my ever-present help in times of trouble. Help me to trust in what is unseen. Remind me of the truth of your power, that you surround me and you are fighting for me. Give me favor and breakthrough in my life.
What does God say about blessing?
Jeremiah 17:7-8 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”
How do I Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness?
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you” is the complete verse. Matthew 6:33 begins with the conjunction “but.” That lets us know it is not a stand-alone verse. It is the continuation of a conversation that started much earlier.
How can I find God?
Here are the five ways to help along this spiritual transformation inside yourself:
- Change your thinking about yourself and about God.
- Regard every thought of God as God.
- Practice believing that God dwells in you already.
- Remember that God dwells in all others, too.
- Be still and know that I am God.
How do I seek the Lord with all my heart?
Here’s a list of how you can begin to seek God daily:
- Read your bible. God speaks through His written Word to those whose hearts are longing for Him.
- Sing songs of praise and worship. The Bible tells us that God occupies the praises of His people (Psalm 22:3)