Item description for Unleashing the Force of Favor: Take Your Life to the Next Level by Duane Vander Klok...
Overview It's time to raise your expectations!
Favor is the "I'm-for-you!" attitude of God toward you. It is an undeserved, amazing benefit of being His child. But because many of us misunderstand the force of God's favor, we live without it.
You may feel that God's favor is absent in your life because He is withholding it. You may think you have to talk God into releasing it. But God's mighty favor is already freely given to us all!
Through biblical examples and powerful personal experience, Pastor Duane will help you realize that God means for you to enjoy His favor every day. Duane offers practical, scriptural advice on the importance of raising your expectation of favor, believing God's promises about it and letting your faith move your mouth, so you can unleash the force of favor in your life
Publishers Description Unique, Biblical Take on God's Supernatural Blessing of Favor God's children have access to something amazing, says Pastor Duane Vander Klok, but many of us are living without it. What is it? It is God's favor--the "I'm for you " declaration of God, his poured-out goodness. This favor is the special gifting that leads to dramatic change in the believer's life--and also blesses others. In this newly repackaged edition, Pastor Duane teaches how easy it is to enjoy the supernatural favor of God. Through biblical examples and powerful personal experience, he shows that God wants his people to live in his favor every single day. Once we are set free to receive God's goodness, we can watch with anticipation as his many promises for our lives come true.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.48" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.37" Weight: 0.46 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 2006
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0800793986 ISBN13 9780800793982
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More About Duane Vander Klok
Duane Vander Klok (www.walkingbyfaith.tv) is lead pastor of Resurrection Life Church in Grandville, Michigan, and founding president of Resurrection Life Churches International (www.reslife.org). The author of "21 Things the Devil Cannot Do," he hosts the "Walking by Faith" television program and travels extensively, sharing the Gospel and encouraging the Body of Christ. He and his wife, Jeanie, have four adult children.
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An interesting and thoughtful book for Christian readers Jul 10, 2006
Most Christians are familiar with the Bible verse, "And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men." Luke 2:52. How many though take time to ponder this verse long enough to consider that, as Christ is a believer's example in all things, His followers are to be "favor" seekers as well? Author Duane Vander Klok writes that favor can be defined as "the friendly disposition from which kindly acts proceed; to assist; to provide with special advantages; to receive preferential treatment." Who wouldn't appreciate a favorable response as opposed to an unfavorable one?
In his text, Vander Klok lays a foundation for Christians to better understand why God desires to bestow favor on His children and provides the biblical "how-tos" for achieving this advantageous position. He explains that favor does not simply land in a person's lap; rather, every Christian must actively pursue it. Likening favor to an untapped electrical system, believers need to release the power already present. The basics to experiencing a life of favor include adopting a mindset that expects/believes/confesses it. In other words, God desires to give favor to His children personally, but He in turn expects believers to confess it by faith and proactively set the process in motion.
Citing such promises as found in Psalm 103, Vander Klok proposes that God is eager to fulfill such wondrous pledges as offering: forgiveness, healing, redemption, providing goodness and mercy, meeting needs for physical health, meting out justice and freedom from oppression, and even extending salvation to one's children's children. One key point is that there is a significant difference between believing "in" and believing "for" favor. While most Christians believe in the concept, they fail to apply it to their own lives.
Vander Klok warns readers that gaining favor is not found by following a formula. Rather, there are five basic habits to hone and practice on a daily basis that afford Christians a robust and vibrant relationship with God. Vander Klok says that Bible reading tops his list, along with daily prayer, a study hour, physical exercise and maintaining an intimate family circle. On the flip side, he notes that there are also favor-hindering habits to be avoided. These cautionary notes include: a carnal mind not focused on the things of the Spirit, a careless thought life, and an unbelieving heart that speaks defeated, negative words. He also expounds upon the stories found in Scripture that discuss biblical characters who found favor with those in authority over them, such as Joseph, Ruth and Esther.
A particularly interesting section is Vander Klok's warnings about falling from favor by allowing bitterness to take root in the heart, becoming prideful or envious, and believing that once favored equals a trouble-free existence. Instead, Vander Klok challenges Christians to see favor as an opportunity to "favor" and bless others in increasing measure and as an extension of God's love and mercy