Have you ever thought about finding favor in God’s eyes? If so, what would that mean? How can we find favor in God’s eyes? What is favor? Throughout the Bible the word ‘favor’ is used in various ways. It can mean grace and acceptance but, in this case, it is the state of being approved or held in regard.
Noah Found Favor in God’s Eye
This favor changed Noah’s destiny. Genesis 6:5 The Lord observed the extent of human wickedness on the earth, and he saw that everything they thought or imagined was consistently and totally evil. 6 So the Lord was sorry he had ever made them and put them on the earth. It broke his heart. 7 And the Lord said, “I will wipe this human race I have created from the face of the earth. Yes, and I will destroy every living thing—all the people, the large animals, the small animals that scurry along the ground, and even the birds of the sky. I am sorry I ever made them.” 8 But Noah found favor with the Lord. 
Noah lived in the Old Testament era and was alive before and after the worldwide flood. The Lord brought the flood on the earth because mankind was so sinful that it left Him with few options. The Lord destroyed the wicked while showing mercy to Noah and his family. As you read this remember you are a direct descendant of Noah. When the Lord saved him, He also saved you.
How Will Finding Favor in God’s Eyes Change Your Destiny?
Having and growing in God’s favor is really a journey of faith. It begins when we place our faith in Jesus because we can’t please the Lord without faith. As we begin our journey of faith the Holy Spirit prompts us to spend time with the Lord. When we obey those promptings, we begin to develop a relationship with God and begin to recognize His voice. As we spend time with Him, our love for God and others grows.
The Lord begins to mold and shape us and over time we become a different person. We still will sin, but now want to repent and continue our relationship with the Lord, You see, finding favor with God is a result of our growing relationship with the Lord and is possible for every believer, including you.
Paul tells us that each person who is saved has received God’s favor.Ephesians 2:8 God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. What will you do with the favor the Lord has granted you?
To hear more about the favor of the Lord, listen here: https://podpoint.com/light-of-christ-church-podcast/faith-makes-a-difference-noah
[2,3] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.