August 2015 Theme – Basking in Divine Favours

Basking can be defined as exposure to a pleasant warmth; enjoying a pleasant situation or to flourish or feel secure under some benevolent influence or favourable condition. Favour on the other hand can be defined as approval, support or liking for someone or something; an act of kindness beyond what is due to an individual or something; or the show of approval or preference for someone or something.

Favour can be shown once, few times, intermittently or always. When one enjoys favour all the time, it could be said that the fellow is basking in favours. When these favours were shown or initiated by God, it can be called Divine favours.

It is possible for an individual to bask in the favours emanating from God. Daniel was in exile in Babylon. He was supposed to live as a slave or servant. However, the favour of God distinguished him, He was chosen to become an officer in the king’s palace under Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 1: 3-7).

Usually when someone in power dies, the next ruler would normally select his own aides and assistants. However, through the special favours of God, Daniel was retained by the next king; and to evidenced that Daniel actually bask in God’s favour, he was able to serve meritoriously under four kings. His testimonies and service records under these four kings were distinct and flawless. He stood out for excellence, and demonstrated great wisdom and shocking revelations to the extent that he was a times mistaken for a god! (Daniel 5:10-13).

The Everlasting Father’s Assembly has been a recipient of Divine favours. These we have enjoyed now and again. The Spirit of God has impressed it upon my spirit that from now on, He will make us to bask in His favours. We will dwell perpetually in the favours of God; He will make the testimonies about us to be amazingly sweet and flawless before the world.