For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield. —Psalm 5:12
Our righteousness is as filthy rags. Right standing with God comes only through the blood of Christ and has nothing to do with our works; it is nothing we can earn. We are made the righteousness of God, and we will never be more righteous than we are right now.
Being in right standing with God positions us for blessing. We serve a “faith God.” His promises are “yes” and “amen” to those who believe, and He wants every believer to walk in those promises (2 Corinthians 1:20).
Because God wants to bless you, He will give you supernatural favor with all men. God will cause your boss to give you a raise when he knows he can’t stand you. He will cause the owner to sell you a house at a bargain price without knowing why. He will even cause your enemies to bless you. Because God rejoices as you come into His presence, you are wrapped in His blessing and favor—an impenetrable covering and shield of His loving grace and mercy.
God, release Your favor upon my life.
Cover me with Your blessing as I go out
and come in. Thank you, Jesus, for being
my righteousness. Amen.