Dear God!

Something is missing! I'm a faithful Christian in my giving and in my prayer life. I try to be the man of God you have created me to be; but I just can't seem to get over into the life of blessing that you have promised me in your Word. What am I doing wrong? Your Frustrated Son

Dear Frustrated Son ('s and daughters),

       I know you need increase. You have a God given desire on the inside of you for increase. God is a God of increase. The first instruction He gave us (human beings) in Genesis 1 was to increase. "God blessed them and said to them, be fruitful and increase..." (Genesis 1:28)

       In Deuteronomy 1:11 God tells us clearly how MUCH He wants to bless us, "May the Lord, the God of your fathers, increase you a thousand times and bless you as He has promised!"

       God wants to give you a thousand times more of anything you need or desire!

       Now that I have you even more frustrated than you were when you began to read this, I will tell you why you are not walking in the fullness of the blessing that rightfully belongs to you. FAVOR!

       A day of favor will change your life forever. Favor will cause you to regain in a day what satan has stolen from you for years. Favor will speed up your destiny. Things that may have taken a year to do in the past will only take a week. Things that took a few weeks may only take a few hours, or even minutes! FAVOR IS YOUR KEY.

        "And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in FAVOR with God and men." (Luke 2:52) This verse proves that it is possible to increase in favor.

       Declare favor over your life continually. The words of your mouth are powerful! Speak life (not death) to your circumstances, and watch them change.

        "For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him as with a shield." (Psalm 5:12)

       What is it that you need to increase in your life today? Is it love? If so, then sow love into somebody's life. Is it forgiveness? Then forgive someone else who has hurt you. Is it finances? Then sow a seed into the kingdom of God. Money can't buy you favor, but favor can bring you tremendous financial increase.

       You are blessed and highly favored of God! May the Lord increase you a thousand times, and bless you as He has promised!

Gail Ramsey, an ordained minister, portrayed the role of Susan Moore on the ABC soap opera General Hospital. She had other roles on the TV programs Mike Hammer, Generations and California Dreams. Today, Ramsey leads Semeion Ministries, where readers can write her at P.O. Box 77, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068.