Exodus 8:22–23, NIV
"But on that day I will deal differently with the land of Goshen, where my people live; no swarms of flies will be there, so that you will know that I, the LORD, am in this land. I will make a distinction between my people and your people."
When God sent plague after plague on Pharaoh and his people in order to free the Israelites from slavery, what's interesting is that the Israelites lived right next door, but the plagues never touched them. Whether it was swarms of flies, hordes of frogs, or their livestock, the Israeli side was untouched. God put a distinction of favor and blessing upon His people.
God has also put a distinct favor on you that causes you to be different from those who don't honor God. The Scripture talks about how you've been called out, set apart as God's people. It says that His face shines down on you and causes you to stand out. There's a marked difference. You have an advantage. You're not doing life by yourself. It's not up to just your skill, your talent, your connections. There's a force behind you breathing in your direction, protecting you, guiding you, favoring you. The Most High God has set you apart.
Prayer for Today
"Father, thank You that Your face is smiling down on me today, and I'm not doing life on my own. Thank You that You've put a distinction on my life that causes me to stand out. I believe that I will defy the odds that stand against me. In Jesus' Name, Amen."