A Shadow of Things to Come
Since I first learned about the favor of God, I have seen numerous instances of God’s favor manifesting in my life. One of my favorite examples involves a pair of motorcycles.
I had purchased a Honda Shadow from a young man who was selling it to meet a financial need. After I had owned the bike for almost a year, God spoke to me about sowing it into the life of someone who needed it. But before I did that, He wanted me to look for the exact bike I would like to have.
At the Harley-Davidson store, I found and fell in love with a Harley 100th Anniversary Edition. I asked the salesman to write all of the specifications on a sheet of paper, which I then placed in my Bible beside the page that says: “And the Lord answered me and said, Write the vision and engrave it so plainly upon tablets that everyone who passes may [be able to] read [it easily and quickly] as he hastens by” (Hab. 2:2, AMP).
Two months later, just one week before Jerry Savelle’s motorcycle rally in Granbury, Texas, I gave the Honda Shadow to someone who really needed it. On the day of the rally, I returned to the Harley store and looked at my dream bike again. While I was there, a friend called and asked what I was doing. I told her I was at the Harley store, looking at bikes, and she said, “Wait right there. I’m on my way.” I thought that she needed to talk to me, or perhaps she needed prayer.
My friend arrived a short time later, stunning me when she said, “The Lord told me to buy you a Harley today.” Pointing to the bike I had been looking at, she asked, “Is that it right there?” When I said yes, she told the salesman that we would take it, and then she said she also wanted to purchase the best warranty.
As she was writing out the check, the salesman asked for her name so he could put it on the title. She said, “This is Ken’s bike. I’m just doing what God told me to do, so put the title in his name.” Then she turned to me and said, “Well, I’ve obeyed God, so now you go to Brother Savelle’s motorcycle rally.” Then she got in her car and drove off.
I was humbled and thankful for the favor of God working in my life that day. God has used that motorcycle (and the story about how I got it) to manifest His favor in the lives of other people as well—people whom I have led to Christ or whose faith has increased after hearing my testimony. Actor Gary Busey once commented that someone should make a movie about my life, and I’m believing that one day many more people will know how the favor of God has affected my life on a daily basis.
To God be the honor and glory for His favor!