A few months ago, Jeff called me to tell me that a Gospel Celebration was live on BET. I had forgotten that it was on, so I quickly turned it to the channel. At the end of the show, Hezekiah Walker performed one of his newer songs, “God Favored Me.”
North Siders will know Hezekiah for his song, “I Need You to Survive” we have done a few times. This song, “God Favored Me,” was written out of a time of personal struggle – a time when people have been after him and he has seen many trials.
I listen to this song all the time and lose my mind when I worship to it. No matter what you are going through right now, let these words minister to you. No matter the obstacle, I still know a God that is bigger than any circumstance.
And realize when you watch this video at how bad I wish I had been there at that moment. Can’t you see me there? I belong in the middle of that!
Travis Agnew serves as the Lead Pastor of Rocky Creek Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is Distinctive Discipleship. He is married to Amanda and the father of two sons and one daughter. Travis graduated from North Greenville University with a B.A. in Christian Studies and earned his M.Div. and D.Min. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, with his doctoral focus on family discipleship.