Welcome to 2020, a year of grace and favor. But a year of grace and favor for who?
For those who understand God's role in their lives, seeing what amounts to grace and favor is not so difficult to understand. When holes get closed for example, which used to prevent blessings from staying around, the one who has believed will know for certain that The Lord God has been at work on his behalf. When certain avenues suddenly open up that make for a blessed movement forward, the child of God understands that to be the Lord at work on his or her behalf. It is not difficult to see when God is in the equation for the person.
On the other hand however, outside of Christ, the glory is given to human efforts and connections for successes and victories achieved. But God's Word tells us what He says about that.
"I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images." -- Isaiah 42:8. Is this for one situation or for all? A Christian person will understand that this is for all situations.
The separation is coming however. You can call it a movement, where the one who has believed will be able to declare publicly how the grace of God has been at work in his/her life and what favors they believe to be in their lives therefrom. God desires more than 'I think God did it.' The grace for that work is already in motion, and will achieve its purpose. And 2020 may very well be a remarkable starting point.