The Secret to Moving Forward
1 Chronicles 4:9-10 – (9) Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, “Because I bore him in pain.” And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, (10) Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested.
Your words can turn you … Change you.
Hosea 14:1-9 (KJV Paraphrased) – Take with you words, and turn to the Lord:
… so will we render the cables of our lips.
How you talk not only reveals who you are, but it also predicts who you will be!
The right words can get God's attention.
God can pick you from any place, any time, any family, and any background!
It’s called Amazing, Wonderful Grace!
1 Chronicles 4:9 – And Jabez was more honorable than his brethren,…
Because he learned to pray!
Because he studied his Bible – enough to know God answers prayer!
Because he asked of God, Who granted him all his requests!
Jabez schooled himself in the classroom of Heaven, making God his hope for change!
The Blessing of the Lord maketh rich.
I will bless you, and I will bless those who bless you.
God’s blessing plan is circular.
God works in circles.
He sits on the circle of the earth.
Look at how much you see the circle in God’s creation – the earth / the sun / the moon.
The symbol of infinity is the circle.
God blesses so someone can be a blessing / so someone can be a blessing / so someone can be a blessing.
God’s blessings makes rich and adds NO SORROW.
There is no sorrow in God’s blessing plan.