1 Chronicles 4:10 reads, “Jabez prayed to the God of Israel, “Please bless me and give me more territory. May your power be with me and free me from evil so that I will not be in pain.” God gave him what he prayed for. (God’s Word Translation)
Are you praying for increase in your life? Is your conversation with God such that you’d get what you’re asking for? Do you realize that in this prayer, Jabez made a petition based on what he heard, not really even knowing God for himself and God answered him? I know we’re asking a lot of questions but we’ve got to know that God is waiting on a conversation from us about that which He’s already spoken concerning us – He wants to increase us but are we ready??
Here is the recording of the broadcast – please forgive us for the technical difficulties!!!
There are a lot of us who are desiring change to take place in one area or another in our lives, but we’re waiting for that thing to change or another individual to initiate it. Not going to happen! Do you realize that you have the power within to be a world changer? Not just changing the situations close to you but really making an impact on the world!
What is the main thing that keeps us from change? In my opinion, it’s FEAR, false evidence appearing real. Did you read that? Read it again. Fear is false evidence appearing real! We have been stifled and stunted by fear too long – it’ time to step out with faith, trusting and believing that God’s promises concerning us are true! Deuteronomy 31:6 reads, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave your nor forsake you.” Isn’t it comforting to know that whatever we are facing, God is there will us – strengthening us and protecting us to move forward?
What do you want to change? Is it something about you personally? Is it a career change or educational endeavor you’re contemplating? Is it a family situation? Is it your ministry or business? Whatever it is, the change can happen but it takes each of us to be able to hear God, know His purpose and plan for your lives and then began to walk it out – without fear! Change can happen when YOU’RE willing to do what it takes to change.
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We love you and are here to EMPOWER you!
Elder Benny and Pastor Valerie
Last week, we were blessed to be guest on the radio show of Pastor Carolyn Henderson, Living Life with Pastor Carolyn on blog talk. Some of our Covenant Partners and friends joined me for this warming conversation. Take a listen and get a better feel for who we are! Be EMPOWERED!