- DATE: 21 Friday, April 21st 2017
- TEXT: Matthew 5: 43-48
Memory Verse: “Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplication I will multiply thee.” (Hebrews 6:14)
The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 7:8 that better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof. That means that it is not how you start that is the problem, but how you end. It does not matter where you beginning started from. You might have been born into a wretched background with no hope. That should not define you. When a person has an encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ, becomes a new creature and old things pass away, he automatically has a new start. With Jesus you can begin a new story. That was the case of Jabez. His situation looked so bleak that His mother named him sorrow from birth and there seem to be no home for him. He would have gone through his whole life in sorrow if not for God. The bible says that Jabez was more honourable than his brothers. This means that he was a righteous man. He lived a life pleasing God and God heard him when he prayed. It was Jabez’s righteousness that allowed him access God’s throne of grace and He turned the situation of a man named sorrow into joy! He is able to reproduce the same power in your life if there can be a practical sign that you believe.
You may be thinking there is no hope for you because of where you are coming from, or nobody in your family or generation has ever amounted to anything in life. Your situation may seem hopeless. Do not despair.. you are now in the palace of the great king – the God that makes impossibilities possible and turns negative situations around. Like Jabez, you need to be more honourable than your brethren before God can use you to deliver your family. When you submit to Him, He will intervene on your behalf. It is time to Change your situation – if only you will surrender to Him.
Worship/praise God and take the following prayers points
- Dear Lord, bless me and enlarge my coast in Jesus’ name
- Let your hand of power be upon me and keep me from evil and sorrow in Jesus’ name
- Father, use me to liberate my fmily and let me be joy to my generation
- Enlarge the coast of the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement so that we can spread the gospel all over the world in Jesus’ name
AUTHOR: PST LAZARUS MUOKA
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