Last year about this time, I sent out an article entitled, “5 Ways to Position Yourself for God’s Blessing in 2011”. Many in our church and many who receive my weekly articles took heed to the directions, and as a result, benefited greatly by God’s grace and benevolence in 2011. Now, I feel the same urgency to share this message again. Please take the time to read it and share it with someone else. 2012 is going to be an awesome year for those who walk with God and do His will. I pray the follow short message will inspire you to fulfill God’s destiny in 2012. I am convinced the Holy Spirit is speaking and wants to position for blessing those who have, “an ear to hear what the Spirit of God is saying” over the next two weeks as we end 2011. He has reminded me of the 5 simple, but important ways each of us can prepare ourselves and our families for God’s blessing spiritually, physically, financially, relationally and emotionally in 2012.
1.) Don’t end 2011 without catching up on giving your Tithe and Offerings to the Church – How can I expect God’s financial blessing in my life, if I am not willing to financially bless His work in the earth? (Read Malachi 3:6-12)
2.) Don’t end 2011 without a fresh commitment to reading His Word and prayer – How can I expect to grow spiritually, if I am not willing to invest my time wisely? (Read Acts 6:4) Join the LifeChurch 21-Day Daniel Fast to begin the year (more info at our website www.lifechurchwestchester.com
3.) Don’t end 2011 without openly forgiving those who have offended you – How can I expect to be a blessing to others, if I am not willing to be healed in my heart? (Read Matthew 6:14-15)
4.) Don’t end 2011 without a firm commitment to God’s work of expanding His Kindgom through world missions and building His Church through discipleship – How can I expect God’s favor on my life, if I do not value what He is doing in our world? – (Read Matthew 28:18-20)
5.) Don’t end 2011 without humbly asking for God’s blessing in 2012 – How can I expect God to bless me, if I am not willing to humble myself and ask Him to do it? (Matthew 7:7-12)
Beloved, God has good plans for you and I. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “I know the thoughts I think toward you says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” These “5 Ways to Position Yourself for His Blessing in 2012″ will help you release the past and enter the future God Has for you!
God Bless You!