I want every single blessing that You would love to give me. Forgive me for not desiring these enough to ask for them. Please open Your heart, and be gracious to me. You are good, and everything You do is good. So let me experience You today, in all of Your abundant lovingkindness, even though I am in all of my unworthiness. Touch my life in ways that are very personal so that I don't miss your fingerprints. Bless me, Lord, I pray---bless me, indeed! And I will praise You, from whom all blessings flow. Amen"
That my sisters is what God wants us to do. Yes I know I went over the Prayer of Jabez but do we really ask God to bless us? Psalm 67:1-2 says "God be merciful to us and bless us, and cause His face to shine upon us, That Your way may be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations"
We could go through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation and find that the Lord wants to bless us, and bless us indeed. I don't know why I wanted to touch on this again but as usual I am having a hard time at work. I am getting real tired of being overlooked, I am getting tired of being the person who had it all at the beginning of the year and now I don't..is it jealousy? It could be..but God wants me to ask Him for those blessings daily. That is why I wanted to give you that prayer. Say it daily..daily, that means every day and don't miss a beat.
Think about it..Jabez began his life with a handicap--"And his mother called his names Jabez, saying, Because I bore him in pain"..yet Jabez didn't let a hurtful past or unpromising present keep him from asking God for a huge blessing. I think a lot of us either started our life with a disadvantage or, like myself, have felt shame, rejection, abusiveness and while married to my ex, a complete nobody!! Negative life experiences can influence how we see ourselves and how we understand and relate to God. Haven't you had times where you've prayed , cutting you off from His abundant best because of what you are going through or how you feel?
I want to share with you feelings that I have gone through where I don't feel worthy of asking for blessings and it has come between the Father and myself. I feel trapped between a bad past and a bleak future-Why would He bless me when I don't deserve it? I need to get my act together first. How can anyone love me?! Look at my past..God might love me a little bit, but He doesn't like me enough to really bless me. Is the Lord really involved in everything of my life?
- Now I hope you know that these are lies of the enemy and they are robbing you of blessings. Now lets read the truth..if you feel trapped Read 2 Cor 5:17 and 4:16-18
- If you feel afraid Read 2 Tim 1:7, Hebrews 13:5-6, Romans 8:37-39 and Matthew 6:25-30
- If you feel unworthy read Col 1:13-14, Gal 4:4-6 and Eph 2:8-10
- If you feel unlovable read John 3:16-17 and 1 John 3:1-2 and Romans 8:15-17
- Skeptical? Read Proverbs 3:5-6 Philippians 1:6 and Matt 10:29-31
Now I fight stupid things and stupid lies from the enemy that have to be given back to the Father and let the Father know that He is in control...
I am blessed and I want all of His Blessings..daily..so let all of us go through the next few months of this glorious spring and start over.
I hope you all know that as I ask for all of God's blessings I am also saying this to you because I need it...I need to talk about it as well as listen to my own words...We all do.