Finish Well Like Jacob ( by Fenny West)

Finish Well Like Jacob

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Finish well like Jacob

Though he began as a swindler,

He had a heart for God

Held on to His word,

So he ended as winner.

Though forced into foreign land,

Though carried to a Slavery Land,

God was with him in that land

And gave him the best of the land.

The more Laban cheated,

The more he prospered.

Though in marriage short-changed,

Yet remained focused, persevered,

And his fruitful bow appeared.

The more he was afflicted

The more he prospered.

What appeared working against him

Was in fact working for him.

He became a Blessing Carrier

And departed with joy to his forebears.

You can finish well like Jacob

Even if they steal your robe

You have a treasure on the inside;

Hidden riches in secret places;

The abundance of the seas

Christ in you-the hope of glory.

With every spiritual blessing,

You are blessed With heavenly wisdom,

You are blessed with angelic hosts,

You are blessed With the anointing

that destroys yokes,

You are blessed with the word of God,

come to establish you

and give you an inheritance,

You are blessed.

So finish well like Jacob

If God be for you

Who can be against you?

You have Spirit’s advantage

So press on and take courage.

Be bold and be strong.

God will give you a new song

That will right every wrong.

Your legacy shall remain long.

 

6 The land of Egypt is before you. Have your father and brothers dwell in the best of the land; let them dwell in the land of Goshen. And if you know any competent men among them , . Gen47:6

Genesis 28

15 Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you.”

Exodus 1

7 But the children of Israel were fruitful and increased abundantly, multiplied and grew exceedingly mighty; and the land was filled with them.

12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were in dread of the children of Israel.

20 Therefore God dealt well with the midwives, and the people multiplied and grew very mighty.

Genesis 32

28 And He said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed.”

I Have a Destiny ( by Fenny West)

I Have a Destiny
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I have a destiny of greatness
righteousness and wholeness.
I have a destiny of fruitfulness,

prowess and usefulness,

soundness and finesse.
I have a destiny of excellence,

mercy and goodness following me.
I have a destiny of a city on a hill,

a light-house, salt of the earth,

light of the world.

I know I was born for such a time as this.

Own your Experiences ( by Rick Warren)

Own Your Experiences
by Rick Warren

“Remember today what you have learned about the Lord through your experiences with him.” (Deuteronomy 11:2 TEV)

You must embrace the experiences of your life — the good ones, the bad ones, the shameful ones, the right ones, the wrong ones, the happy, and the sad ones — and stop running from your past if God’s going to use it for good in your life.

Galatians 3:4 says, “Were all your experiences wasted? I hope not” (NCV). Don’t run away from your past. Because of pain, many people deny their past, ignore their past, discount their past, regret their past, or resent their past. They revise their past and make up stories because they’re happier dealing with the lie than the pain of the past. But if you’re in denial, God can’t use your experience for good.

God can use every experience in your life for good, but you’ve got to stop running from them. You have to embrace your experiences. Maybe your parents weren’t that great, maybe you weren’t that hot in school, maybe you weren’t the football captain or the prom queen — so what? They’re your experiences. Own them.

Stop pushing the bad experiences out of your mind. You’ve got to remember them. Deuteronomy 11:2 says, “Remember today what you have learned about the Lord through your experiences with him” (TEV).

That verse is saying that the important thing is to remember the lessons. How do you do that? The best way to remember the lessons and experiences of your life is to keep a journal. I’m not talking about a diary. A diary is a list of what you did: “Today I went to the store and bought milk.” You don’t necessarily write in a journal every day. But every time you have an important lesson, you write it down so you won’t forget it: “That was painful. I learned that the hard way. I don’t want to forget that.”

To remember what you’ve learned about God, you need to keep a journal. Then, you can look back and remember what God taught you so you can be encouraged in the dark times of your life and know that God is still working for your good.

Talk It Over
• Is it important to you to remember God’s faithfulness and answered prayer? What do you do to help you remember?

• If you are “not a writer,” what are some ways you can keep a record of God’s lessons besides paper and pen?

Experiences Can count For Good ( by Fenny West)

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Experience Can Count for Good

 

 

 

Experience can count for good
Only if they’re well-understood
Because God works through everything
Yes, the good things and the bad things.

Therefore embrace the shameful past
Put them in His hands- the Lord of Hosts
Embrace the failures and disappointments
And He will use them as His appointments.

The pits, prisons and valley are valuable
Because God almighty is well-able
To take a mess and make it a message
And turn the valley into a passage.

God turns misery into a ministry.
And failures into glorious trophies
So embrace your experiences today
And receive a vista of liberating ray.

“Remember today what you have learned about the Lord through your experiences with him.” (Deuteronomy 11:2 TEV)

28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Rom8:28 19 Joseph said to them, “Do not be afraid, for am I in the place of God? 20 But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive. 21 Now therefore, do not be afraid; I will provide for you and your little ones.” And he comforted them and spoke kindly to them. ©Fenny West2013

He Can Use You Too ( FennyWest)

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Born in exile
Born with a mission
Lifted from the gutter
To seat with Kings
Obscurity to prominence
Life on the Line
Walking a tight rope
Living on the edge
Bold and courageous
Faithful to God
Fulfilled vision
Woman of wisdom
Devotion and submission
Tool of deliverance
He can use you too.

©Fenny West2013

Born Blessed to Be a Blessing ( By Fenny West)

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Born Blessed to Be a Blessing

 

We are blessed to a blessing. God is the source of our blessing. He is the One who gives us the power to get wealth. God blesses us for a purpose- to be a blessing. When purpose is not known abuse is inevitable. Whereas we are blessed, the manifestation is not automatic. We need to know how to download the blessing. Jabez acknowledged the blessing of God but he was not seeing the manifest blessing and cried in his prayer, “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. We need to discover this wealthy place and how to cultivate the land and activate the blessing of God. With the consciousness of the blessing of God you may walk through the valley of the shadow of death and experience God making a way for you in the wilderness and preparing a banquet for you in the presence of your enemies. Joseph knew why he was blessed and made provision for his family. We are members of the house hold of faith- the seed of Abraham are born blessed to be a blessing to God, the Church, our nation and our generation. Our blessing far transcends money. We have a wealthy place that God brings us into.

Foremost or Hindermost

Foremost and Hindermost, All  Important

C.H . Spurgeon

 

Numbers 2:31

They shall go hindmost with their standards.

 

The camp of Dan brought up the rear when the armies of Israel were on the march. The Danites occupied the hindmost place, but what mattered the position, since they were as truly part of the host as were the foremost tribes; they followed the same fiery cloudy pillar, they ate of the same manna, drank of the same spiritual rock, and journeyed to the same inheritance. Come, my heart, cheer up, though last and least; it is thy privilege to be in the army, and to fare as they fare who lead the van. Some one must be hindmost in honour and esteem, some one must do menial work for Jesus, and why should not I? In a poor village, among an ignorant peasantry; or in a back street, among degraded sinners, I will work on, and “go hindmost with my standard.” The Danites occupied a very useful place. Stragglers have to be picked up upon the march, and lost property has to be gathered from the field. Fiery spirits may dash forward over untrodden paths to learn fresh truth, and win more souls to Jesus; but some of a more conservative spirit may be well engaged in reminding the church of her ancient faith, and restoring her fainting sons. Every position has its duties, and the slowly moving children of God will find their peculiar state one in which they may be eminently a blessing to the whole host. The rear guard is a place of danger. There are foes behind us as well as before us. Attacks may come from any quarter. We read that Amalek fell upon Israel, and slew some of the hindmost of them. The experienced Christian will find much work for his weapons in aiding those poor doubting, desponding, wavering, souls, who are hindmost in faith, knowledge, and joy. These must not be left unaided, and therefore be it the business of well-taught saints to bear their standards among the hindmost. My soul, do thou tenderly watch to help the hindmost this day.

Your Destiny, Your Choice ( by Rick Warren)

Your Destiny, Your Choice

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” (Ephesians 2:10 NLT)

Your life isn’t an accident. You have a destiny, one that only you can complete. The Bible says, “All the days planned for me were written in your book before I was one day old” (Psalm 139:16 NCV).

God knows everything that’ll happen in your life. He’s not surprised by anything. And he knows your days have a destiny. We all get about 80 years, the Bible says. In the scheme of eternity, those 80 years are insignificant. So the Bible says this life is preparation for the next. God wants you to practice on Earth what you’ll do forever in eternity.

And he has given you a destiny — something to do in this life, something only you can do. Before you were born, God wired you with certain ambitions, desires, and drives to play a particular role in history — one that only you can play.

The Bible says in Ephesians 2:10, “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago” (NLT). Before you were born, God gave you a unique mixture of spiritual gifts, passions, abilities, personality, and experiences. There’s no one like you in the entire universe because, in part, there’s no one with your unique mix of talents. It’s why your destiny is so unique. It’s your destiny. Not your mother’s, not your father’s, not your pastor’s. It’s your destiny.

But here’s the painful part: You can miss God’s destiny for your life. People do it all the time. In fact, you can go through your entire life and miss God’s purpose for your life — by your own choices. If you choose to chase pleasure, popularity, or money instead of God, you’ll miss it. And that’s tragic.

God’s will is not automatic. He allows us to make choices. Many of the things that happen to you are not God’s perfect will. We all have to choose between God’s will and our will. We often choose our will.

If I got drunk, fell in a pool, and drowned, that wouldn’t be God’s will for my life. It would be my own stupid decision. God has a destiny for your life, but he won’t force it on you.

But you can have God’s will for your life. Even when you mess up, God can turn disaster into destiny. It’s never too late to have his perfect will in your life. Just pray, “God, I want your purpose for my life,” and you won’t miss it — no matter where you’ve been. He’ll get you in line with his purpose. He wants you to fulfill your destiny more than you do!

It’s why Jesus taught us to pray, “Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.” God’s will is done perfectly in Heaven. He wants it done perfectly in your life, too.

But your destiny is your choice.

Talk It Over

  • What are some of the unique talents and experiences God has given you to use?

  • What gets in the way of you fulfilling God’s destiny for your life?

Let Your Bow Abide in His Strength

Genesis 49:24

His bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob.

C.H. Spurgeon

That strength which God gives to His Josephs is real strength; it is not a boasted valour, a fiction, a thing of which men talk, but which ends in smoke; it is true-divine strength. Why does Joseph stand against temptation? Because God gives him aid. There is nought that we can do without the power of God. All true strength comes from “the mighty God of Jacob.” Notice in what a blessedly familiar way God gives this strength to Joseph-“The arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob.” Thus God is represented as putting His hands on Joseph’s hands, placing His arms on Joseph’s arms. Like as a father teaches his children, so the Lord teaches them that fear Him. He puts His arms upon them. Marvellous condescension! God Almighty, Eternal, Omnipotent, stoops from His throne and lays His hand upon the child’s hand, stretching His arm upon the arm of Joseph, that he may be made strong! This strength was also covenant strength, for it is ascribed to “the mighty God of Jacob.” Now, wherever you read of the God of Jacob in the Bible, you should remember the covenant with Jacob. Christians love to think of God’s covenant. All the power, all the grace, all the blessings, all the mercies, all the comforts, all the things we have, flow to us from the well-head, through the covenant. If there were no covenant, then we should fail indeed; for all grace proceeds from it, as light and heat from the sun. No angels ascend or descend, save upon that ladder which Jacob saw, at the top of which stood a covenant God. Christian, it may be that the archers have sorely grieved you, and shot at you, and wounded you, but still your bow abides in strength; be sure, then, to ascribe all the glory to Jacob’s God.