Sunday 1/6/13 Pastor Michael sermon = Godís Blueprint to My Prosperity: The Doís and Doníts for a Blessed Life Psalm 1:1-3
God loves us and wants to re-arrange our lives so we can do well. He wants us to live a blessed life with his favor. We can get only so far when doing life our own way. Some of us have been stubborn and not got the blessings we desired to see. It is logical to do it Godís way because he gives the blessings. God has a blueprint for our lives. These blueprints or plans show how things should be put together.
God has a blueprint for each of us to follow. We have to do it his way. God wants to see us blessed and prosperous and to be in good health. God wants us to be the head and not the tail. He wants us to be blessed in the field, blessed in our house. Everything we touch should be blessed. We need to do like Godís word tells us to do and then we will have good success.
1) Donít walk in the counsel of the ungodly:
Watch out who we are listening to and taking advice from. Donít have ungodly folk in our inner circle! Ungodly family members, we can love them from a distance! Donít have to have them all up in your business! Have them way in the back and not up in the front seat of your life. Censor the people that come into your life.
2) Donít stand in the way of sinners:
We, as believers, need to take a stand against sinners because they donít obey God or honor the Lord. Donít do what they do because we canít be blessed by copying their sinful ways. We shouldnít be trying to fit in with them because they are sinners anyway. God is watching over us and we only have what we have because God is blessing us. When you do it Godís way, no weapon, no warlock, no witch can stop Godís plan for your life!!!
3) Donít sit in the seat of the scornful:
The scornful folk are the ones who mock God. They have other gods or an alternative lifestyle. We cannot hang with folk who donít believe that Jesus is the only way to God! Donít sit with them!
1) Do delight in the law of the Lord:
Meditate, read the Word of God. We should get happy in the word of God. Read the bible and let God tell you where you are going and what is planned for you.
Meditate= muse over, contemplate and eat more than you need.
Regurgitate the word, think about what God has done for you in the past and get all happy about it all over again.
2) Do tell your neighbors that this is your year:
God is going to bless you this year so start thanking and praising God before it comes! The blessed man or woman will be firmly planted in a blessed place. They will yield fruit in its season. Their leaf will not wither. This means their blessing season will go on and on and fruit keeps coming. Whatever he does will be prosperous! He or she will prosper. God wants us to prosper! God wants to bless us so we can bless others less fortunate than us.
God wants to bless us to be a blessing to others.