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Step Beyond And Receive (4 of 5)
Series: Divine Intervention
Introduction: God has a plan and purpose for your life, and He has set before you times of divine intervention. God is able to do His work His way at all times in your life. We believe that as we step up God steps in. God always responds to faith and is able to step in and change our circumstances. When we plant a seed, we activate the divine law of sowing and reaping, the law of the harvest. Reaping-or receiving-is fulfillment, finishing the course. The reward of the sower is to reap a harvest.
I. STEPPING BEYOND AND RECEIVING
A. STEP BEYOND
To step beyond is to go the distance, to go to the farther side or to cross over in order to receive what was previously out of reach or lies beyond the scope of ordinary experiences.
Psalm 104:28 What You give them they gather in; You open Your hand and they are filled with good.
Psalm 145:16 You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing.
God responds to our faith and our giving by opening up new opportunities to receive divine intervention, resulting in divine provision both directly and indirectly from His hand.
C. PRAYER TO STEP BEYOND AND RECEIVE
Lord, today I position myself for increase, believing I will receive my full portion. I come to you with open hands and an open heart. Pour into my hands miracles of provision, increase, blessing, and new opportunities. Make me a channel to receive and then to give back beyond anything I could have imagined.
II. THE "STEP BEYOND" ATTITUDE OF RECEIVING
1 Chronicles 4:9-10 Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, "Because I bore him in pain." And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, "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.
A. THE ...
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