Each of us wants to experience the rich blessings of The Lord in our lives. If we had a choice being blessed would most certainly chose to be blessed. Knowing that God has shined His favor on our lives in a unique way is a blessing all within itself. Most of us can point to areas of our lives where we are being blessed by The Lord. The difficulties come when we want to be blessed or need a blessing from The Lord and we just do not know how to receive it. People will tell us all types of things and give us advice on what to do in our situation, but there are times when we just need to get alone with God and hear from Him. The Scripture reminds us to; consecrate ourselves today to the Lord, even every man upon his son, and upon his brother, that he may bestow upon you a blessing this day. I encourage you today to consecrate yourself to The Lord. This means you will have to separate yourself from people in order to hear from God. When you consecrate yourself to The Lord you are getting closer to Him and at times away from others. Your family members may have great knowledge and wonderful advice, but nobody knows you like The Lord, and even those close to you can unintentionally steer you away from what God wants for your life. It is very important to find time to set yourself apart and spend some time alone with God in order for Him to bless you. One day you are going to have to stand before Christ and you will have to answer Him for yourself, your mother, father, sister, brother, husband, or wife will not be there, just you and Christ. Make sure you consecrate yourself today, because when you get closer to God He will bestow a blessing on your life. I thank God I take the time to be just with Him and because I have consecrated myself I know, "It's My Year To Get My Thing From My God!"
Lord help me to find that time I need to consecrate myself to you, so I can hear you r voice and direction for my life. In Jesus Name Amen.
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY