Just about every morning since I was sixteen I’ve always woke up at around 5AM. Allowing time between just me and God to pray, read, and sing his praises is what has sustained me even in the darkest days. I try to use one inspirational song to guide that time and today Donald Lawrence’s (@donaldlawrence) “Bless Me — Enlarge My Territory” was the song.
As we all enter into 2013 we should do so with the full expectation that God will use us this year to enlarge our territory. 1st Chronicles 4:10 says that “Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request.” It is my prayer that God keeps his hand over each of you and your families, that he uses your purpose for this life to enlarge your territory and through it you uplift his kingdom.
Joseph Lynn Kitchen Jr. is an ordained Baptist minister from Prince George’s County, MD where he serves as a community leader on issues of education reform, public transportation and youth empowerment. Joseph is Executive Vice-President of the Young Democrats of Maryland and National Policy and Platform Director of the Young Democrats of America’s Minority Caucus. Learn more about Joseph’s work at www.josephkitchen.com.