Can You Stand To Be Blessed? 1 Chronicles 4:9-‐10 Worst Names Harry Pitts Wanna Towell Good Dog Jermajesty Jackson (Jermaine Jackson) Buddy Bear Maurice Fifi Trixibell Kyd Emma Royd Doctor Love Pinto Bean Dinner Ware I.P. Freely Al Caholic Anita Bath Seymour Butz Jacob (deceiver or heel-‐grabber) & Jabez (one who causes pain) Bury the Shortcomings & Labels of your past • Prayer – the place of exchange (dead things for life) § Cry out to God until things are different § Either change your name or live above the one you got! • Praise – The place our desire to touch dead things is overcome § The Priest and his worship (could not touch anything dead) § Perspective – we remember NOT the hurts, abuses & struggles but the Victory God has given or promised over them! § Jabez was blessed simply because he refused to let any obstacle, person, or opinion loom larger than God’s nature. And God’s nature is to bless!