During the past few weeks on our Rich Thoughts For Breakfast conference calls we've discussed scriptural insights to living a better life.
These insights are all contained in Ecclesiastes 5:18-20 in the Message Bible which says:
“After looking at the way things are on this earth, here’s what I’ve decided is the best way to live: Take care of yourself, have a good time, and make the most of whatever job you have for as long as God gives you life. And that’s about it. That’s the human lot. Yes, we should make the most of what God gives, both the bounty and the capacity to enjoy it, accepting what’s given and delighting in the work. It’s God’s gift! God deals out joy in the present, the now. It’s useless to brood over how long we might live.”
As I’ve read and re-read that verse in preparing the teachings. . .I was stirred by Ecclesiastes 5:19 which says:
“Yes, we should make the most of what God gives, both the bounty and the capacity to enjoy it.”
The word capacity ignited in my spirit and God showed me seven ways to expand our capacity for success as we move in His blessing flow.
But first, let’s lay a foundation for this teaching.
I’ve read Isaiah 54 many times. . .generally focusing on verse 17 particularly in the Amplified Bible which says: