If Jabez were around today he’d be quick to tell you that his little prayer holds no special powers or magical words. But he would also tell you that if you want to step into God’s greater purpose for your life–no matter how unpromising your circumstances might be right now–and you want to seize God’s extravagant best for you with all your heart and mind and will, then you’re just a prayer away.
Personal change begins for each of us when we cry out to God for what God wants for us with open hands and expectant hearts. We make our bold request and wait before our loving Father. Miracles begin here too. And from my own life I can assure you that they will continue as long as you wait before Him with courage and childlike trust.
As you come before the Lord expectantly each day and pray to Him in both desperation and trust, your own story will change. You’ll see new beginnings and new opportunities. You’ll think new thoughts. The course of your life will shift.
Remember that you are in full pursuit of blessing from a God who can “do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us” (Ephesians 3:20) To Him be the glory!
MAY THE LORD GUIDE AND STRENGTHEN YOU AS YOU WALK FORWARD WITH HIM–AND BLESS YOU INDEED!
BY Bruch Wilkinson
THE PRAYER OF JABEZ
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.
FIND OUT TOMORROW NIGHT WHAT “MY TERRITORY” ACTUALLY MEANS.