Many folk swear by the power of the Prayer of Jabez; proclaiming how it has changed their lives. Little wonder. After all, they are asking for their lives to be radically made-over…….made bigger……perhaps, better! We have no way of knowing how or what will be affected in our lives, once we commit to praying this little prayer – but be certain of one thing – your life will change!
“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 cause no pain’. (1 Chronicles 4:10)
So asking to have increase in one’s life; we should also remember that this might not bring what we have in mind! It might not just be more of what we already have! It could thrust us into uncomfortable places, situations or decisions, thus – we need to also be sure to ask God to stay with us – to keep His hand upon us and so be directed away from any wrongdoings, that might bring dishonor or deep concern to family and friends, as well as self.
Prayer: Abba – take captive, our actions and our words to edify and enrich hearts that need You. Let Your blessings be used honorable ways and may we be truly thankful for the small as well as big blessings. Amen.