Every morning, I get an email with a scripture. Today it was 1 Chronicles 4:9-10.
I remember when the book The Prayer of Jabez was first released. It was revolutionary in its simplicity. Based on a scripture that so many people, including myself, skipped over because it’s ensconced in genealogy. Boring.
1 Chronicles 4:9-10, courtesy of biblegateway.com: 9 Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, “I gave birth to him in pain.” 10 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.
My deepest desire is to be an honorable woman. I want God to bless me. I want God’s hand to be with me, to keep me from harm and free from pain. I want my tent posts and territory to be enlarged…as my capacity is expanded, my capacity to give increases as well.
The problem is that I get into my own way much of the time. But I’m working on it. Daily.