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In many ways, being successful in the 21st Century is difficult. Job candidates quickly discover that competing interviewees are comparable to them in education, training, and experience. So, those who hire workers, must look for that “extra something” that makes one applicant stand out from the rest.
With that “extra something” in mind, consider Jabez in 1 Chronicles 4:9 NIV, “Jabez was more honorable.” Do you know what gave Jabez that “extra something” that caused God to notice him? In the first nine chapters if 1 Chronicles, you will find a listing of genealogies of over 600 names. But God singles out Jabez and says that he is more honorable.
Perhaps, the prayer of Jabez in I Chronicles 4:10 holds some clues: “Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, ‘O 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.’” From his prayer, three powerful truths stand out for those who want to have that “extra something” in their lives:
1. Jabez had Godly ambition. He wanted to expand, grow, and to rise above the average and mundane. Too many people are drifters. They do the minimum, and never really stretch themselves. With no clear vision, they live reckless lives (Proverbs 29:18). God has made us for growth. It has been said, “When memories exceed dreams, the end is near.”
2. Jabez had faith for greater things. He had enough faith to pray to God for help. He had faith to trust God with his dreams, and to expect an answer. William Carey said, “Attempt great things FOR God; expect great things FROM God.” Because Jabez means “painful,” many assume that he had a physical disability. While this could have been an excuse to seek sympathy, instead, Jabez rose above whatever was painful and pushed for success. Believe that nothing is impossible for God (Mark 9:23).
3. Jabez established a prayer life. This mighty prayer warrior caught the attention of God. It is a simple promise in Proverbs 15:29, “The Lord hears the prayer of the righteous.” The prayer of Jabez recognized that he was frail and hopeless without the help of the Lord. He already knew the power of James 4:10, “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up.”
Ambition is a basic drive of life. Most people want to accomplish great things and be remembered as an achiever. But the big question is, what is your motive for success? Jabez had good motives. He wanted to honor God and to bring Him glory. If your motives are pure, embrace Kames 4:2, “You have not because you ask not.”
For that “extra something,” conceive great ambitions, step out in faith, and cover it all in prayer.
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Wednesday - November 13, 2019
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Isaiah 26:4-8 - Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock. He humbles the proud and brings down the arrogant city. He brings it down to the dust. The poor and oppressed trample it underfoot, and the needy walk all over it. But for those who are righteous, the way is not steep and rough. You are a God who does what is right, and you smooth out the path ahead of them. Lord, we show our trust in you by obeying your laws; our heart’s desire is to glorify your name.
Prayer: Dear Lord - All praise and thanksgiving to your wonderful and glorious name. The scripture today reminds me that you take care of your people. It is a promise filled with hope and comfort. My heart's desire is to glorify your name. Help me to trust and obey your Word, and to be faithful to your callings in my life. In the name of Jesus I pray.
Therefore, comfort each other and edify one another.
1 Thessalonians 5:11
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Dave Rose has served as a Pastor for over 40 years in Wisconsin and Texas, and is an ordained minister. He is available to serve as a pulpit guest, Bible teacher, wedding or funeral officiant, or hospital visitor. He is also active in reconciliation ministries. If you need to speak with a pastor, please contact me for prayer and encouragement.
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We started this ministry with you in mind. Recent reports state that many Christians no longer attend a church. They have been offended, or have to work, or they cannot physically leave their home, and so they stay at home.
Our heart is to reach out to you with Bible studies, hospital visitation, prayer for the sick, serving the Lord's Supper, counsel, etc. Just call on us and we will be your personal pastor.
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.
Romans 8:26 ESV
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Viewing the Last Days, the Apostle Paul warned Timothy that confusing and devilish teachings would creep into the church. Now, in the 21st Century, we clearly see on teaching that has caused much confusion. Paul addresses it and other heresy in 2 Timothy 2:13 KJV – “If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.”
After all the warnings, Paul says that Christ will most certainly carry out His promises and His warnings. If Jesus said it, it will happen, no matter how theologians try to twist His words. As a Believer, I find comfort in Christ’s promises and warnings. But to those who depart the faith and live in sin, they are no longer under the covering of God.
Some have twisted this Scripture to mean once saved, always saved, no matter what you do after accepting Christ as Savior. This Scripture cannot mean that if we choose to live in sin, Jesus will save us anyway. Heresy! In 2 Timothy 2:12, it is clear that if we deny Him He will deny us.
So, if we are unbelieving and unfaithful, Christ will remain faithful to His Word. Only the faithful can enter the joys of Heaven.
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