For over a year I prayed the same prayer that Jabez prayed, for it was in line with the desire of my heart.
Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, “Because I bore him in pain.” 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. (1Ch 4:9-10)
But my territory did not enlarge the way that I expected it to. As I look back now, I see that my Father had to conform me more fully into His image before He could ever begin to enlarge my territory. Otherwise all I would have done, at that time, was to sow a false image of my Father and distorted image of His wonderful kingdom. I confess that at that time I had no fruit in my life. Ha – I did not even know what fruit was! Continue reading Enlarge your territory with WordPress!