Thursday, August 12, 2021 The apostle Paul explains how God has an individual, customized plan of good works for each of His followers. Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. (NASB) Years ago a man named Bill
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 Old Testament Moses sets out clearly the mind-set God brought to the creation of mankind. Genesis 1:27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. (NASB) God created us for Himself. It was a plan that the divine Trinity
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 The apostle James writes that a Christ-follower can trust God when He does not answer prayers the way we wanted. James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, (KJV) When God says “no” in some area of life you may
Monday, August 9, 2021 The apostle John explains that everything was created by God’s Son. John 1:2-4 He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. (NASB)
Friday, August 6, 2021 The apostle James writes that effective prayer is for all Christ-followers. James 5:17 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months. (NASB) Prayer is one of the
Out of the numerous births and deaths recorded in Chronicles, here is a nugget to remind you — all scripture is given by God for our benefit! Little is known about Jabez. What you can read is that he was more honorable than his brethren and that his mother bore him in pain. Presumably, this is a house in which there is some level of dishonor and/or dysfunction. Jabez responds with a bold, pro-active, prayer!
He yearns for a sense of purpose — a reason for being — so he seeks God’s blessing! Next, Jabez asks for God to “enlarge my territory”. What does that mean? If you feel defined by a lack of opportunity or maybe a habit that has held you captive: cry out to God to remove past hindrances and open the door to a divine plan for your future! Jabez longs for God’s steady, sure hand to guide him into the great unknown. His prayer is that God will overrule the past; giving him a clean slate with empowerment and protection from the evil that has dogged his past.