Weekly Inspiration

June 25, 2017

Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory!”  1 Chronicles 4:10 We too can pray, as Jabez did, for God to bless us and enlarge our territories. And we too can believe that God will answer our prayers. Faith is believing without seeing, trusting without…

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June 18, 2017

“Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” 1 Chronicles 4:10 Jabez prayed not only for God’s blessing but also for God’s protection. He knew, that even in a blessed life, harm and pain can raise their ugly heads. No one is exempt from…

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June 11, 2017

Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, “I gave birth to him in pain.”   1 Chronicles 4:9 In Hebrew, the name Jabez means “he makes sorrowful.” Verse nine indicates that Jabez was born with much pain to his mother. However, having a name associated with sorrow evidently did…

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June 4, 2017

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. 1 Chronicles 4:10      Right in the middle of the listing of the clans…

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May 28, 2017

David said to the Lord, “I have sinned greatly in what I have done. Now, Lord, I beg you, take away the guilt of your servant. I have done a very foolish thing.” 2 Samuel 24:10 We all sin, and we all do foolish things. We hurt someone with our sarcasm, or our judgment, or…

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May 21, 2017

Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies—make your way straight before me.  Psalm 5:8 Living a godly life in today’s world is not easy. The world has a way of turning our heads and hearts in disastrous directions at times. And often we listen to the world instead of listening to the…

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May 14, 2017

In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.  Psalm 5:3 Today is Mother’s Day. And I don’t know a mother anywhere who has not laid at God’s feet her requests for blessings for her children. Mothers pray for their children’s happiness, health, success,…

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May 7, 2017

Listen to my words, Lord, consider my lament. Hear my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray.  Psalms 5:1-2 We all want God to consider our own painful grief or struggle…especially when everyone around us is tired of listening to us wail and bemoan our circumstances. In the middle…

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April 30, 2017

I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:13-14 The entire Psalm 27 is a prayer…David’s prayer of confidence. Even when his enemies advance, even in times of trouble,…

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April 23, 2017

While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep.  Acts 7:59-60 After Jesus’ resurrection and ascension, the disciples began their mission of carrying the message of faith…

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