Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Today while reading the reflection on the readings of today, I was reminded of a passage of Scripture.
I loved this passage.
One day it struck me, its was bigger than I was living.
This was a profound passage which when taken deeply can be a little scary, so I put it away and thought its too big for me.
I said to myself, there is so much more in the scriptures than this passage. God had other plans, he again reminded me of this today.
Do I really want to enlarge my territory? I did and then I withdrew. Yes he has Blessed me abundantly and he keeps Blessing me. Yes, He is with me in all the mess of life. Yes, he keeps me from evil, but the last bit it a problem. Can I at all times not cause pain.

Shall I ask again,
You may have guessed already, its;-
The prayer of Jabez, " 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 himwhat he requested. 1 Chr 4:10.

There has been some controversary over the book that was written by Dr Bruce Wilkinson. I am not here to talk about that, just how this prayer has touched me.


Vicky said...

This is interesting, Leanne. I hadn't heard of Dr Bruce Wilkinson before. Controversial or not though, these Protestant leaders do seem to have a lot of zeal, don't you think?:)

Leanne said...

Thanks Vicki for stopping by and commenting,Its like a fresh season of blogging. Yes I do belief they do have zeal in abundance.
I read his book on the Jabez prayer in '03 and got his other book and thats when I discovered some different doctrine. So i looked further and discovered the contraversy. Its quite easy to find on the internet. I was looking this morning. God Bless, Leanne