Wednesday 2nd October 2019 Prayer Devotion
Scripture Reading:- 1 Chronicles 4:1-12
Topic:- You Are Settled Spiritually And Physically
Text:- 2 Corinthians 5:17
A 24 year old boy looking out through a train’s window shouted, dad, look, “the trees are going behind, they are moving very fast.” His dad simply stared at him with so much joy and smiled!
A young couple seated nearby looked at the 24 year old, and thought to themselves, “He’s so grown up but so childish, he must have a mental disorder for his father not to be bothered.”
Suddenly the young man exclaimed again, “Dad, look, the clouds are running with us.”
The couple could not resist and said to the old man, “Why don’t you take your son to a good Doctor, may be a Psychiatrist?”
The old man smiled and said, “I just did.” We are just coming from a Doctor but not a Psychiatrist. We are just coming from the Hospital. My son was blind from birth. He just got his sight today for the very first time, his behavior may seem stupid to you, it’s more than a miracle to me.
The young couple just sat down there, lost for words with a mixture of tears and shame in their eyes.
This was the type of the story of Jabez, whom his mother named Jabez. While the meaning of Jabez is sorrow, pain, trouble. I believe he was fed up with his life which prompted him to approach God for solution and got his heart desire met because God changed his life drastically. See 2 Chronicles 4:9-10.
Note this that everybody on earth has a story. Don’t judge people so fast or jump into conclusion about their private affairs. You don’t know where they are coming from or what they have to deal with.
The truth behind that story and that of Jabez might surprise you. But one thing is sure, your settlement by fire will be both spiritual and physical for people to celebrate with you!
1. Oh Lord my God! Bless me indeed henceforth by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
2. Oh Lord my God! Enlarge my territory henceforth by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
3. Oh Lord my God! Let your hand always be upon me and with me always, in the name of Jesus Christ.
4. Oh Lord my God! Always keep me from evil henceforth, in the name of Jesus Christ.
5. I command, I will never see hardships nor caused pain again, in the name of Jesus Christ.
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