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Praying Like Jabez

  • Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, 'Oh that you would bless me indeed, and enlarge my border! May your hand be with me, and may you keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!' God granted him that which he requested. 1 Chronicles 4:10 WEB

    Some people that I have met are too ashamed to ask God for anything. They feel that they have messed up so bad in life that they are lucky to be on the bus at all. Others tend to think that God is our great Santa Claus in heaven, or a well trained pet to command. Their life centers around themselves, instead of God. Neither view is correct and balance is one of the keys to a happy life.

    The enemy will try and get you out of balance in order to hinder your prayers. Either you do not pray at all, or you pray for the wrong thing, or with the wrong motive. James wrote:

    'You don't have, because you don't ask. You ask, and don't receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it for your pleasures' (James 4:3 WEB).

    There is nothing wrong with asking God to bless you, prosper you, and keep you safe. When you come to the Lord, your past is forgiven and you become a child of God with all the benefits and perks that entails. You are not a second class citizen in His family, and you get to sit at the table with everyone else.

    If anyone on earth has a right to ask God for something, you now do. Sister Bertha Better-than-you, is actually not better than you. You are forgiven and can pray for the things that you need. Jesus told us to pray: 'give us today our daily bread.' Don't be afraid to ask God for the things that you need. When Jabez asked, God granted his request. Sure there needs to be balance, but what if Jabez had not prayed at all? Pray like Jabez.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for all of Your blessings on my life. I pray that You extend my borders and means to help others. Give me Your wisdom to manage my life, family, work, relationships, and time. Lead me and never let me stray from Your path, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning, just a reminder that our Wednesday RHM Live worship service is happening tonight! This special time includes live music, a video teaching, as well as interactive prayer and fellowship in our RHM Live chatroom. All members are invited to join us at 7pm EST (we recommend that you arrive about 15 minutes beforehand for fellowship and to make sure the streaming is working for you). The page where it will happen is here: RHM Live Page


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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen my Lord 

November 15, 2017
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

This is one of my daily prayers. I try to never leave my home without saying them. Powerful. Thank you Pastor. Have a blessed day. I pray that Refreshing Hope see increase. More than we could ever imagine and hope for. In the mighty name of JESUS.

November 15, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

The prayer of Jabez is a very simple prayer. He wanted to live a life that God had in mind to begin with. When that is our heart, God will respond!

November 15, 2017
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander

Amen 

November 15, 2017
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Ted Muilenburg
Ted Muilenburg

Praying for addicted daughter who has below bottom and wants to take everyone with her including her two precious boys.  Her support system is worn out praying for her the support system - and all those going through this terrible experience !  Please join me!  Prayer is only way to  peace-

November 15, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Dear Lord, I stand with Ted and ask for deliverance from addiction for his daughter. Give her family and support system strength and comfort as they walk this path. I pray for peace for all. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

November 15, 2017
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Heavenly Father,I pray for Teds family to have your healing powers upon them in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen 

November 15, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Lord, I join with Ted in prayer for her daughter, and pray that you please deliver her, heal all that has been damaged, that you draw her to You and lead her to be the woman that You created her to be, in the name of Jesus, amen!

November 15, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Never give up Ted, we will be praying for your daughter. You have come to the right place, there are people here who understand what your daughter is going through.

November 15, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

With man it is impossible, but with our LORD GOD everything is possible.   She will get through this.  She will be out from the pit where she is now for our LORD GOD is gracious and merciful.  Trust and believe in your heart that she will be healed from her addiction. 

November 15, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

November 15, 2017
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Stacie Chambers-Franklin
Stacie Chambers-Franklin

Tears! Amen! 

November 15, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen! Thank you Pastor Dion for this devotional.

November 15, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for all of Your blessings on my life. I pray that You extend my borders and means to help others. Give me Your wisdom to manage my life, family, work, relationships, and time. Lead me and never let me stray from Your path, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen Thank you

November 15, 2017
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.Thank you fo Our many blessings. Amen 

November 15, 2017
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Karen Robertson
Karen Robertson

Love this!!!!  

November 15, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father,thank You for all Your blessings and keeping me save. You know my wants and needs and I know You will be there for me. In Jesus name I pray,Amen.

November 15, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Jose!

November 15, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

November 15, 2017
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

This is a great reminder that we need to clarify our motives before asking God. I really belive He will always answer our prayers if we consider others, not just ourselves.

November 15, 2017
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Evan Force
Evan Force

Perfect and timely devotional!  Thank you!

November 15, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

November 15, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

What a powerful prayer, may I pray like Jabez by Thy mighty Holy Spirit, O Lord I pray in the name of Jesus, Amen!

November 15, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Heavenly Father I thank You for all of Your blessings on my life. I pray that You extend my borders and means to help others. Give me Your wisdom to manage my life, family, work, relationships, and time. Lead me and never let me stray from Your path, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

 

 

Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion. :-)

November 15, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Amen to your prayer...I agree to for help, in balancing how there is in life many things to do.  Enter in, Lord, to show what is important and which is not.  I pray for direction as life in general changes year to year.  And more of unexpected things that changes strength to do what we can and can't do.  To be ready to make changes when necessary.  Shed Your light on all that is about us that we can see Your hand leading. Where to proceed and where not.  Love You ,Lord.

November 16, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You for all of Your blessings on my life. I pray that You extend my borders and means to help others. Give me Your wisdom to manage my life, family, work, relationships, and time. Lead me and never let me stray from Your path, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

November 16, 2017
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen, powerful devotion

November 19, 2017