|Posted by Mimi on February 2, 2011 at 11:48 AM|
1 Chronicles 4:10 - 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.
God will answer our prayers, no matter how large or small. They will not always be a “yes” answer, or the answer that we would choose, but God DOES answer prayers, and He DOES have your best interest in mind! However, when we pray and seek things that are in line with His will, He opens the floodgates, and pours down His love and blessings.
Do not be afraid! God wants to bless you, but we must request our blessings! What good would it do us, and what would we ever learn, if God simply handed us everything we ever need on a silver platter? We MUST seek Him, seek His will, and seek His protection and guidance. We must submit to His plan. We must ask to be blessed. Then, we must be still, faithfully waiting for God to complete His will in our lives.
The Bible tells us to come to God in bold faith; not to fear in making requests to the Father, for in seeking His will instead of our own, God is glorified. God is pleased when we submit to His will and calling. He wants to bless you. He wants to enlarge your territory – the territory He gave you, to shine brightly for Him. He wants to guide you, and to shelter you from harm's way. He wants to give you all this, and more. Cry out to God, for He hears you.