TEXT: 1 CHRONICLES 4: 9-10
David’s prayer – Ps. 25: 4 “Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths.
Ps. 27: 11 “Teach me thy ways, O Lord; and lead me in a plain path.”
Ps. 51: 10 “Create in me a clean heart, O Lord; and renew …”
Jabez prayed – “Enlarge my coast,” v10.
“LIVING BIGGER FOR GOD”
We can pray the very same prayer that Jabez prayed. It is an awesome prayer. When your coast starts to increase, there is going to be certain challenges that you will be confronted with.
1) Your faith level.
2) Your pain level.
3) Your patience level.
4) The jealousy level will increase.
1) Your faith level – You cannot live larger for God if you do not have faith. When you live larger for God, you need to trust God wholeheartedly that He will minister
to you. When God starts to minister to you, there is going to be a change. Your
faith grows hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. Anchor on the Word of God.
2) Your pain level – “Without pain, there is no gain.” Your pain level is going to
increase when you live larger for God. There will be trials, testings and
storms. However, God will supernaturally sustain you. He will not put you where
His grace cannot keep you.
3) Your patience level – Patience is the fruit of the Spirit. You will grow into
maturity, become more tolerant and have longsuffering. You are now getting
ready to grow larger for God.
4) The jealousy level – The people you least expect it from, will be jealous of what
God is increasing in your life. Spiritual jealousy will increase against you
when you live larger for God. Maintain a Godly spirit toward such. Remember
Joseph. Genesis 50: 20-21 “But as for you, you thought evil against
me; God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.”
David’s song of thanksgiving – 2 Sam. 22: 37 “Thou hast
enlarged my steps under me; so that my feet did not slip.”
Isaiah 54: 2-3 “Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them
stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations; spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes; For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.”
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