Scriptures: 1 Chronicles 4:9-10
In these verses we read about how Jabez got God's attention! Jabez was not a wiser ruler. He was not famous on the battlefield. Jabez is remembered because of a prayer he prayed.
He prayed: "Oh, that you would bless me." Jabez asked that his territory, boundaries and barriers, would be enlarged. He prayed for deliverance from evil and the Bible tells us that "God granted his request."
There is safety in staying within the boundaries that we know: in remaining where we are and not moving, But God call us to be more than safe, He calls us to reach the world! Are you ready to ask God to enlarge your boundaries? Are you ready to push beyond your comfort zone? God wants to widen your horizon of influence. We must ask Him to put His hand upon us and to keep us from evil. When we endeavor to do more for the Kingdom, God will increase our efforts!
As a church we must ask God to enlarge our boundaries: we need more ministries, more workers, more fruit and more to do. We must believe that God will grant our request! We must be ready for more!