Read 1 Chronicles 3:1 through 4:23; John 1:19–39
Many Christians wonder if God has more for them. It is not that these believers are greedy or ungrateful. Most do not want additional blessings for the wrong reason. They understand biblical promises, but wonder why many of them remain unrealized in their lives.
Some people feel better after prayer for healing, but desire to be totally free from any remaining pain. Pastors envision larger churches with greater impact in their communities, and families dream of moving from apartments to modest homes. Believers realize that God has already blessed them, yet they desire more.
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 (1 Chronicles 4:10).
We should never hesitate to ask God in prayer for His blessing. God has an endless supply to give and He loves to grant the requests of those who honor and trust Him. He knows we need His blessing. God listened to Jabez, blessed him, then granted his request for more. He can do the same for us.
Thought for Today: God loves blessing His children. Just ask Him.
—Charles Earl Harrel
God’s Word for Today © 2004 Gospel Publishing House (used by permission)