Will be Enlarged!
“And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that you would bless me indeed and enlarge my territory….” (I Chronicles 4:10).
You will multiply in accordance with the promise of God. Your boundaries will expand and increase. Blessings will shower upon you. You would prosper multifold. God will certainly give you a higher reward in your own home, in your occupations, in your work and in your ministry.
Jabez, the devotee did not want to be confined to the narrow boundary and a narrow mind. He wanted growth and to be greatly blessed. Merchants want the prospects of their business to prosper. After installing one factory, the wealthy people prefer a growth of a hundred more such factories across the country. You are the children of God and in that case, why should not you like your boundaries to be extended? Wish that the boundaries of your ministry, prayer and vision are further extended. Further, pray for this.
When her family members greeted Rebekah, they blessed her saying, “Our sister, may you become the mother of thousands of ten thousand; and may your descendants possess the gates of those who hate them” (Genesis 24:60). When Moses wanted to bless the Israelites, he said, “May the Lord God of your fathers make you a thousand times more numerous than you are and bless you as He has promised you!” (Deuteronomy 1:11).
Today the Lord looks at you and says, “Enlarge the place of your tent and let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; Do not spare; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes. For you shall expand to the right and to the left and your descendants will inherit the nations and make the desolate cities inhabited” (Isaiah 54:2, 3). What a wonderful promise it is!
Dear children of God, firstly, let the borders of your vision be expanded. If your eyes are short-sighted, lift them up now and look. Let your vision cover entire India. Let your vision be clear about the Salvation of the 140 million people. Let your vision go beyond India and get extended to Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh. If you had thus far gained only one or two souls, ask God to give you a crore of souls. If you were conducting one Sunday School so far, decide now to run hundred more Sunday Schools.
Dear children of God, with the wish that your boundaries should be expanded, walk through the country with prayer. Work hard to achieve it. Act swiftly towards your aim. God will make everything happen.
To meditate: “Arise, walk in the land through its length and its width, for I give it to you” (Genesis 13:17).