Saturday, May 2, 2009

1 Chron 3-5

Day 121

 What a party!!!  We had a great time!!!  And we had a house full.....we are sooooooo glad we built the upstairs bonus/playroom....we never see the kids when we have a big group or even just friends over.....its big enough up there....there's a TV and we never ask if they're okay or if they need anything.......its amazing that 15 kids can easily come and go up there and play together.  We never got on to one kid all night! WOW!!!  Dusty got lots of nice cards....some funny!!! The cake was hit.......the one I bought and the one my mom made.  She made him red velvet cake....he's been in the family 5 years now.....he gets to request "THE" cake too now! :)   I then had a big "fun" cake made to feed other 50+ people that were in and out.  
go to  She's here in Elk City and does an AWESOME job. I want her to make Hannalee's too.   

Chapters 3-5  More names....and names....and names....BUT!!  Here is where we have "the prayer of Jabez" that was so popular several years ago.

Here's something I found that I thought was interesting about the prayer:

Prayer of Jabez: What is it?
The Prayer of Jabez comes from the Bible. In 1 Chronicles 4:10, we read:
"And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that Thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that Thine hand might be with me, and that Thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested." The prayer is composed of four parts. First, Jabez asks God to bless him. Second, he asks God to enlarge his territory or increase his responsibility. Third, he prays that God will be with him and stay close. Lastly, Jabez asks that God keep him from harm so that he will be free from pain.

Prayer of Jabez: What does it mean to you?
The Prayer of Jabez reminds us that everybody struggles with choosing to rely on himself or God. Whether you are a focused 
Christian or just searching to find out more about God, life is a growing process. However, it is very clear in reviewing the Prayer of Jabez, as well as the rest of the Bible, that God is faithful in caring for those who seek Him. Jabez sets a great example of how God wants everyone to come to Him through constant and passionate prayer. If you are looking to start a relationship with God or improve your existing relationship with Him, start with prayer. God answers prayers when you trust Him (1 Chronicles 5:20). Prayers to God also please Him (Proverbs 15:8). We can all learn from Jabez and faithfully pray to God always in everything that we do.


1 comment:

  1. It was a good, fun party...and yes, nice, good kids! Hope you're recovered.