1 Chronicles 4: 10 “Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, ‘Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from hurt and harm!’ And God granted what he asked.” (NRSV)
I’ve been reflecting on all the ways God has blessed and enlarged, and continues to bless and enlarge, Enon’s borders the last few years through various ministries…Celebrate Recovery, Enon Kids, Growth Groups, Guests Welcoming and Follow-up, Missions, Rooted Teens, Technology, Worship! Every one of these ministries was birthed through prayers very similar to the Prayer of Jabez! And every one of these ministries has the need to be continually bathed in such prayer.
As we prepare to begin a new church year in September, I challenge and encourage everyone of us to pray daily for the church that God would continue to enlarge our borders, that His mighty hand would be with us and that He would keep us from hurt and harm. As we pray, we can count on God to be faithful to answer our prayers!