“There was a man named Jabez, who was the most respected member of his family. His mother had given him the name Jabez because his birth had been very painful” (1Chron. 4:9GNB)
Without Jesus you might be honourable but not admirable. Jabez was the most respected member of his family yet he had nothing to be celebrated for. Sometimes I wonder what made them respect him. From his prayer, he was poor. He also prayed for peace and safety which means that all was not well with him.
Jabez was respected yet frustrated. Beloved, it is possible to carry beauty without glory. Jabez was honorable but that honor was without glamour and splendor. Until Jabez went to God, His honor was without value.
When Jabez decided to take his possession by force, he went to his Creator and God added flavour to his story. He went to God and his frustration ended. Only God can decorate you. Go to Him and He will activate your celebration. It can still get better.
Sword for conquest
1.You are highly lifted up, there is no one like you before, now and even forever in Jesus name; Hallelujah.