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January 26, 2022 7:05 am
Today from Chuck Swindoll story of Jabez calls Driggers to reach such heights.
Operation rescue what no one else is cries out that you would bless status life.
Have you ever felt stuck ever feel like you're caught in the cycle of sameness. Those feelings of monotony and boredom are quite common today on Insight for living Chuck Swindoll will point to a significant biographical sketch found in first Chronicles chapter 4.
The writer mentions the little nonprofit named Jabez long for something more through his example we find the keys to broadening our world just titled today's message the integrity of a bold vision again. You many crowns.
Your son is the way we bow voluntarily, humbly, gratefully, before you, and before none other.
We wait upon you for your direction are times call for determined bold prayer.
We ask you, our father to rescue us in the midst of this world in which we find ourselves as victims, for you do not lead us into defeat, but always victory that we often feel the silence from heaven. You're obviously not visible before us, so we must clean your presence by faith. And we do so with confidence assurance hope we all have those secret things in our lives that we call out to you with simple words like help us guide us comfort us, strengthen us, have your way in us, and even as Jabez prayed in large our territory. Our vision breakers free from self-imposed limitations where we know the joy of living outside ourselves because of your provision of string, encouragement, hope, renewal and joy.
I pray for those who struggle today. Some of them lonely. Having lost the love of their lives and now they go on loan without them give special grace and extra strength, comfort and companionship be to them as one. They have lost. Remind them that they are never alone but you were never absent.
Life is never futile or purposeless guide us as a people are father, for we have lost our way.
We have so few who speak for you to represent you stand strong for you who are unafraid of speaking out on your behalf representing your truth in a world of lies your perception in a world of deceit. Use them in special ways.
We pray as we watch you work through their leadership uses one of us in our own sphere of influence. I pray also for those who were ill you would give grace, mercy, encouragement to them as they recover as they press on for those who minister to them. Give them extra strength to assist and nurse them back to health.
We look at a tiny little story about an insignificant otherwise insignificant man you singled out from a set of obscure versus may we see the value of that life and maybe realize the relevance of his message to us, may we call out to you.
I would ask you to bless us. Indeed, to make your name great through us to be pleased to use us. Finally, Lord I pray that you would encourage those who are difficult places today.
There are those who have been kidnapped and there's a ransom out for their lives with the threat of death hanging over them, rescue them, free them from their hostages protect all of us, Lord, this decadent Iraq provided by your grace, the hope and encouragement.
We need bless those who give to the ministry that you would honor their faith and use their gifts in a special way to enlarge your work to minister to those who were broken heartsick many of them lost. Thank you in advance for the way you would use these gifts for your greater glory in the name of the enthroned Christ our Savior, our master, we pray. Everyone said amen to download is searching the Scriptures.
Studies by going to Insight world.org/studies Chuck titled his message the integrity of a bold vision, a couple of thoughts come to mind before we even get into the verses themselves in the first use obscurity need not overshadow any life if anyone emerges from obscurity. The man were considering today is the classic example. Never mentioned before, never mentioned again like a meteor across the night sky. His name was suddenly flashed the Scriptures and never again, never to return. But here's a man who prayed with boldness in spite of the fact that his life would come from obscurity. There's a second disabilities need not limit our vision is, they were to get that well. As you will see a very unusual name. I could very well include a serious disability like the one you struggle with disabilities need not disqualify anyone living reverses nonintuitive again just refresh our minds. There was a man named Jabez who was more honorable than any of his brothers. His mother named him John thinks the Hebrew says Jabez is rendered in English will look at the meaning in a moment because his birth had been so painful. He was the one who prayed to the God of Israel all that you would bless me have expressed my Bella my territory. Please be with me in all that I do and keep me from all trouble and pain. And God granted him his requests. That's it for Jabez I'm drawn to his Hebrew name because the root of it is pain and anguish. Ms. Marie, his mother named him that is interesting that the very first thing we read about in his that is more honorable than his brothers was a man named Jabez who was more honorable than any of his brother. That big that it happened, what was it that caused Jabez to reach such admirable heights will secrets in verse 10. Look for yourself.
He was the one who called out literally the Hebrew reads cried out to God. There's a desperation event, God to come to his rescue to be for what no one else is ever been. So he cries out he asks. First of all, for divine engagement you would bless me. Your Bible may include the word indeed it is and of the Hebrew text. But it's the way translators try to make the meaning of the syntax of the Hebrew come to life.
For this particular this particular prayer includes what is called a particle of wishing I'd never seen it before. One of my sources reveal that it's a rare expression when combined with the intensive form of the verb reveals a person who desperately wants something all God. God desperately needs you to be engaged in my life bless me with an overwhelming blessing perhaps is surrounded by mediocrity or mockery any rises above but it is prayer life and he says oh you would come to my rescue.
Engage yourself in my life. I long for you to break through the cloud that is covered me and the pain and the shame that has surrounded me since birth. You could do that God and I call out to you. I watched on YouTube. But just as last week on my iPhone. I had a few extra moments in it talked about a risk you would see where this particular Coast Guard rookie made his first save him him what have you all wind and waves is a capable sailboat that it capsized and there was a man crying out for help in this.
This drop happens is you seen from a helicopter and at this a little of the scene.
The man is calling out to him and he reaches down and grabs him we got this clings to him is the kind of thing. There's a desperation in this I've endured these things up going on. One year after year, but now Lord attorney over to you. I asked for divine engagement in my life and I don't simply. I cry out for it and having done so. He then called for divine enlargement look look for, what does he ask expand my territory is now looking for a landmass is not the time territory broaden my world wind in my vision, enlarge my direction is so easy to be satisfied with small there's a there's a little couplet that says content to fill a little space. If God be glorified. But then that's a worthy sentiment is best for God places us, but most all places, be little is it only the little place where God is glorified about a large space.
How about a blog of a major role in this world in which we live.
How about we would be great to have a great president speaks for Christ and isn't afraid to talk about the living God, and represents what is right and good and best for our country great place to be great to have congressmen and women who weren't afraid to say all that's a lie. We cannot do that we must do this and to think outside the box. I've come to where I hate the box. This world of limitations in what job be careful as it is correct as well because it isn't correct it breaks the mold expand my world Lord. It is a little space I'm satisfied there but could you possibly broaden it a bit and little all my life I surround my life with little experience in this territory of my world just a little personal testimony here. We got inside the living shortages, hand to mouth. I mean we we spent all of our money to get it underway and end up that was spent. We will just a little bit of an idea we had said that I had no experience in media men. Our first filing cabinet was a shoe box under my bed has a provision well we had in alphabetical order anyway and we started there we said to each other will maybe it's maybe it's God's will that we go on maybe a dozen or more stations sure one and then one day she said to me you know what I think.
I think we could we could expand this to tubulin across the country and I go really only of little faith. Are you getting no she said this. There there what our broadcast was possible for somebody going to come from well I think last time I checked we have a God in heaven who will provide for our needs. You know, we at the very first time we found ourselves in serious need. We had I think three of the payroll before and we we had to make payroll. It was about 70,071 or something like that in the first month God said in 75 and I go to great. I was one who said where is the money going to come from and that enlarge further and that he brought in more and then it went further and then we moved internationally in and we began to open up headquarters in Canada and Australia, English-speaking, and maybe we could go to Europe and get the Arabic speaking areas and then South American and Romania and before we knew it she came from the Wycliffe conference work. She had been on the present counsel and she said to me you know I Wycliffe does this translation I go on over breakfast. She's just talking about what she picked up while she was at the meeting and she said you know they're in the dirt of their desires to get into all the world to translate the Bible the language of those local areas and vernacular of those areas and she said in the great thing is it just wonderful. She said we need to do the follow-up and I go honey that's worldwide strategies that I know I got the idea that we want to collect vision 195. I learned I was away there hundred and 95 countries in the world. So let's plan on reaching hundred 95 countries of capacity, eggs and bacon.
Let's just just wait a minute, she's not not to wait a minute to do that. And now that that's our that that that's our motto. When you walk in you need to visit the new building will be here for we we have a marvelous gallery of the nations you command work your little niches built for one for each of the nations and work to put artifacts and translations and flags and pictures and and were hoping to staff each one of them with her. Pastors administer God's word and shepherd the people there in its it's it's it's our middle night Lord expand our territory. It it it it isn't up ahead trip.
This is Jabez for pride. He said Lord my world surprise me with what you can do place me wherever you wish, but I asked that if it's possible and be a larger place and I've been able to fill thus far in my life. I need that divine enlargement calls for divine empowerment look at what he says and please same breath as for enlarged territory. Please, please be with me in all that I do love that I don't want to go out of my own. This is the Jabez enterprising organization going on here, but I want you in the middle of it. I want you to be the strength I want you to be the controlling power I want. In fact, the Hebrew says all that your hand will be with me in Hebrew Dotty of hand is is a picture us a symbol of strength and guidance. It's even at times a term of endearment placing his hand on we do that with each other. We place our hands when we ordain young men for the ministry replace our hands is called laying on hands's Lord. Place your hand on this empower all of I don't want to go out on my own will to go out with you as I brought in from the world of been born into bringing nothing but pain to those around me and finally asked for divine enablement notice when he asks that you would be with me and keep me from all trouble and look at that and listening to site for living in the Bible teaching of Chuck Swindoll. He titled today's message about Jabez the integrity of a bold vision.
There's much more teaching ahead and we urge you to join us again next time.
And if you like to learn more about this ministry please visit inside world.org. Today's message is the seventh and a brand-new teaching series from Chuck. It's titled walking with integrity in times of adversity and if you're looking for an inspirational book to help you this year than we highly recommend Chuck Swindoll's book called Joseph a man of integrity and forgiveness.
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