Today's Devotions

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Showcase: Interesting Stories

  • Love Apart from God +

    (500) Days of Summer And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Read More
  • Jon Acuff-Stuff Christians Like +

    #1043. Taking church off in the summer. Wait, what? No. That can't be true. Even typing those words should have Read More
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Praying Like Jabez, Part 3 by Sylvia Gunter

SylviaFrom Provision Instead Of Need

The name of Jabez springs up in 1 Chronicles 4:9 with no setting of time or family, yet God called this man honorable, esteemed, and renowned and granted his prayer requests.

As we have meditated on the prayer of Jabez, we have caught a glimpse of Jabez's large view of God and of God's ability to supply from the wealth of who He is. David, another man God honored, knew the same truth. Both Jabez and David had experienced great pain and rejection in life, but they also both knew their true source of life and hope was in God. Psalm 16:5-9 is David's version of Jabez's prayer, spoken not from a place of need, but of assurance of God's provision.

Read more: Praying Like Jabez, Part 3 by Sylvia Gunter

Reflections to Consider

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Audio & Video

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Hidden Blessings

  • PART 1 Prodigal Son Parable - Dr. Ken Bailey +

    Dr. Kenneth Bailey was a remarkable Christian teacher, Read More
  • The Prodigal Son-Parts 2-4 by Dr. Kenneth E. Bailey +

    These are the remaining parts of Dr. Bailey's discussion regarding Jesus' story of the Prodigal Son, and the links to Read More
  • Paul’s Word to Police: Protect the Weak (an excerpt) +

    Below is an excerpt of an article from Christianity Today, by Esau McCaulley, Read More
  • Easter: transforming how we relate to others +

    As we prepare for Easter, let’s prayerfully consider some questions regarding John 17. Read More
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