Your Greatest Wealth

What is the deal about blessing? I speak blessings to those around me, face to face, and in my prayers; I even close each of my posts with “Blessings, Jacquie.” And I think at least most of us are familiar with being “blessed” when we sneeze. So, what’s the deal?

Currently, I am rereading the book, “The Prayer of Jabez,” by Bruce Wilkinson. The very first thing that Jabez prayed is; “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, ….” I re-read the definition of bless by Dr. Wilkinson:

“To bless in the biblical sense means to ask for or to impart supernatural favor.” To ask for God’s blessing, is to cry “out for the wonderful, unlimited goodness that only God has the power to know about or give us.” (p.23). And through this definition, we receive a fuller understanding of Proverbs 10:22: “The Lord’s blessing is our greatest wealth; all our work adds nothing to it.” (TLB). I don’t know about you, but I find joy in this truth.

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Now here is the entire prayer that changed the trajectory of Jabez’s life:

‘Oh that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!’ So God granted him what he requested.”’ I Chronicles 4:10 (NKJV).

As you go about this day, I pray for your greatest wealth; that God would bless you, and that you would ask your loving Father for His blessing, knowing that it is your greatest wealth. Notice that you don’t tell God what blessing to give you; but that too is good news because God is known for doing “abundantly above all you can ask or think.” He is infinite, and we are finite. Let’s trust Him by pressing into His infinite ways, His loving goodness, and His supernatural favor.

 

Blessings,

Jacquie

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I am a writer and counselor, who embraces joy and holds tight to hope. I live with my husband Ken, of 44 years, and he is the love of my life. I enjoy inspirational and devotional writing, home decor, gardening, and being in community. My husband and I are missionaries to children in Washington State, and love the privilege of being with them.

33 thoughts on “Your Greatest Wealth

  1. I did the Prayer of Jabez in a study many years ago……and was so struck how that one simple prayer changed my life! The fact that it is in the middle of many many names listed around it in scripture is very significant. May GOD bless YOU too with all good things today! Great post!

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  2. Every morning during my prayer time, I take time to praise God for His blessings. His Grace repeatedly fills my cup, even when I feel I am unworthy to receive more. Jacquie, may the love of Jesus continue to bless you and your family.

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