Looking at Jabez’s Prayer Points
The Winner’s Mind-set
It’s your inheritance,
And my inheritance.
A winner’s mind-set is:
Going for greater glory
Going for greatness
Going for excellence
Going for dominance
Going for Good Success.
The Winner’s Mind-set:
The Winner’s Mind-set
The Winner’s Mind-set
The Winner’s Mind-set
Not just yearning;
But also earning.
The Winner’s mind-set
Never afraid of failure,
Always remaining bold,
Always taking correction,
The Winner’s Mind-set
Not wallowing in self-pity
The winner’s mind-set
Not seeing failing as failure,
But seeing failing as teacher
Come to guide and counsel;
Not majoring on minors
And minoring on majors
But having the right perspective.
The Winner’s mind-set
Can be desired
Can be cultivated
Can be advanced
Can be pursued
And can be achieved.
7 For as he thinks in his heart, so is he….
2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Ro12:2
23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind,24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.
13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Ro8:28
37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Ro8:37-39
“With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
“Have faith in God.23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
Following hard after God
One thing I desire
Concentrating on that one thing
12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.Phil3:12-14
21 From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.
22 Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!”
23 But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”
8 My soul follows close behind You;
Your right hand upholds me.
24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.25 And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.26 Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air.27 But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.
8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Joshu1:8
God wants do in you and I, more than we can ask or think or even dream of. If you can think it He can exceed it. He adds His ‘supper’ to our natural and his ‘extra’ to our ordinary. So let us yield to Him and take the limits off Him. Notice that it is ‘according to the power that works in you.’ His Spirit in us works in us both will and to do according to His good pleasure. Dare to dream and God is able to do more than your dreams.
Wisdom of the Kingdom
The Wisdom of the Kingdom propels you to another dimension of life in the Spirit, enabling you to do things God’s way, in His time, according to His purpose and with the right people. This wisdom is full of mercy, good deeds and always sincere. It comes by the Spirit of God and it surpasses knowledge. It is the wisdom like He gave to Solomon. You will have insight, foresight and hindsight and their interrelationships in order to deal wisely in your daily affairs of life. It brings to bear the divine nature; makes it actualised. It takes you from the realms of theory to reality and practicality.
He Made Me Marvellously
13 For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them.
17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; When I awake, I am still with You.
New International Version (NIV)
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts,God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand—
when I awake, I am still with you.
New living Translation
The Message (MSG)
13-16 Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
you formed me in my mother’s womb.
I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking!
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
before I’d even lived one day.
17-18 Your thoughts—how rare, how beautiful!
God, I’ll never comprehend them!
I couldn’t even begin to count them—
any more than I could count the sand of the sea.
Oh, let me rise in the morning and live always with you!
He Made Me Marvellously
So intricately, wove me
Like a magnificent tapestry
Fashion me so carefully,
And so wonderfully
And His Mind is so full of me.
Therefore, I will praise Him
Glorify Him and adore Him
Because everything in me
Will work for me -not against me.
Every ability He has endowed
Will work to the perfection
He has made it and ordained it.
Every seeming disability
Will work together for good
with the other endowments in me.
Therefore, I can do all things
He purposed for me to do
Not by my might or my power,
But through Christ, my strength
Nothing can stop me, but me.
I need not fear any evil
Because He is with me
He is for me and with me
He is always here by me.
He knew my end
Even before I began
So I can relax, chill out
And trust Him
All the days of my life.
When the cupboard is bare, remember that He is Jehovah Jireh, – the supplier of all your needs:
He is the Good Shepherd. He will provide where He presides. Put your trust in Him and not in man or even your job. Phil4:19, Ps23, Ps37:25
When you’re sick, do not despair. Look to Him for your healing. He is the great Physician, Jehovah Rophe. Plead the promises; stand on the word. Put your faith to work. In your weakness His strength will be made perfect. You can do all things through Christ. (Phil4:13, Isa53:4, 1Pet2:24)
Is it old age? Never mind. Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.
They will bring forth fruit even in their old age. They will remain fresh and flourishing. That is your portion. Stand on the word. Ps92
Oaks of righteousness shall stand in the fierce wind.
Through His great faithfulness,
abounding grace they will find.
They will grow tall and strong
like cedars of Lebanon.
At night they will have a song
to cheer those that mourn.
They are the tree of righteousness
His treasured possession.
They will never perish
but always flourish .
They will be watered by the Lord.
In times of famine or recession.
Are you facing persecution or spiritual warfare?
Never mind. No weapon fashioned against you will prosper. Every tongue that rises against you in judgement, you will show to be in the wrong. You are more than a conqueror in Christ. Isa54:17,-59:19,Rom8:37-39, 2Cor2:14, 1John4:4, 1John5:4
Are you in a lion’s den? God is always there. He is Jehovah Shammah- the ever-present Lord. Call on Him. Look to Him. Trust Him at ALL times.
He shut the mouths of the lions for Daniel and can do the same for YOU! Dan6
Peace, Be still! Jesus is your peace
Praise Him in the Storm!
Are you facing bereavement?
He is always there and He cares.
Death is not an end but a glorious beginning of a New Dawn. So mourn, but let your mourning have scope. Absent in the body, present with the Lord. Paul said it would be far better for him to depart and be with the Lord than remain in the body. Because He lives, you can face tomorrow.
Just know that you are in good hands, because they are God’s Hands. So wallow in the word. Let it saturate you and comfort you and speak peace to you.
No matter the cross you are carrying, so long as it is the cross He ordained for you , you can bear it and die on it and resurrect because you died on it. It will not overpower you.
Keep your focus on
your God-given assignment-
Your dream and
Even when you face the Red sea and behind you are the Egyptians in hot pursuit and you seem to be sandwiched, it’s not over until God says so.
He Who parted the Red sea remains the same, yesterday, today and forever.
Even when your drream seems dead, know that Jesus is the resurrection and the life.
Even if you’re facing a mental problem, know that God’s mind is full of you. Do not throw in the towel. Throw yourself on Him.
Is your life hanging in the balance? Trust in the Lord. Have faith in God. He is able to do exceeding abundantly, far beyond your wildest dream. If you can think it, He can exceed it.
They may be jealous of your dream and throw you into the pit, but they are only playing into God’s hands. Like it was for Joseph, David and Jesus, so it shall be for you.
They may even take your coat and make you a scapegoat, but they cannot steal your anointing.
Has love flown away? Remain resolute and assured that the love of God is always there. Nothing shall separate you from His love. No tribulation or distress or famine or nakedness or peril or sword shall separate you from God’s love.
Remember what Christ did for you on the cross.
Let that be your confidence. Let that boost your faith in Him. Remember, “It is finished.”
God’s eyes are on you.
You are the apple of the eyes
of the Most High.
Say what God has said in His word concerning you. Focus on his promises- not how you feel. Feelings are deceptive and can blind you to the purpose and nearness of God.
Pray without ceasing. Call upon the Lord.
He said call upon Me in the day of trouble and I will deliver you and you will glorify Me.
Call upon Me and I will show you great and mighty things which you know not yet of.
He shall call upon Me and I will answer him. I will deliver him. I will be with him in trouble.
Ask of me and I will give you the nations for your inheritance; the uttermost part of the earth for your possession.
So no mattter what you ‘re facing:
Sing, O barren. You who has not borne fruit. Shout, cry aloud, praise God with every fibre of your being. Enlarge the place of your dwelling. Stretch out, spare not. Lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes. For more will be the children of the desolate than the married woman. Isa54:1-2
Your time will come. Your Pay Day will come.
Weeping may endure for the night, but joy is coming in the morning.
In His time, He makes everything beautiful and sweet beyond our imagination.
You too will finish well, so long as you keep your eyes on Jesus- the Author and Finisher of your faith.
God is ever faithful.
Worship the King
Now reflect on this once more and may the Lord put springs in your steps to go for gold.
Failure Vs Success Quotes
“Failure is the ladder you climb to success”
“If you have not failed I don’t want to know about your success.”
“If you fear to fail you are not serious about success”
“Show me the man who has failed many times and I will show you the man on the way to success”
“The way you handle success determines how long it lasts”
“The way you handle failure determines whether or not you overcome it”
“If you remain in your comfort zone, you will never make an inroad or move forward”
“Failure is a better teacher than success”
“It is possible to fail and fail and fail and yet never learn the lesson being taught “
“Goods success and Good success are worlds apart”
“Success outside the will of God is a failure”
“Man’s definition of success is different from God’s definition”
“Success that begins and ends with you is a failure”
“Success that does not go from one generation to another is a failure”
“Fear digs a grave for success”
“Fear blinds the eye to opportunities”
“Fear magnifies the problems and minimises the opportunities”
“Fear will kill you many times before you die”
“When you focus on your vision, you are on the road to success”
“Every worthwhile vision will be opposed”
“Opposition of your vision does not mean it is not of God”
“Opposition of vision gives you the opportunity to clarify it”
“Those who want to be successful move with those who are successful”
“Unless you pay the price, the Prize will elude you”
“Those who fix their eyes on the giants in the Promised Land will not enter the Land.”
“Often disappointments are appointments in disguise”
“ Having a Vision is the first ladder of Success”
“If you don’t want to fail, forget about success”
8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.Josh1:8