The Prayer of Jabez – old prayer / new project

Recently I discovered a bunch of cassette tapes in my closet from 1960s forward. I took on the project to digitize a few of them. This is my first success story. You can listen via these links via anything that will work with mp3 files:

Prayer of Jabez Side 1.mp3

Prayer of Jabez Side 2.mp3

The files are too big to attach so these are links to the files on one drive.  Each side is about 30 minutes long.  I thoroughly enjoyed this presentation and have listened several times in the process of digitizing the tape.  You should be able to listen on your phone without downloading but you can download the files as you wish if that works better for you.  The files should be available to share with others if you want to do that also.

This presentation was originally given at an Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) meeting around the year 2000 about the same time the book Prayer of Jabez came out from comments made.  Here is a picture of the book and author I found online.

Bruce Wilkinson is a delightful speaker and shares personal stories that make this teaching come alive – it was rich when I first heard it and richer this time as I rediscovered it.  Moreover, I have been praying it more consciously this week and praying it over others as opportunities arose for me.  I hope it is as timely for you as for me and you will let me know your thoughts.

I am also interested in better ways to share things like this with you so let me know if this method works for you.

The passage being discussed is found in I Chronicles 4:10

Two additional passages have been coming to my mind as I have pondered this verse this week.

First the parallels with the Lord’s prayer found in Matthew 6:9-13.  And the incident wherein Jacob wrestled with the angel (I believe it was Yashua) and said, “I will not let you go unless You bless me.” Genesis 32: 22-31

All that to say be fervent in asking for the Lord’s blessing and praying it over others as well!  His storehouses are never-ending and His delight in you unparalled.

Hope you enjoy!

Love,

Sandie

Finding Gems & Sharing Them

What Will 2022 Be Like?

Friend: Aren’t you terrified of what 2022 could be like? Everything is so messed up…

Me: I think it will bring flowers.

Friend: Yes? Why?

Me: Because I’m planting flowers.

Let’s all plant some flowers…

Note: If anyone knows who to credit for the graphic – please let me know! I would love to share that information!

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Humor: Rodent Removal Day (Study — there will be a test)

Some things we learned in bible study.  In this crazy political season, I decided a little bible study might be appropriate so here is a short review:

Remember what Jesus said: ‘Goats on the left, sheep on the right’ (Matthew 25:33). 

Jesus also told Peter that if he wanted to catch fish do it from the right side of the boat. They did and filled the boat with fish.

John 21:6 (NIV) … He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.”

When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.

Origin of Left & Right…I have often wondered why it is that Conservatives are called the “right” and Liberals are called the “left.”  By chance I stumbled upon this verse in the Bible:

Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV) – “The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.”

Thus, sayeth the Lord. Amen.

It surely can’t get any simpler than that.

And now for a brief spelling lesson:

The last four letters in American……….I Can

The last four letters in Republican…… I Can

The last four letters in Democrats……. Rats

End of lesson! …Test to follow on November 6, 2018.

Remember, November 2018 is to be set aside as Rodent Removal Month.

“Never grow a wishbone where a backbone ought to be !!!”

(Received recently from a friend via email – edited slightly and graphics added/sc)

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Scott Adams and The Week I Became a Target – OR – Shadowbanning by Twitter

[Editor’s note: Least you did not know about ‘shadowbanning’ by twitter and feed stream manipulation by other forms of social media.  Here is a personal report from Scott Adams of Dilbert fame.  There is no such thing as a free lunch!/sc]

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The Week I Became a Target

This weekend I got “shadowbanned” on Twitter. It lasted until my followers noticed and protested. Shadowbanning prevents my followers from seeing my tweets and replies, but in a way that is not obvious until you do some digging.

Why did I get shadowbanned?

Beats me.

But it was probably because I asked people to tweet me examples of Clinton supporters being violent against peaceful Trump supporters in public. I got a lot of them. It was chilling.

Late last week my Twitter feed was invaded by an army of Clinton trolls (it’s a real thing) leaving sarcastic insults and not much else on my feed. There was an obvious similarity to them, meaning it was organized.

Read more of Scott Adam’s Blog

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What You Should Focus On…

What you should Focus on

I love simple graphics that make a clear point.  If you need more help figuring out what is in the piece where the two circles intersect, make two lists:

  • Things that matter
  • Things you can control (or at least think you can have some ability to impact)

Anything on both lists is something you should consider focusing on!

Of course if you want to add one more filter — seek the Lord on the matter and make sure it lines up with both His word and His leading in your life.  That will help you hone in on the priorities for right now!

h/t Vickie Freeman Babcock on facebook for the find

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