“Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand would be with me…And God granted him that which he requested.” (I Chronicles 4:10)
God is blessing me indeed! This is a new scripture for me and I have been praying the Jabez Prayer everyday since I read it in Oklahoma. And let me tell you how God is blessing me! For starters, I am back in the DFW area! The biggest blessing of all because I will see my family more. I got a bottom bunk and my money was transferred here in time to make commisary. I have a great bunkee who is a prayer warrior! I get to stay outside all day long! We have puppies running around the camp being trained. And birds and squirrels too. Oh it’s so great! We even have our own lake.
My mom is in town this weekend for the holiday and I put her on my visitation list but my counselor told me it wouldn’t be approved until next week. But my God is a way maker! So this morning, Terry (my bunkee) and I walked the track and prayed. We prayed that God would make a way for my mom to be allowed to visit. Then we walked over to the chapel and the cleaning ladies informed me who my mom needed to contact to get approved. Then at 3 pm, Terry came and told me the counselor was looking for me. She said, “It’s got to be about your mom… let’s pray before you walk over there.” So we prayed ” Lord bless me indeed. Thank you for your favor.” And sure enough, he had me fill out another visitation form. Other women have told me that this counselor processes his paperwork right away. Where as my counselor does not and he is not working today, so I get to go to this one. Therefore, my mom will be approved to visit this weekend.
So to top it all off, as I was walking back to my room – Thanking God – a girl stopped me and gave me a whole bunch of clothes. Sweat pants and sweatshirts and a t-shirt. Wow God!!! He is awesome! He says in Zechariah 9:12, “Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope; even today do I declare that I will render double unto thee.” The New Living Translation puts it this way: “Return to me, O prisoners of hope and I will restore two blessings for every on of your troubles.” Oh yes Lord!! He promises double for our trouble! That’s a promise I stand on!