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This guy who is knocking everybody down is the special one out of all these other guys.
What made him special? He got good at something and then just kept doing it!
I want to talk about another great guy tonight that was special for one reason! He loved the Lord. Out of over 500 names, he is the only one who ended up with his own 2 verses.
The Prayer of Jabez - Book by Bruce Wilkinson
Formula for Greatness
Jabez’s Desire - He wants to be GREAT for God
God does not judge a man by how many servants he has, but by how many men he serves.
Who am I? Who was Jabez? He grew up under the title PAIN! Suffering and Pain is the way Jabez was introduced to the world.
Jabez’s Declaration - His Prayer - Out of everyone listed, Jabez is the only one praying.
He prayed with Purpose - I want more blessing - Stretch me - Bigger you are, More God can fill
He prayed with Power - He asked for God’s hand to be on him
He prayed with Protection - Keep me from Evil - We fail when we stop praying
Mike Kolen, who played linebacker for the Miami Dolphins, told me, “When I graduated from Auburn University, Coach Shug Jordan said to me, ‘Mike, will you do some scouting for me?’ ” He said, “Sure, Coach.” Now, ladies, scouting means to find high school players that know how to play football. He said, “Sure, Coach. What kind of a man do you need?” He said, “Well, Mike, you know, there’s a guy: You knock him down, and he just stays there.” Mike said, “We don’t want him, do we, Coach?” He said, “No sir.” But he said, “Mike, there’s a guy: You knock him down, and then he gets up, and then you knock him down, and he stays there.” Mike said, “Well, I don’t think we want him either, do we, Coach?” He said, “No sir.” But he said, “Mike, there’s a kind of guy: You knock him down, he gets up; you knock him down, he gets up; you knock him down, he gets up; you knock him down, he gets up.” Mike said, “Boy, that’s the one we want, isn’t it, Coach?” He said, “No sir, we don’t want him, either.” He said, “I want you to find that guy that’s knocking everybody down; that’s the guy I want.” •