A New Attitude
Where do you want to be in God?
Your attitude determine your relationship with God.
If you want God to consider your petitions you have to be Honorable by being Faithful.
A person introduced abruptly into the genealogy of Judah (1 Chr 4:9–10). No other detail regarding him except the content of his prayer is given. There appears to be a play on the name in the text in that the name Jabez is related to “pain” (Heb ʿoṣeb) in v 9 on the one hand and to “hurt” (Heb ʿoṣbı̂) in v 10 on the other.
Jabez had an attitude of Honoring God in his life more then others.
And Jabez called on the God of Israel
You must know who to call on in all situations.
saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me!
You must be specific when petitioning God.
If you are Honorable, If you are Faithful, If you have the right Attitude; God will answer Positively.
And God granted him that which he requested.
We must be Faithful in our Attitudes towards God.
And be not conformed to this world:
Correspondence in character or behaviour; believers are not to conform to the ways of this world but are to be conformed to the image of Christ.
Our attitudes must be aligned with God and not the world.
but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind
God has a way that must be followed and no deviated from.
that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.