Keller: Always pray for, love yourself

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, March 7, 2018

I often hear religious and born-again Christians say, “I pray for others, but never for myself.”

My response is, “How do you know how to pray for others if you have never prayed for yourself?”

I compare that to a person who doesn’t love themselves and tell others how much they love them. I think it’s impossible to share with people something you don’t have.

Years ago, I read in I Chronicles 4:9 about Jabez (which means “painful”). When he was born, he caused his mother so much pain during childbirth that she named him Jabez.

Being an average man, Jabez loved to dream of great things and most of all, believed God to deliver if He trusted Him.

His prayer, which follows, was a calling to God: “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” I Chronicles 4:10.

I’ve prayed that prayer daily since I was introduced to Jabez through the Bible, which is the inspired Word of God.

The Bible is an amazing book that I regret not reading until I was 45 years old. B I B L E  is referred to as: Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. It tells us how to live with God as our Protector, Provider and Spiritual Head.

Reading and getting into the Bible is one thing, but having the Bible get into you is the most important life-changing transformation with Jesus becoming the Lord of your life.

The bottom line is: Don’t neglect praying for yourself.

If you have any questions, or comments, please write Harold Keller at Get High on Life, P.O. Drawer U, Reserve, LA 70084 or call 985-652-8477.