Sunday, June 26, 2011

You Were Born for This

I was prepared to be impressed with You Were Born forThis by Bruce Wilkinson, and I most certainly was.  My husband and I have been praying the prayer of Jabez ever since my sophomore year of college.   After reading Wilkinson’s tremendously popular book The Prayer of Jabez and attempting to live out the Biblical principles expanded upon in it, we have seen this prayer answered in a number of ways in our lives.  You Were Born for This is the full-length explanation of how to live out the Prayer of Jabez by being open to serving the Lord however, whenever, and by ministering to whomever He chooses.

I could easily identify with the notion that miracles can, do, and will happen daily when we are open to the promptings of the Holy Spirit working in and through us.  As Wilkinson illustrates in a number of true stories throughout the book, it is when we are willing to submit completely to the Lord that He’s most likely to work in and through us to reach others who are suffering. 
Wilkinson demonstrates a number of ways that we can open our own hearts to serving the Lord, and thereby be the deliverers of heavenly messages to those God brings into our lives.  I’m inspired by this work for many reasons, one of which is that the author uses a number of personal examples of how he has often had a specific plan and idea in mind for how he expected or thought he could best serve the Lord, only to find out that God had other much better plans, he couldn’t have imagined or accomplished on his own. 
The four parts of this book: Part 1: Welcome to Everyday Miracle Territory, Part 2: Four Keys to a Life of Miracles, Part 3: How to Deliver a Miracle, and Part 4: Three Keys to Special Delivery Miracles are organized in such a way as to open the hearts and minds of readers to the possibility and reality of miracles occurring regularly in everyday life, through ordinary people God uses in some rather extraordinary ways.
Through practical, Scripturally-sound suggestions, key principles, and real-life stories, you will soon see how you can partner with the Lord to be a powerful conduit of His love, grace, mercy, and healing. 
I highly recommend reading You Were Born for This and adopting the practices espoused herein of submitting completely and unconditionally to the Lord’s Will in always and in all ways. 

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group in exchange for this review. 

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