The Prayer of Jabez: Breaking Through to the Blessed Life
Dr. Bruce Wilkinson, president of Walk Thru the Bible Ministries, takes readers to 1 Chronicles 4:10 to discover how they can release God's miraculous power and experience the blessings God longs to give each of us. The life of Jabez, one of the Bible's most overlooked heroes of the faith, bursts from unbroken pages of genealogies in an audacious, four-part prayer that bri...more
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"For Wilkinson, the prayer of Jabez has become the secret to success in every endeavor. God is viewed as a butler who responds in a mechanical manner when certain words are recited."
The book m...more
Instead I found a book written by someone who has a deep walk with God and who is committed to helping others develop a relationship with Him.
When discussing the part of the prayer of Jabez that asks God to expand his territory, the emphasis was on asking God to expand your ministry, not on expanding your stuff.
Overall, I found thi...more
"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!"
So God granted him what he requested.
This is a verse in the New King James Version of the Bible from 1 Chronicles 4:10. It seems almost misplaced with the more than 500 names of the Hebrew family tree. Bruce Wilkinson explains that Jabez means "pain." Name meanings were a big thing in Jabez's t...more
And Wilkinson did not necessarily say life will be peaches and puppies afterwards. He said God will prune you to make you bear more fruit (not sure how his exegesis of Joh...more
All in all, definitely not anywhere near the extreme prosperity, name it and claim it teachings.
Not bad at all.
This book would be good for that if you needed it in a bind.
The book looks at a single verse in the...more
Wilkinson brings our attention to & breaks down a little prayer of a little-known man named Jabez. Jabez is only mentioned in two verses of the Bible. From the two verses, Wilkinson can write over 90 pages. I have this book three stars because there was a thing I loved about the book & something I didn't like so much.
First, I liked the simplicity of the prayer. It's based in scripture. Wilkinson does a great job of breaking it down for us and helping us make it applicable to our own li...more
I hope one day to pass along the book to one of my 3 daughters and see their name(s) listed under ours. That said ,I like the encouragement Wilkinson gives as he makes you realize if you say your God's child and really be...more
I remember this book generated many "kitschy" trinkets like rocks, and bracelet along with special book markers, etc. .
Please note that , I feel almost foolish , studying my daily one a day bible a...more
I'm grateful that I've been taught to thank Heavenly Father for my blessings, pray for others, ask for things I need; contemplate; be patient/quiet to hear answers. Answers have come from other people, inspiration telling me to call/do/find, seeking knowledge/finding spiritual answers.
I question the wisdom of pr...more
Wilkinson has great insight and wisdom. He takes a man, Jabez, who shows up in one paragraph on one page in one chapter of the bible, and unpacks the mighty prayer of a blessed life.
There are some points he made that I wrestled with. I don't agree word for word with all said, however, there is so much power behind prayer done with a seeking heart and earnest faith. I think Wilkinson touched on that point well.
I'm a col...more
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