THE JABEZ REVOLUTION: A review of The Prayer of Jabez for Teens
Have you ever felt like you were born with no purpose and mission? Have you ever felt like a nobody?
Most teenagers nowadays are faced with the question of their future and its uncertainty, and with that, they can definitely relate to the story of Jabez. The story of Jabez is tucked away in 1 Chronicles, one of the least-read parts of the Bible. In the midst of listing down names of folks in Israel, the story of Jabez is told in chapter 4, verse 9:
Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, “Because I bore him in pain.” And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “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.
And that’s it! That’s all that the Bible says about Jabez. From that small story, though, we see an amazing thing happen: we see a revolution. From a simple yet “pain-filled” life, Jabez is granted blessings, enlargement of territory, guidance and covering! Now, how do we get that? The Prayer of Jabez for Teens guides us on how to pray this prayer that can shape each day of the rest of our lives.
The Prayer of Jabez for Teens tackles and gives insight on the Jabez prayer part by part, which helps us readers realize the deeper meaning and the power contained in the prayer. Bruce Wilkinson, the author, also shares his personal stories and those shared with him by young people all over the world.
The approach is very straightforward and practical that you’ll find yourself amused at times because the book manages to point out the obvious things that we usually do not see. Additionally, it does not just focus on the things that we can get. Instead, it helps us realize that when we decide to desire more, we can give even more back to God and to others.
If you want to step out of mediocrity in your life, your career, your ministry, or any other aspect of your life, this book is definitely for you. The Prayer of Jabez for Teens is for every young individual who desires to do GREAT THINGS for our GREAT GOD!
I, myself, have been praying the Jabez prayer for the past 2 months, and indeed, great things have been happening to my life! Matthew 7:7 says: “Ask and it will be given to you.” I do not attribute the revolution in my life to the book or to the prayer ‘cause I know that it’s all from God, but I know that God has great things in store and He’s just waiting for us to ask.
Now, the question is: ARE YOU READY FOR THE REVOLUTION? God wants to do things through you. Ask for it!
The Prayer of Jabez for Teens is written by Dr. Bruce Wilkinson, who also wrote the book The Prayer of Jabez. Know more about this book via this website. Purchase it via Amazon.