Thursday, November 1, 2012

Book Review: You Were Born For This by Bruce Wilkinson

Bruce Wilkinson is best known for his Book, The Prayer of Jabez. In this book, You Were Born For This, Wilkinson focuses on the idea that God is looking to partner with ordinary people in order to accomplish miracles works in the lives of others. The main idea to understand in this book is the thought of a partnership between God and His followers.

This book is broken down into 4 parts. Part 1: Miracles are waiting to be completed through God’s people. We need to be actively looking for opportunities to be His miracle agents. God desires to use come people in uncommon ways for His glory. Part 2: We must be willing to whatever God wants, whenever God wants, to whomever God wants, regardless of our fear and discomfort. Therefore, we must take risks for God! Part 3: God provides you with multiple cues to deliver His miracles to others – so pay attention and be intentional to respond. Being God’s “Miracle Delivery Agent” begins with you and ends with God; focus on your role and trust God to fulfill His role. Part 4: While there are more than just 3 areas where you can deliver miracles, the primary areas are financial (helping financially), dreams (helping people realize their God-given potential), and forgiveness (releasing people from the prison of unforgiveness).

This was a good book. It was definitely an eye-opener to the reality that Heaven is not just a destination, but a place where God is working on an agenda. “Everywhere around us God has urgent work to be done. At all times He is looking for volunteers who will partner with Him. And He isn’t just passively on the lookout; He is actively, constantly, and passionately sending out request” (p. 41). If you fail to realize that God wants to use you, how He wants to use you or how to be used by Him, you need to read this book.

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