Saturday, September 12, 2009

You Were Born For This

You were Born for This – 7 Keys to a Life of Predictable Miracles
By Bruce Wilkinson
Published at Multnomah

About the book
Anyone can do a good deed, but some good works can only happen by an act of God. Around the world these acts are called miracles–not that even religious people expect to see one any time soon. But what would happen if millions of ordinary people walked out each morning expecting God to deliver a miracle through them to a person in need? You Were Born for This starts with the dramatic premise that everyone at all times is in need of a miracle, and that God is ready to meet those needs supernaturally through ordinary people who are willing to learn the “protocol of heaven.” In the straightforward, story-driven, highly motivating style for which he is known, Wilkinson describes how anyone can be a ‘Delivery Guy’ from heaven in such universally significant arenas of life as finances, practical help, relationships, purpose and spiritual growth.You Were Born for This will change how you see see your world and show you what you can expect God to do through you to meet real needs. You will master seven simple tools of service, and come to say with confidence, “I want to deliver a supernatural gift from God to someone in need today–and I expect to!”

Who is Bruce Wilkinson?
Bruce Wilkinson is recognized as one of the world's foremost Christian teachers and speakers. But he is best known as the author of the New York Times #1 bestseller, The Prayer of Jabez, and other bestsellers including A Life God Rewards, Secrets of the Vine, and The Dream Giver. He is the founder of WorldTeach, a global initiative to train Bible teachers in every nation. Wilkinson also founded Dream for Africa, a humanitarian agency that has taken on AIDS, orphan care and hunger in sub-Saharan Africa. Bruce and his wife, Darlene, have three children and six grandchildren. They live outside Atlanta.

My thoughts
Welcome to Mission Central, the place where God send whoever he wants and whoever is willing to a special mission. Are you willing to put on your delivery uniform and follow God on it? Are you willing to offer God yourself so He can use you on a daily basis? Are you willing to experience to enter the Land of Everyday Miracle Territory instead of staying in the Land of Signs and Wonders or the Land of Good Deeds? If you are then be prepare to be amazed at what opportunities God will bring to you. Oh and it is guaranteed that He will match you with people or situations unique for your own life. Every agent will experience something different. Isn’t it neat?

Every miracle starts with a person in need. It’s not our choices. It’s not our agenda. It’s not who you would pick or which mission you would prefer. God is the one in control and our role is to be there to serve anyone, anytime and anywhere He seems fit for us. The important thing is to serve God and please Him… not the people around us.

Our partner in this mission is the Holy Spirit. He will guide us and help us in time in need. The important thing to remember is not the fear take over us and to step out of our comfort zone. It won’t be easy all the time but with time we will become more able to do it. Practice does indeed make it perfect.

Open your eyes and see the need around you. It can be your neighbor, the server at the restaurant, the lady who serves your coffee every morning, your co-worker, your child’s teacher, etc. You have to commit yourself to the agency and be aware of your environment. God can bring an opportunity to you at any moment. Are you ready?

The book explains the various key necessary to open the door of possibilities for you to be involved in some miracles on a daily basis. It will also guide you in the steps to take when you are in the middle of a miracle mission. The book also present three special delivery missions: money, dream and forgiveness. During the reading of the book, you will also read about various stories of ordinary people who were there when God brought up a mission on their lap. They didn’t hesitate and followed His lead. Some stories brought tears in my eyes while I read them.

I learned a lot while reading this book and I plan to be open to anything God will bring on my path. I know I can help others as it had happened in the past. I, myself, if a child of divorce (it happened when I was in my 20s) and I had the opportunity of helping a woman dealing with the fact her husband had cheated on her while I was at the park with my son a few years ago. I was able to pray for her and her son as well as her marriage. I was able to give her a book from Dr. Dobson that I had just finished reading and annotated from my own experience with my parents. I wonder today how she is doing but she had called to tell me the book was helping her a lot. It was totally unexpected and scary at first but I helped her anyway.

Somehow, as the years went by, I “lost” the possibility of being available. Why? I don’t know maybe because I got busier with various things – primarily my own kids. But I see the importance of telling God that we are available to experience the Everyday Miracle Territory. Personally, I want more of these miracles in my life. Where is my uniform God? I want to be a delivery agent for You! How about you dear reader? Are you willing to step out of faith and be there for whoever God brings on your path?

There is a special website for the book You Were Born for This. Simply go to and check it out. You can download the first chapter, view some videos with Bruce speaking, share your stories of miracles, and an online community.

Listen to what Bruce himself has to say about the book!

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