On December 29, 2015 I was suddenly reminded about Jabez prayer. A prayer I have been prayed more or less every day since 2005. But I got the idea that I again should focus more on this prayer. So I started that night to read 1. Chronicles 4:10.
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.
The day after, on December 30, 2015, I woke up full of new ideas, new product ideas that I could create. The LORD had answered my prayer to “enlarge my territory” by giving me new ideas. Wow.
On the first of January 2016, after reading my bible, I started to read the book, THE PRAYER OF JABEZ by Bruce Wilkinson. I have had that book in my hands since April 2005, and have read it serval times. But as I entered into the new year 2016, I was reminded by the LORD to pick up the book for to read it again.
While reading the Scriptures in 1. Cron 4:10, and where I also read through the verses before and the verses after Jabez prayer, I was reading through all those family names. Suddenly it was like the Holy Spirit revealed to me and gave me wisdom and opened my eyes to understand something about this prayer that I had never seen before while reading it, or never heard anyone speak about. Praise the LORD.
I saw that Jabez name was standing in the middle of a lot of other names, in the middle of his family, in the middle of the tribe of Judea, which was his Jewish family three.
It was as The LORD showed me that Jabez prayer was placed there, kind of hidden in all those names for a very important reason. So when Jabez prayed those Words, he not only prayed for himself, but he prayed for the entire tribe of Judea, God’s people, the Jews, for Israel. And the LORD gave me the thoughts that when we pray that Scripture today, that is exactly what we are also doing – we are praying for the tribe of Judea. Praise the LORD.
And then I understood that the Lord wanted me see that I had my name in the middle of my Norwegian family three. And by praying this prayer for myself every day, I would touch my entire family, just like Jabez touched his family with this prayer, and just like this Scriptures is touching Judas tribe through that prayer each time when we are praying Jabez prayer. Praise the LORD.
So, here I am, very excited over this new understanding of that Scripture, and where I have started to read the entire book about Jabez prayer. I decided to follow Bruce advice, to pray it for least thirty days, to write down everything, writing a journal on this prayer, to read this book once every week, to write down what I experienced, to tell others, to put notes with the prayer inside my house, and to start pray this for my family, friends and church. So that is what I did.
Next night, while laying in bed I could not fall asleep because I had so many ideas. And by January 2, 2016 I had made a prototype on a new idea I got. I suddenly saw new ideas that I could not see earlier. Things I needed to do, things I needed to change for to make it become a nice product.
Suddenly I also saw that my business would expand into many more levels. Things I did not see before. Well that is somewhere in the future, but I saw what possible will happen. His will be done.
On January 4, 2016 I experienced a huge favor in a meeting. Another answer to expanding my territory. On January 8, 2016 I got favor for a very good production price to the product idea that I got. I saw new possibilities open up before my eyes so to speak. The LORD enlarged my territory.
I got new ideas on books, production, writing and different wrapping of the product. I got ideas on how to print the book, ideas came on what price I should take for each product. I got new ideas on how to write my testimonies and pack it into the book that the LORD has asked me to write since 2005. In less than fourteen days, many things did happen, just because of the prayer that I started to pray.
On January 13, I sent out some information about my new book for children and I shared the good news about me now expanding into three products of the one book, and shared the story about what the newspaper did say about me on October 28, 2015. Because of that I got an email coming with the info that a business friend liked what I did, and would like to spread my email to his 6000 contacts. I said wow Thank You LORD. All the glory to the LORD. Only God could give me that favor and expand my territory in such way.
Then a few days later, I experienced that the LORD had enlarged my area again, by using one person in UK to add my name on a YouTube list with Dr. Mike Gorrie and Dr. David Pawson, where I suddenly found my YouTube testimony connected to their YouTube teaching. I knew this was God. The LORD had for years told me to go out on YouTube with my testimony about divorce and remarriage. And this was something that only God could make happen. I would rather not be in the spotlight, but I knew my testimony was important for God to get out on YouTube. He opens doors and He closes doors. I saw how the LORD started to enlarge my territory, also on YouTube. All the glory to the LORD!
It is September 26, 2016 as I write this blog, and I have since the day in December 2015 when the LORD reminded me to pray Jabez again every day, experienced the LORD has answered my prayers and enlarged my territory in many new ways.
In July 2016 I finished writing The Blue Dress children book with the plan to publish it on Amazon in October.
As I write this blog I have just finished writing another book and has started to pre-sell it before the launch that is planned in October. It is a Christian book that God gave me the idea I should write and get out. And today my local newspaper had written about my new upcoming Christian book.
And last week I experienced God gave me huge favor and enlarged my territory with a wonderful victory in a meeting for a client as his “attorney” (consultant).
I have not written as many blog posts as I would this year, but I have been busy following the leading of The LORD as He has guided me and enlarged my territory in many new excited places and ways!
In closing, I like to pray that the LORD may bless you and enlarge your territory!
Oh LORD, that You would bless everyone that read this blog post indeed, and enlarge their territory, that Your hand would be with them, and that You would keep them from evil, that they may not cause pain! Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven!
All the glory to the LORD!