On December 29, 2015 I was reminded about Jabez prayer. And since 2005 I have been praying this prayer. But maybe God wanted me to refresh my focus. So I started 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, which was December 30, 2015. I woke up full of new ideas, new product ideas that I could create and sell. The Lord had answered my prayer to “enlarge my territory” by giving me new ideas.
On the first of January 2016, I started the year by reading the book, THE PRAYER OF JABEZ by Bruce Wilkinson. 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 that book for to read it again.
While reading that scripture in my New King James Bible, where I also read through the verses before and the verses after Jabez prayer. I read through all the names. Suddenly it was like the Holy Spirit gave me wisdom and opened my eyes to understand something about this prayer that I had never seen before or heard anyone speak about.
I saw that Jabez name was standing in the middle of lot of other names, in the middle of his family, in the middle of the tribe of Judea.
It was as The Lord showed me that Jabez prayer was placed there, hidden in all those names for a very important reason, that when Jabez prayed it, he prayed for the entire tribe of Judea, God’s people, the Jews, for Israel. And He gave me the thinking that when we pray it today, that is exactly what we are also doing, we pray the blessing over the tribe of Judea. Wow.
And then I understood that the Lord wanted me see that I had my name in the middle of my Norwegian family. And by praying this prayer I would also bless my entire family, just like Jabez blessed his family, and still keep blessing them through that prayer when we are praying Jabez prayer.
Excited, on January 1, 2016, I started to read the entire book about Jabez prayer. I then decided to follow Bruce advice, to pray it for thirty days, to write down everything, writing a journal on this prayer, to read this book once every week, to write down what I experience, to tell others, to put notes with the prayer inside my house, and to start pray this for my family, friends and church.
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 the new idea I got. I saw new ideas I could not see earlier. Things I needed to change and how it suddenly could become a very nice product.
Suddenly I also saw that my business would expand into many levels. Things I did not see before.
On January 4, 2016 I had a huge favor in a meeting. Another answer to expand my territory.
On January 8, 2016 I got favor and a very good price to produce the idea that I got.
I see new possibilities open up before my eyes so to speak. The Lord enlarge 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.
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 so much did happen, just because of the prayer that I started to pray.
I suddenly got the idea to send out an email with information about my new book for children and share the good news about soon having three products of the one book, and sharing the story that the newspaper did on me in Norway October 28, 2015 because I had found a way to start my business in the midst of being unemployed by wrapping the children story a little different as a book.
I sent this out on January 13, 2015 to my connections, and as I started to write my blog about ENLARGE MY TERRITORY, I got an email coming with info that one person that loved my inspiring story would spread my email to his over 6000 contacts. I said wow. Thank You Lord. All the glory to the Lord.
Thank You Lord, for enlarging my territory.