Prayers and Promises for a SuperNatural Childbirth

This is the book that I have been reading over the past couple of days, and I am not entirely sure what I think about it. On the face of it, it all seems rather nice, pray these prayers and claim these promises and you will not only conceive, but have a pain-free delivery. After all, Jesus died on the cross to offer grace where there was once law, and there is no such thing as a miscarriage or abortion in the Bible, and all the women in the bible who were childless went onto have children when their faith increased.

But doesn't this rather smack of the 'name it and claim it' prosperity gospel? The one where you get what you pray for, with God as a vending machine - say the right words and your request shall be granted? It feels like the book 'The Prayer of Jabez'.

Yet there are testimonies of people who have prayed the prayers and have got pregnant and had wonderful deliveries. Has anyone prayed the prayers and still not got pregnant?

I think that a lot of the promises about perfect love driving out fear are great, as I think that labour pain is magnified through fear of the pain itself and what is happening around you. But whether you can actually address your ovaries and tell them to produce perfect eggs to meet with the equally perfect sperm, I am not so sure.

But, it can't hurt as an aid to our prayers, a direction in which to focus our thoughts. I guess its a wait and see time.

Comments

blondie0000 said…
the bible says 'I will be with you when you walk through the valley" Psalm 23. It doesn't say He will take you out of the valley. Ezekiel was in the valley of Bacca (weeping), he was depressed and God said to him, 'get up, dry your eyes because I am going to do some almighty things." I believe healing and health is a mystery of God, just like salvation, it is God's will that ALL would be saved, but ALL don't get saved. He also says, I would that you be in good health, but we aren't all in good health. Some of us have to walk through the valley, but we do know one thing that is constant throughout the Bible, GOD WILL BE WITH US, HE WILL NEVER LEAVE US OR FORSAKE US. Just like Jesus on the Cross, he had to go through what he went through for a purpose. Jesus also prayed for his deciples, John 17 that they would be kept from evil, but they all died terrible deaths, except John and he was imprisoned for the rest of his life. So what did Jesus mean. Kept meant from 'evil' or eternal 'hell'.
Jolene said…
Sadly your not getting the point of the book. This is not about saying the right things at the right time to get what we want from the great vending machine called God.

This is about *WHERE* is FAITH! God will meet you at the level of your faith. Each of us are at different levels in our walk with Christ, He uses many experiences to urge us to the next level. Where is your faith level right now? Is God meeting you at higher place than He was 6 months ago?

Whom then shall I fear? With God as my Redeemer, whom shall I fear? There is power in the blood of Jesus, there is power in the Word of God, there is power over satan in the words you speak in rebuking him.

Grow your faith and rebuke fear!

Blessings!
Adriana said…
It is according to your faith. If you are already believing that you will feel pain and that your labor will be like the world describes it, then according to what you believe, you will get. I choose to believe that I am redeemed and Eve's curse was broken on Calvary. I choose to believe that I am in this world, but I am not OF this world; therefore, I should not think, act or believe like this world. I choose to believe that I have a God without limitations and He is able! That's my God and my faith!
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