Prayer Email archive:
(03/12/2000) Victory thru brokenness
|hello prayer warriors
1. prayer note: victory thru brokenness
[2 Cor 4:7]
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the
excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
I remember some time ago talking to God and wishing
that I did not have to go through some of the
experiences that I went through. I told God that I do
not think I will ever be completely healed from these
experiences and I would look at everyone else's life
and ask God, why can't I have a more normal life? (As
if anyone in this world leads a "normal life")
But God gave me His rhema word through
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the
LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans
to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon
me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all
your heart. I will be found by you," declares the
LORD, "and will bring you back from captivity. I will
gather you from all the nations and places where I
have banished you," declares the LORD, "and will bring
you back to the place from which I carried you into
I told God, it is not possible. If I have been
scarred, can the scars be removed? Can I be brought
back to the place before all these things have
happened, as if nothing has happened before?
One thing I have learned, I will remember my past, the
scars will be there, but God can remove the feelings
of hurt from the situation when I do remember. And God
has fulfilled this promise that He has given me. He
has done even more. With this experience, I have drawn
so much closer to God, I have understood the
revelation of His grace and His love towards me, I
have learned how to overcome and I have experienced
His consolation so that I know I can console others.
Most importantly, I have understood what victory
through brokenness means.
And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man
with him until the breaking of the day. And when he
saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the
hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh
was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.
Jacob wrestled with God and God broke the thigh of
Jacob and Jacob had to limp from then onwards. God has
to break Jacob's strength (his mind, intelligence and
his leg) so that Jacob will learn to depend on God.
Jacob could no longer run everytime he is in a tight
situation, because that was what he was used to do.
Now, he has to depend on God.
Now, I look at my past and I thank God for my past.
Because I know that God is moulding me for an enduring
and BETTER future and He is teaching me how to depend
2. New prayer request
i. salvation for lost loved ones -- 'I Love Jesus'
My sister is a Christian, but she has strayed away
from God. I don't think she is completely back-sliden,
but she needs prayer for strength and courage to get
her back in church again. My brother, sister-in-law,
and brother-in-law also need to be saved.
3. continue to pray for
i. pray for toni -- waihun
Toni is one of our prayer warriors. She has dropped
out of the prayer group because she is very ill. She
had 16 major surgeries and the last one had to be
halted in surgery, because her body was going into
shock! She now lives in serious pain that cannot be
corrected (except by GOD). Please lift her up in your
4. Number of prayer warriors: 76
We welcome 'I Love Jesus' (tammie), 413, susie1,
pastorchl and eyetooth into our prayer group.
In His Service,
|Sunday, March 12, 2000 7:39:52 AM waihun|
changed on Sunday, March 12, 2000 7:43:42 AM