mydevotion_small.gif (1735 bytes)

  Home | Links | Register | Login | Favorites | Bible Plan | General Q&A | Forums | Screensaver
  Study Bible | Topical Verses | Prayer | Email Archive | Latest Insights | Verse Q&A | Devotions
| Chat
   Prayer Email archive:
        (01/18/2001) persevering or giving up?
Hello prayer warriors,

1. Prayer note: persevering or giving up?

[1 Corinthians 9:24-27]
24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all,
but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may
25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is
temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a
corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight
I, not as one that beateth the air:
27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into
subjection: lest that by any means, when I have
preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

It is so easy to give up. Not just on ministry but on
life. When things don't work out "our way", we
sometimes think that we can pack our bags and go away.
Where are we to go? God is everywhere. Even when we
feel like giving up on Him, He is hanging on to us.
Because He loves us.

So, we need to remind ourselves that God has not
promised us a bed of roses, and we have got to fight,
not only in our ministries but in our lives. We are
running a race and this is the race of our lives. The
Crown at the end that I am seeking for is that when I
see my Saviour, He will smile and say that I have
fought a good race. I must run this race therefore to
win. Not to be defeated by circumstances or by anybody
because I am always looking forward at my Crown, my

That is how we are to run the race, always looking
ahead, always believing and never giving up.

[Romans 5:3-4]
3 Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings,
because we know that suffering produces perseverance;
4 perseverance, character; and character, hope.

The only thing that we cannot afford to lose is hope.
If we do not persevere, we will not see our hope
materialise. The best part of the above scripture is
in the next verse.

[Romans 5:5]
And hope does not disappoint us, because God has
poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy
Spirit, whom he has given us.

God will not let us hope in vain because He loves us.
That is the most wonderful thing that in the end, I
can always count on His love.

2. New prayer requests:
i. Prayer for someone who is discouraged -- guest

ii. person with additions -- guest

iii. Prayers needed -- bina

iv. My Co-Workers Friend Had a Heart Attack! -- guest

v. FAVOR, good health, safety & protection -- guest

vi. Prayers to mount up like eagle -- guest

vii. direction in life -- davway71

viii. Please pray for Paul Church -- bina

3. Number of prayer warriors: 643
We welcome sseverett, debra mcgrew, beautiful,
mwongpc, shawn mccoll, jonc, asher and clm into our
prayer group.

Three have unsubscribed.

in Christ,
Thursday, January 18, 2001 5:30:06 AM   waihun
Please vote for us. This will encourage others to visit the site.