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        (02/10/2000) sowing into ministry
Hello prayer warriors,

1. Prayer note: sowing into ministry

[Matthew 25:21]
Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been
faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge
of many things. Come and share your master's

I've talked about sowing and reaping. If you want
healing, you sow faith. If you want prosperity, you
sow giving. What if we want more responsibility in
ministry, and more of what God has in store for us? If
you want leadership in ministry, you sow faithfulness.

Joshua followed Moses for many years as Moses' servant
before God asked him to lead the people of Israel. The
same with Elisha and Elijah, Timothy and Paul. They
were not doing great things but they were assisting
their leaders, helping their leaders advance their
ministry without much recognition or apparent reward.

Why is it so important that we sow faithfulness? Why
can't God promote us straightaway and straightaway
give us the things that He has promised us in the

Because you need the right character in order to carry
any ministry and to persevere. I believe God is not so
much looking at our talents or at honing our skills
(although that is important too) but at us having the
right character to handle the ministry. And as I've
mentioned in one prayer email that it is required for
stewards to be found FAITHFUL. I've heard one minister
says that he is afraid of bringing people that are
unproven to help him with his crusades because they
will fall apart and run away at the slightest of
adversities. Faithfulness can only be tested through
time and commitment in the midst of all kinds of
circumstances and situations. It is only in adversity
that you can truly test a man's character.

That is why Paul warned us against hastily selecting a
leader. [1 Timothy 5:22] Do not be hasty in the laying
on of hands.

Paul spent many years in Antioch (more than 13 years)
before he was launched out as an apostle. Joseph was
still faithfully serving God in adversity before he
was promoted to become prime minister. I believe that
God used this time to hone their character for them to
be ready for the task that God had prepared for them.
We do still need skill and practice and to learn but
until we can be faithful in little things, it will be
difficult for us to handle more. When we learn to be
faithful in the little things, we learn submission,
humility, perseverance and we learn to work unto the
Lord. We learn not to look for the reward in men but
the reward in God. We learn not to look for promotion
in men because we know that God will promote us.

So, if you want a breakthrough in your ministry, sow

[Galatians 6:9]
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the
proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give
up. (NIV)

2. New prayer requests:
i. Financial miracle -- tampa613

ii. Pray for Betty Walden -- janeice

iii. pray for job & spiritual help -- thankful

iv. Swelling In my Face! -- guest

v. I need strength to submit to God's Will! -- guest

vi. I desire Holy Boldness! -- guest

vii. in love -- guest

3. Number of prayer warriors: 679
We welcome romans828friese, compassionatefri,
gregdowse, chealse, bsracing, tisa4him, kensin,
ckjeoj, mtowns, ggw1231, ejonesiii, bernadean,
mariakanae and juanc into our prayer group.

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in Christ,
Wai Hun 
Saturday, February 10, 2001 9:40:57 AM   waihun

changed on Saturday, February 10, 2001 9:41:22 AM

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