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        (02/17/2001) giving up?
Hello prayer warriors,

1. Prayer note: giving up?

[Psalm 37:4]
Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give
thee the desires of thine heart.

One of my favorite scriptures is the verse above. I
hold on to that verse for my life. I believe in God
and what He has promised me. But sometimes, I'm not as
strong as I want to be. Sometimes, I don't feel like
holding on anymore and I don't seem to want to fight
some of the battles in front of me. I just feel like
running away.

It's very easy to run away. Just leave everything and
go somewhere else. But then God will speak to me again
through His very silent way, through my spirit,
through that knowing in my heart that I am to continue
my fight.

Recently, in one of my quieter moments when I was
confronting God with some of my issues, God spoke to
me through the next verse. I've always looked and
scrutinized and remember Psalm 37:4 but I've never
really looked at Psalm 37:5.

Well, Psalm 37:5 just popped up in front of me and I
felt God pounding me again and again with this next
scripture. Here it is:

[Psalm 37:5]
Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and
he shall bring it to pass.

It's easy to focus on what God has to do. God has to
give us the desires of our heart because we delight in
Him. We've done the numbers, our part, so to speak. We
fulfill the condition of delighting in Him, now God,
the ball is in your court. (Of course, we know it
never works that way and praise God for that.)

What exactly is our part? Our part is to commit our
ways to God. It is easy to live a life without God, to
abandon all and just live life our way. To escape when
the going gets tough. Instant gratification and
escapism may seem easier but many times the road of
instant gratification leads to destruction. If we are
the sons of God and He is Lord of our lives, we live
to please Him and not ourselves. It is such a simple

[John 12:25]
He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that
hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life

What exactly does committing our ways to God mean? One
of the meanings of "commit" in the dictionary is "to
pledge or assign to some particular course". So, when
we make a commitment, even in the midst of adversity,
we stay on our course. We stand on His Word (our
desires needs to align with His Word)
. We hold on. We
fight our battles, the battle of faith and of trusting
God. Once we do that, Psalm 37:5 says "and He shall
bring it to pass".

If we can do that [Psalm 37:6] says
"And He shall bring forth thy righteousness as the
light, and thy judgment as the noonday."

The time will come when we will see God bringing forth
our righteouness as light and our judgment as noonday.
But it doesn't mean that everything will come easy. We
are not to run from every battle and expect God to
give us everything with a silver spoon.

I heard a very interesting statement. We are not to
ask God so much as to give us strength for the battle,
because many times we are to get strength from the
battle. So, whenever you feel like giving up, remember
that the strength is from the battle. If you commit
your ways to God and trust Him, don't worry, you're
not fighting it alone. God is with you and He has
promised that He shall bring it to pass.

2. New prayer requests:
i. I need deliverance from Anger! -- guest

ii. Pray that God will bring me & partner together to
fulfill God's purpose! -- guest

iii. Please Pray for Grandmother(Oma West)! -- guest

iv. Pray for my father -- anna

v. URGENT - last stage of divorce -- guest

vi. Lost Notebook -- guest

vii. suicidal -- guest

3. Number of prayer warriors: 688
We welcome oil of joy, claire, bethany, dmrowland,
dkvarner, scooter6328, pippy, sandiim1, kdj0711,
kimblessed, amhar1, rm, ljac834673 and martybutts into
our prayer group.

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in Christ,
Wai Hun 
Saturday, February 17, 2001 10:17:08 AM   waihun
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