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        (03/04/2001) while waiting
Hello prayer warriors,

1. Prayer note: while waiting

[Ecclesiastes 11:1]
Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it
after many days.

Another reason why we want to give up is because we
have waited for so long for God's revealed will or
spoken word to come to pass and until now, we have not
even begun to seen anything happen yet.

A brother told me today that Christians are abnormal
people. He is right. Normal people act on sight, we
have to act on faith.

[2 Cor 4:18]
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at
the things which are not seen: for the things which
are seen are temporal; but the things which are not
seen are eternal.

A wonderful revelation here is that what is seen is
subject to change. And our trust is not on what we
see, but on the Word of God and on what God tells us.

The scripture in Ecclesiastes above tells us that we
have to cast our bread upon the waters and we will
find it after MANY days. There is a SEASON between
sowing and reaping. If you are reaping a great harvest
today, it may not be because of things that you have
done yesterday, but it is probably because of seeds
that you have sown some time ago.

So, we need to continue to sow and to believe. If we
want our breakthrough to come and for God's word to
come to pass in our lives, we need to sow faith.

[Hebrews 11:1]
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the
evidence of things not seen.

Do you have the evidence of what you are hoping for in
your heart? That is called "faith". Faith is the seed
that you sow for what you are hoping for.

We reap what we sow. If you sow an apple, you will get
an apple. If you sow an orange, you will get an
orange. If we sow unbelief, how can we expect our
breakthrough and our miracle to spring forth?

[Matthew 13:57-58]
57 And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to
them, "Only in his hometown and in his own house is a
prophet without honor."
58 And he did not do many miracles there because of
their lack of faith. (NIV)

Jesus could not do much in His hometown because of
unbelief and because of lack of faith. The same
principle applies to our lives and to our hearts. We
need to come to a place and to a position where we can
receive the fulfillment of God's promises. Joseph
waited many years for the fulfillment of his dream
which he received from God at a young age. He could
have just not believed any more in God's promises and
given up but he didn't. Joseph lived to fulfill his
dream because he did not give up and he kept his faith

God's Word never fails. It is only us who can fail Him
when we fail to wait for the breakthrough and give up.

[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)

To conclude, what do we do while waiting? Trust and
hope with positive expectation and cast away unbelief.
Continue to sow. In other words, wait in faith.

2. New prayer requests:
i. Pray for my ex-husband -- guest

ii. Trouble at work -- guest

iii. Prayers for a Daughter -- gmles

iv. protect from homelessness -- guest

v. A Fresh Anointing! -- guest

vi. pray for my daughter -- guest

vii. changing my life & understanding -- bernadean

3. Prayer update:
i. Praise Report for my father -- anna
Thank you very much for your prayers. My father just
had surgery yesterday, he is in pain, but doing quite
well. I believe that GOD has heard all our prayers &
has healed him, HE is restoring my father's health as
we pray to HIM. Please continue to pray for us.

4. Number of prayer warriors: 712
We welcome cscott4560, rcrozelle, ambassador,
cortez60, lilly, mcs55, samp49, pilgrim, mrpiggee,
kaitairider, patty29, pmc, bobcol and mc67 into our
prayer group.

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in Christ, 
Sunday, March 04, 2001 11:13:28 AM   waihun

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