Prayer Email archive:
(03/21/2001) not my will
|Hello prayer warriors,
1. Prayer note: not my will
I've been talking about perspective and about change.
Why is change important?
Imagine a plateau. There is no movement, there is no
change. Growth always require change. Sometimes we
seek comfort more than we seek growth. We think that
there is this place where we can stop growing and yet
not degenerate. What happens when a flower stops
growing, it withers. Sometimes we think that escapism
and seeking the middle-road is safe. It is NOT! We are
actually in very big danger of falling backwards.
Seeking comfort and wanting to escape many times is
not His Will but our will. We need to always seek His
Will. His Will promotes growth in our lives. If we
seek our will and we just want to do our own thing, we
might waste many years of our lives chasing a dream
that will not bear much fruit. Then, we will run to
Him and ask Him WHY... WHY has he allowed the locusts
to come and eat away at everything that we have been
trying to build. We must remember an important bible
principle here ...
Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain
that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the
watchman waketh but in vain.
Many times we know what God's will is for us because
we have the Holy Spirit leading us. We also know that
there is an alternative and His grace might still
prevail. The greatest victory ahead can only be won
when we walk in obedience. God can still cause great
things to happen even when we detour but we are the
ones who suffer the consequences of our detour. We
cannot undo things that happen to us if we choose to
"Abba, Father," he said, "everything is possible for
you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but
what you will."
When Jesus knew what was ahead of Him and what He had
to endure at the Cross, He also came to the Father.
His will at that moment was to escape the Cross and He
came to the Father. But look clearly at what Jesus
said ... "Not My will, but Your Will"
I believe Jesus went to the Cross because He had the
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our
faith; who for the JOY that was set BEFORE him endured
the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the
right hand of the throne of God.
He saw what was ahead. He saw the future ahead. He
trusted in the Father.
It should be the same with us. I sometimes look at my
present and the challenges ahead and many times I want
to escape. But then God spoke to me in His gentle way
and told me that His future and His plans for me are
so great. But I have to walk in His path. I have to
choose growth. I have to welcome change. And I have to
just trust and obey.
2. New prayer requests:
i. My boyfriend isn't a Christian, and we care for
each other deeply. -- guest
ii. Manifestation of God's glory -- guest
iii. Possible Layoffs! -- guest
iv. Pray for Roberta -- wazza
v. In need of Transportation -- guest
vi. big prayer request -- ambassador
vii. Please Help Me -- gmles
3. Number of prayer warriors: 743
We welcome paulie, candycaneg69, andrewjr, scali and
gmich72 into our prayer group.
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|Wednesday, March 21, 2001 8:43:51 AM waihun|