Prayer Email archive:
(03/23/2001) not who has left
|Hello prayer warriors,
1. Prayer note: not who has left
I've been talking about perspective. It is important
for us to always want to see the big picture and to
major on the right things in our lives. First thing I
talked about was majoring on what we have and not on
what we do not have. Next is majoring on God's will
and not on our will.
Now, I'm going to address another important issue
which I think affects many of us. We need to major on
who is with us and not on who has left us. Most of the
time, we are hurt because of relationships. Everyone
has their own will. We are to be able to grow and
learn to discern and become better judge of characters
through time. Sometimes, things don't work out and
people leave us. Many times, we have no control over
these. What should we do?
Jesus gave His disciples the best advice on these.
And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your
words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake
off the dust of your feet.
The disciples were going around telling the good news.
There were people who rejected them. What happened if
they had focussed on those who rejected them? They
wouldn't have been able to continue the journey that
the Lord has commanded them to do.
The same with Jesus. On the night He was betrayed, He
[1 Corinthians 11:23-24]
23 For I have received of the Lord that which also
I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus the same
night in which he was betrayed took bread:
24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and
said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for
you: this do in remembrance of me.
He knew that Judas, someone whom He loved and lived
with, was going to betray Him. Many times it is the
people whom we are closest to who will hurt us the
most. Yet, Jesus broke bread and was ready to go to
the Cross. Why did He do that? Because He majored on
the rest of the disciples who were with Him and not on
the one Judas who was going to leave Him. He probably
also majored on you and me and not on those people who
shouted "Crucify Him, Crucify Him". He also saw it in
His heart to forgive them and to move on.
We need to learn to shake the dust off our feet and
move on. For everyone who leaves you, think about
another who is with you. If you are to major on
anything in your life, major on those who are with
you. Don't spend a large portion of your life majoring
on the wrong things and replaying thoughts or
indulging in self-pity. If you major on those who have
left you, you are going to MISS OUT on your life. It
is your life which Christ has redeemed with His blood.
You have been bought with a price. Don't throw it all
away for anyone.
What if you think you just can't? You can't shake the
dust off and you can't move on. You CAN. All you need
to do is to want it and believe it.
For as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
If you want it, you can ask God for the grace. He is
the One who provides the supernatural enabling (grace)
for us to overcome because He has already overcome.
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye
might have peace. In the world ye shall have
tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the
But we need to want it and surrender our will. Then,
we've got to stop doing bad things to ourselves and
start wanting to do good things to ourselves. The
playground of the enemy is in our minds. Reject
destructive thoughts and start meditating on God's
Words, on positive thoughts and on all the promises of
Think of how to make your life better. If not for
others who are with you, do it for yourself. Because
ultimately, the One who is with you ALWAYS is Jesus.
If we stop focussing on self, we can focus on Him and
on what He has given us and be thankful for all the
people who are with us now and ask God to help us live
constructive lives that will impact others positively.
My pastor always tells us this and I like it a lot.
I'll share it with you and you have to confess this
and mean it. Here's the CONFESSION. Look at yourself
in the mirror daily and confess the following:
I AM DEEPLY LOVED, HIGHLY FAVOURED and GREATLY
2. New prayer requests:
i. Prayer for My friend's Mother -- gabbi
ii. my sister's pregnacy and the baby -- aschnadelbach
iii. keep my daughter safe -- baumbush3
iv. I feel like giving up -- guest
v. pray for all the servants of God -- ephlee
vi. heal the pain -- guest
vii. Pray for my son -- guest
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We welcome chinoynu, icelady, ricalmar, rdaugherty,
hal bryant, fjp111, rev_mike_95969, skisaac and
lynnyette2 into our prayer group.
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