Prayer Email archive:
(04/13/2001) the single eye
|Hello prayer warriors,
1. Prayer note: the single eye
I said that true change was effortless in the last
email. Sometimes we try so much to change our
conditions, our circumstances, our habits and fail.
What we don't realise is that we have to change our
mind first. Then, come to God and ask Him for His
strength, to exchange His strength with ours. That is
when true change becomes effortless.
What do we need to do after God has effected a
supernatural change in us? We are no longer defeated
by a habitual sin or a depression. Suddenly, we see
the light. It was a change of mind and a change of
heart that God effected in us.
34 The light of the body is the eye: therefore when
thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of
light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is
full of darkness.
35 Take heed therefore that the light which is in
thee be not darkness.
36 If thy whole body therefore be full of light,
having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light,
as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee
We need to protect that light and that change that God
has given us. We need to maintain it. How do we
maintain it and the blessings that God has given us?
By making sure that we continue to see things and
situations in our lives with a positive light. The
light of the body is the eye. We possess what we see.
Joshua and Caleb finally possessed the promised land.
The other ten spies never got to see these promises
fulfilled in their lives because they had an evil eye.
They saw the situation in a negative light. Joshua and
Caleb's eyes were single and focussed on God's Word.
You possess what you see through your mind's eye.
Even if you are freed from depression, sometimes
events might happen that might trigger a thought. We
need to reject that thought and bring that thought
captive into obedience to the Word of God. We need to
protect that light by refusing any form of darkness in
our lives. We need to reject that darkness and even
flee from that darkness that once got us trapped. If
we allow the negative thoughts to come in and dwell on
them, we will possess the fruits of it. If we continue
to see through the eyes of faith, we will reap what we
see through our mind's eye.
[2 Corinthians 10:3-6]
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war
after the flesh:
4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but
mighty through God to the pulling down of strong
5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing
that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and
bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience
You want to know what the revelation is? The
strongholds are in our minds. What God has freed us
from was the stronghold in our minds.
Now, why should we allow negative thoughts to come in
and make us captive again? Instead, we are to bring
every thought into captivity to the obedience of
Christ. We are to discipline our minds to see things
and events in our lives in a positive light and in the
right perspective. That is how we can maintain
positive change in our lives. Always have a bountiful
eye, and make sure that our eye is single. Always see
things and situations in your life through the eyes of
faith, always looking toward the promises of God and
rejecting the evil eye of disbelief and doubt.
2. New prayer requests:
i. Pray for me -- hzchild
ii. Immediate Prayer Needed -- ybeerens
iii. My family -- guest
iv. husband needs urgent prayer to bring healing to
stomach & intestines -- guest
v. In need of prayer -- pbeyes
vi. pray for me -- waihun
vii. mother-in-law with cancer -- wwjd_emt
viii. Easter play -- wwjd_emt
3. Prayer update:
i. Praise report! -- guest
I would like to thank all the prayer warriors who
prayed for me! Concerning my job status, it has
changed from temporary to permanent full time with
benefits! God is Good All the Time!
4. Number of prayer warriors: 779
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|Friday, April 13, 2001 7:23:30 AM waihun|