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        (11/01/2001) the blessing is not in the land
Hello prayer warriors,

1. Prayer note: the blessing is not in the land

[Deuteronomy 28:8]
The Lord shall command the blessing upon thee in thy
storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand
unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the
Lord thy God giveth thee.

There is a portion for us in our lives and a land that
God has given us. Sometimes, we find this land parched
and bare and we wonder where is the land that is
flowing with milk and honey.

Look beyond the land. When Abraham and Lot had to part
company, Abraham told Lot to choose his land. If Lot
went to the left, Abraham would go to the right.

[Genesis 13:9-10]
9 Is not the whole land before thee? separate
thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the
left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou
depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the
plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where,
before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as
the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as
thou comest unto Zoar.

Lot chose a land that was well watered and that looked
good. Abraham must have been left with the second

However, we must not forget that when God asked
Abraham to separate himself and make his journey into
the promised land flowing with milk and honey, the
blessing was not in the land but the blessing was with
the man.

Sometimes, God gives us a land that we do not think is
the best and we think we have gotten a bad bargain.
This is what happened when Lot parted company with

[Genesis 13:]
14 The LORD said to Abram after Lot had parted from
him, "Lift up your eyes from where you are and look
north and south, east and west.
15 All the land that you see I will give to you and
your offspring forever.
16 I will make your offspring like the dust of the
earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then
your offspring could be counted.
17 Go, walk through the length and breadth of the
land, for I am giving it to you."
18 So Abram moved his tents and went to live near the
great trees of Mamre at Hebron, where he built an
altar to the LORD.

Lift up your eyes and look beyond the natural. Look
beyond the land and see God's blessings even in the
place where you are. In the land that God has given
you, He will be able to bless you.

Even if your situation seems far from perfect and you
may not have all the finances, the education, the
family background, or the environment to succeed, it
is not the land that will bless you. It is God that
will bless you in the land that He has given you. All
we need to do is ask God for His perspective when we
look beyond that natural and see that God's blessings
is with us. His blessing is in the man and not in the

2. New prayer requests:
i. I'm Getting Married, pray for me & my spouse --

ii. Couple stebacks, NEED your PRAYERS. -- zipporah

iii. husband -- guest

iv. come out of adultery -- guest

v. My spiritual walk -- kevin

vi. Prayer group for church Pastor -- bighugs

vii. Made a mistake at work -- chacha

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Wai Hun 
Thursday, November 01, 2001 8:20:15 AM   waihun

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