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(07/14/2002) God is great
|Hello prayer warriors,
1. Prayer note: God is great
I've recently been very busy with my music ministry
work in the church. Serving in the music ministry has
been very taxing on my time as I find myself having to
spend most of my free time practicing songs.
I'm not really an ultra-talented musician (at least
that is my view of myself) and maybe because of that I
may have to struggle more than some who may be born
oozing with musical talent. But God has taught me
through other areas of my life to be faithful in spite
of any hardships and to endure. The only way we can
stay in a ministry or in anything that God has given
us is to endure. One of the important things that the
farmer has to do in order to reap a harvest is to
endure. He has to wait for the crop to grow before he
can reap the benefits from the harvest. Endurance
therefore is a very important key towards many things
that we do.
God has given me some encouragement in this area of
endurance because whenever I want to give up, I am
reminded that one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit is
endurance. Why do we give up on anything that God has
given to us? Many times we want to give up because of
only one word: self.
We are easily discouraged when things don't go "our"
way. We are discouraged when we don't think we are
good enough or we are too good for a job. Timidity or
inferiority is also a sense of pride. And the middle
alphabet of the word "pride" is the word "I".
Inferiority complex and pride can rob us from entering
into God's promises for us in our lives in a certain
area. It is these emotions, when left unmanaged, that
cause us lose out of what God has in store for us when
we learn to give up more easily. It is easier to give
up than to endure. But endurance will bring a reward
because when we learn to endure in spite of ourselves,
we have to just reach out and rely on God. We shift
our focus from "I" to "Him".
The only way to shift our focus away from "I" is to
focus on "God". He is able. He is great. He is able to
bring all His plans for us to pass. When we are
discouraged, shift our vision away from ourselves and
set our eyes on Jesus. We will see our struggles and
our lives from a different light. God is able. God is
great and that matters more than if I am able or if I
am great. For when I am weak, then am I strong ...
[2 Corinthians 12:9-10]
9 And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for
thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.
Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my
infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon
10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in
reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in
distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then
am I strong.
2. Prayer requests:
i. Prayer for help -- guest
ii. I need someone in my life to help me -- guest
iii. I need prayer BADLY -- guest
iv. prayer for friend -- guest
v. Please pray -- reh
vi. need help -- guest
vii. marriage in trouble -- spikelee1969
viii. healing and depression -- jnarla
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|Sunday, July 14, 2002 8:47:16 PM waihun|
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