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        (08/10/2000) Wisdom while waiting
Hello prayer warriors,

1. Prayer note: wisdom while waiting

[Ecclesiastes 8:3]
Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an
evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him.

Sometimes we are hasty to make decisions and to run
after some things that pleases us, and we do not pause
to seek God's face. That was what happened to Joshua
in [Joshua 9:1-15]. The people of Gibeon wilfully
deceived Joshua.

[Joshua 9:4-6]
4 They did work wilily, and went and made as if
they had been ambassadors, and took old sacks upon
their asses, and wine bottles, old, and rent, and
bound up;
5 And old shoes and clouted upon their feet, and
old garments upon them; and all the bread of their
provision was dry and mouldy.
6 And they went to Joshua unto the camp at Gilgal,
and said unto him, and to the men of Israel, We be
come from a far country: now therefore make ye a
league with us.

When Joshua saw that the garments were old and the
bread was mouldy, he believed them and made a covenant
with them. He was deceived because He did not seek God
for this decision. We cannot afford to be hasty many
times in our lives because our hastiness can cost us a
lot of heartaches later on.

All wisdom belongs to God and He wants us to seek His
face especially in our finances. If we lack financial
blessing, seek His face, find out why, find out what
is the right thing to do next. Let Him guide us in the
decision for our job, for our business, for our
projects. Do not first make up our mind. God's ways
may be different from our ways.

[Joshua 9:14]
And the men took of their victuals, and asked not
counsel at the mouth of the Lord.

We talked in the last email about waiting on God for
strength for the breakthrough. Let us not just wait on
God for strength only, but wait on God for direction
as well. Do not be led by circumstances but be led by
the Spirit of God.

[Romans 8:14]
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are
the sons of God.

2. New prayer requests:
i. Pray for me -- semaj
thankyou , I am grateful to have found you . I am
struggling with the period of waiting in a season of
waiting & seeing others who prosper & question my self
& my worth please pray for me that God should reveal
what He would have me do & peace to all. Sean

ii. salvation for Jesse & Erik -- arita
My sons don't know the Lord & I strongly feel they are
in need of prayer for their salvation. They are both
in their early 20's & are really great guys so please
keep them in your prayers.

iii. success -- arita
I will be sitting for a certification that is
necessary for my work. Please keep me in prayer this
week as I study and work, & also this Friday as I take
the exams. The exams are quite costly & I would like
to succeed so that I don't have to take them again. I
am also having major surgery done on Aug. 23rd & would
like your prayers for a successful surgery & rapid
recovery. Many thanks, & may God Bless you.

iv. Martin -- guest
Please pray for my ex-boyfriend Martin. He was
extremely verbally, mentally, & emotionally abusive to
me... The problem... Well I have been feeling that if
he treated me this way that he is also treating others
this way. I had a dream the other night that someone
was reaching out to me (literally holding my hand)
when I awoke there was a man sitting on the edge of my
bed he resembled Martin but he had black hair and
Martin has strawberry blonde hair. The reason why I am
writing here is that I do intercessory prayer & I was
thinking maybe God was telling me to pray. I saw
Martin & he appeared distressed. I felt like I was
holding his hand. Several months ago I had a dream
that Martin had stated that he was going to commit
suicide. Several weeks later I discovered that it was
true! Please pray for Martin. I do forgive him that he
hurt me so much. I know that anybody that could hurt
someone as much as he hurt me has to be hurting
themselves. Even as I type this prayer request, I
myself am receiving healing. I still love Martin -- I
know that may sound sad to some. But I still do care
for him. Though I would never put myself into this
sort of relationship again. I do believe that I can
pray that God can heal him. Please join me in praying
for Martin. God Bless all of you as I choose to lift
up your needs as well. Believing that God will supply
all of your needs according to his riches and glory
through Christ Jesus. God's Handmaiden

3. Number of prayer warriors: 361
We welcome markstew1, mrdeeds, angel1260, young
crusader, c_magdy, falcon830, julie, wpooh214, vitrea,
novella abbott and nanlyn01 into our prayer group.

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in Christ,
Thursday, August 10, 2000 2:35:00 PM   waihun
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