Prayer Email archive:
(08/15/2000) principle of saving
|Hello prayer warriors,
1. Prayer note: principle of saving
There is treasure to be desired & oil in the dwelling
of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up. (KJV)
The Living Bible says:
The wise man saves for the future, but the foolish man
spends whatever he gets. (TLB)
One of the principles for enduring prosperity in the
bible is saving. I was reading a book by Dr. John Lim
and he also touched on this subject.
The reason why there is treasure and oil in the
dwelling of the wise is because they do not spend all
they earn. If we consistently spend all that we earn
(and some of us even spend what we haven't earned
through our credit card), we are considered foolish.
And if God were to prosper us, that prosperity might
destroy us if we are foolish with our money.
For the turning away of the simple shall slay them,
and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
Some people believe that we should save for a rainy
day. But we should not be saving money because we are
waiting for that rainy day because we attract what we
fear most. We are to trust in the Lord. If we are
already in huge debt, saving will not rebuke the
devourer for us, we know it is our tithing and giving
that rebukes the devourer and reverses the financial
situation [Malachi 3:10-12].
We save so that we can put our money to work for us.
We can invest our money wisely into a business, into
mutual funds or in other areas and our savings enable
us to give more to God. It enables us to give at a
higher level, to give big and to receive a bigger
financial breakthrough. If you are in financial
difficulty now, save so that you can ... (I'm going to
use Dr. John Lim's words here ... )
BELIEVE BIG, SOW BIG and GIVE BIG!
2. New prayer requests:
i. marriage & children -- april1758
Please pray for my marriage, & for us to teach our
children God's way. I also pray for God to keep them
safe. That my daughter will learn to put God first in
her life. & let God lead her in her relationships.
ii. drug abuse -- april1758
unspoken person, but please pray this person will be
released from this hold the devil has on this person.
iii. Pray for spiritul discernment & for God to stir
up the gifts and to teach me -- guest
I need to be rooted and grounded in the word of God
and allow the Holy Spirit to have full control.
iv. For God to have grace & meet all the needs
financially to move into new place -- guest
Sharing a place with a friend. Need financial help for
rent deposit, turn on lights and gas.
v. salvation & deliverance for family -- godproperty
My family members has been on drugs for the past ten
years. It started out with marijuana then when crack
cocaine came out it took a toll on my family. Pray
that they will recongnize the tricks of the devil.
This satisfaction they are trying to achieve by doing
drugs can only come through God's Love and Grace. They
know who Jesus is but will not accept him as their
Lord and Savior. Satan have them in bondage for their
souls. Pray that the strong hold be broken & they have
faith keeping deliverance through the Holy Spirit.
3. Prayer update:
i. Prayer request update -- abrown
I want to thank all those who prayed for me in my time
of need. I had a laprosopic operation to remove an
ectopic pregnancy & everything went well. After a week
I am back at work & feeling fine. Thanks to God
almighty & thanks to my brothers & sisters in Christ.
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