Prayer Email archive:
(09/15/2000) not how I look
|Hello prayer warriors,
1. Prayer note: not how I look
[1 Samuel 6:7]
But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his
countenance, or on the height of his stature; because
I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man
seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but
the Lord looketh on the heart.
The people chose Saul because they looked at outer
appearance. They wanted a man who was taller than the
others. Perhaps Saul looked like king material
outwardly, but God chose David because he was king
Many times we are still like these people in the bible
who look at outward appearance. We may choose our life
partners based on outward appearance. We may judge
people by the way they dress or the car they drive or
the house they live in.
We may even try to dress up and live an expensive
lifestyle that we find difficult to maintain because
we think that that is how we are to measure success.
This is an interesting saying:
People buy things they really don't need with the
money they don't have; to impress people they don't
Thank God that He doesn't think the way we do and He
looks at the heart ... God goes for substance. He has
given us substance too.
It is not how I look but what I am in Christ.
He has given us a Godly inheritance so that we can be
secure in who we are. We know God's promises for us
and we do not have to envy others for their
prosperity, their health or their blessings because we
know God has given us all of these. It is up to us to
appropriate these blessings into our lives and God has
His perfect timing for everything.
He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also
he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man
can find out the work that God maketh from the
beginning to the end.
Success is not how I look but what I am in Christ.
Recognize that, know that and live that!
2. New prayer requests:
i. Family in need -- edkingsley
My friend Donnie & his wife are facing possible
divorce. They've been married 15yrs & have an 8 year
old son. Donnie is trying to save the marriage, but
the wife is bent on leaving it all behind...PLEASE
ii. Pray for me and my two sons -- guest
I am requesting prayer for myself,(Amanda)-my two sons
Jimbo-15, Victor-12. I have been a single parent for
11 years. I was married to my children’s father for 15
years-separated for 11 years. He divorced me in March
2000-our divorce will be final September 28, 2000.
This separation & divorce has affected my children
greatly-their father refuses to see them or
acknowledge them as March 2000. He has abandoned his
sons-because he does not want to pay child support. I
feel so much pain because of this. My sons hurt
inside, they desire to see their father, but the enemy
has a stronghold on his mind & he will not give in. I
would like prayer- so that God may touch his heart &
change his mind, to have a need or desire to see his
sons. They need him, but they also realize that God is
on our side. I also need emotional healing- I often
have crying spells & on occasions I become depressed.
I desire that my children become great men of God, to
live a life for Christ. Pray for us-we need a
miracle!! God has revealed himself to me on many
occasions- I trust him with all my heart & soul.
iii. I think I am freaking out -- woodchuck
Hi. I was hoping that you would be able to give me
some insights as to what to do about a lot of things.
I have been a Christian now for about 2 years, & I
have had a real passion to live a good christian life
and to know Christ intimately. However, just recently
i find it hard to hear His voice,feel His presence, to
know what is next in my christian walk, or even feel
the desire to continue. I have been going through a
seperation with my husband for about two months now,
he has been on drugs for a long time & is extremely
troubled. Part of the reason why I came to be with the
Lord is that I wanted Him to restore my husband & our
family, & I thought that I have received many visions
from the Lord confirming that we would be restored.
But things have happened lately that make me question
whether it really was the Lord or whether I just made
it up in my head because I wanted it so bad. A lot of
things have happened that makes this situation seem
very impossible. Am I the only one who finds it hard
to stand on the promises of God sometimes? Also, if I
have wavered, does it mean that the promise now wont
come to pass? Have I blown it? It is so weird to me,
because I know for sure that the Lord exists, but
still I get this feeling sometimes. I find it hard to
write this because I feel like I am whining over
little stuff, & also I feel like I don't deserve to
even ask for prayer because I don't think I have
contributed enough in service to others, but this
thing really has me thrown for a loop. I want to stay
with Jesus all my life, but just staying alive & sane
seems to be all I can do right now.
iv. Coming to the U.S. -- guest
I have a very good friend from South Korea. He came
here a year ago to do some summer mission work. Now he
is wanting to come back to the U.S. to get his major
in English. We are praying that he will be able to
attend a good Christian College to get his major in
English. Please pray with us; that this might part of
God's will for his life.
3. Number of prayer warriors: 416
We welcome julianne, calico, keitha78, mechee, gmles
and 0216 into our prayer group.
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|Friday, September 15, 2000 12:46:06 AM waihun|