Prayer Email archive:
(09/28/2000) understanding your calling
|Hello prayer warriors,
1. Prayer note: understanding your calling
[1 Samuel 13:11-14]
11 And Samuel said, What hast thou done? And Saul
said, Because I saw that the people were scattered
from me, and that thou camest not within the days
appointed, and that the Philistines gathered
themselves together at Michmash;
12 Therefore said I, The Philistines will come down
now upon me to Gilgal, and I have not made
supplication unto the Lord: I forced myself therefore,
and offered a burnt offering.
13 And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly:
thou hast not kept the commandment of the Lord thy
God, which he commanded thee: for now would the Lord
have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever.
14 But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the Lord
hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the
Lord hath commanded him to be captain over his people,
because thou hast not kept that which the Lord
Many times I have wondered what God's calling is for
me and why am I struggling in my job day in and day
out. There must be something better for me to do.
There are so many things to do in God's kingdom and
here I am in the rat-race. One day, I will get to go
into a ministry full time and serve the Lord.
Saul's kingdom was taken away from him because he did
not understand his calling. God had called him to be a
king and not to be a priest. And due to pressure, he
took on the job of a priest. The first thing Samuel
asked him is "What have you done?" "You have not done
what the Lord has commanded to be a captain over the
people and you have not kept your calling."
King Uzziah [2 Chronicles 26:18-23] became a leper
when he insisted that he wanted to burn incense even
when 48 priests tried to stop him. There are other
examples in the bible when people went out of their
calling and started to do something else other than
what God has called them into.
And hath made us kings and priests unto God ...
God has made us kings and priests unto Him. It is a
divine appointment. Do you know your calling?
I just heard Charles Nieman's message on this. The
priests primary responsibility from the Old Testament
times to the new Testament times has been to provide
vision for the kingdom of God. The kings'
responsibility is to provide provision for the vision.
If you are a king, God has placed you in that position
to make money and bring resources for the extension of
God's kingdom. That is your life's calling. That is
what God wants you to do. If you are a priest, God has
placed you there to get the vision from God and plant
that vision into the people. Both priests and kings
need to work together for the good of the kingdom.
Find out what is your calling and run with it.
One tip: if you are not in full time ministry now, you
are currently a king and your responsibility is to go
into the marketplace (the battlefield) and bring in
the resources for the fulfillment of God's vision.
2. New prayer requests:
i. Judy & Tabitha -- bina
Judy, 49, has recently been diagnosed with brain
cancer she isn't undergoing treatment as of yet.
Tumors in her head are worse on the left side however
there are several on the right & in the back & they
are deep in the brain which means they are inoperable
(by surgeons on this earth). God has all power & can
heal without the help of anyone. Judy is a christian!
Tabitha, 16, goes for her second radiation treatment
of her cancer. (waihun: read Judy's update on the
ii. pray for friend's mother -- abrown
i have a friend, this guy whom i am interested in, who
has a lot of potential in my life. God fearing &
church going. he informed me that a bee stung his
mother & caused her sugar & blood pressure to rise &
the doctors expect her to go into a diabetic coma.
please pray for her fast recovery & pray for my
strength to help him through this.
iii. Tony & other family -- pamela
Tony,41 is my husband & he isn't a christian.I really
believe with all my heart that the Lord is dealing
with him!I would appreciate any & all prayer requests
for him! Paul, which is my dad & his wife Doris aren't
christians either! Please pray really hard for them. I
also need your prayers! I am a christian, Praise God
but I also need you to pray for the Lord to give me
strength & understanding! I want to be a good
christian light unto everyone!
iv. Healing for my mother -- crjstl
Just found out my mom has pneumonia & severe anemia &
has been given doctor's orders to stay home from work
for at least a week, & to start eating better to build
her system back up. Please pray that 1) she would be
diligent in eating properly & resting herself 2) the
Great Physician will heal her in His perfect time so
that she has the strength to go back to work. Thanks
to those of you who have been praying for my stepmom
(kidney infection & ovarian cyst) -- I have not heard
from her but trust that the Lord is healing her.
3. Prayer update:
i. Continue to pray for Ephlee -- waihun
Continue to pray for complete healing from gout.
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|Thursday, September 28, 2000 11:21:07 AM waihun|