Prayer Email archive:
(10/01/2000) from ownership to?
|Hello prayer warriors,
1. Prayer note: from ownership to?
[1 Chronicles 29:3-5]
3 Moreover, because I have set my affection to the
house of my God, I have of mine own proper good, of
gold and silver, which I have given to the house of my
God, over and above all that I have prepared for the
4 Even three thousand talents of gold, of the gold of
Ophir, and seven thousand talents of refined silver,
to overlay the walls of the houses withal:
5 The gold for things of gold, and the silver for
things of silver, and for all manner of work to be
made by the hands of artificers. And who then is
willing to consecrate his service this day unto the
In the beginning of this chapter, David told his men
that he has provided with all his might all the
provisions necessary to build the temple of God. Over
and above that, he has also set aside his private
treasure, worth probably another USD1.2 Billion.
Knowing that everything is already provided for, he
asked his chiefs, princes of tribes, captains and
rulers to place an offering for the temple.
If you know that the need has already been met, how
much would you give? Yet these men gave about another
USD1.8 Billion in offering for the temple of God.
Charles Nieman was saying that he cannot fathom who
these people were and why they gave so much when David
has already provided so much provision. David answered
this in his prayer when he offered the people's
offering to God.
[1 Chronicles 29:14]
But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be
able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all
things come of thee, and of thine own have we given
They knew that they were not owners but only stewards.
Everything in heaven and earth belongs to God.
As I grow older, I get more responsibilities. I have
to look after my bills, attend to my car, my
livelihood, etc. etc. A lot of which I hate to attend
to and sometimes I feel that all these things tend to
wear me down. But when I understand that I am not the
owner but only a steward of everything God has given
me, I look at my life at a different light. I have to
attend to everything that God has given me with a
spirit of excellence because I want to be a good and
faithful steward of my time, my money, my talent and
my resources. I am not just accountable to myself, I
am accountable to God.
Being a steward has its advantages. When you are the
owner, you are responsible for yourself. When you are
a steward, your Master is responsible for your
welfare. So, move from ownership to stewardship and do
not be afraid of giving to God because everything is
His in the first place.
2. New prayer requests:
i. Another prayer request -- pamela
I have anxiety & Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I am a
christian but I am so afraid of dying. I think about
death alot & it is like I just can't control these
thoughts, I am all the time thinking something is
wrong with me & I am gonna die! I know I shouldnt
think that way but it just seems so uncontrollable! I
really need your prayers, I feel like I am just going
crazy sometimes & I know I am driving my husband
crazy! I have prayed & prayed for God to take this
away from me but He hasn't yet. I know He CAN & he
WILL but I feel like I am not doing something right! I
need prayers for wisdom, understanding, & knowledge.
This fear is just trying to take over my life & I
can't take it anymore!
ii. another perfect job -- mosaic
Pray for my friend Marty & her husband. Their world
seems to be crashing down on them financially & they
need encouragement to get through it. Marty is also
searching for a better paying position.
iii. prayers for a fallen police officer -- gmles
Pray for family & friends of a young police officer
who was killed in a motorcycle accident yesterday. He
was only 29 years old & has a young daughter.
iv. prayer for Linda -- ilovecats
My daughter has always struggled in school & is now 9
years old & still reading at a beginning 2nd grade
level (7 years old). I've just finished talking with
the school regarding retention to the 3rd grade (which
has been done) However, they are a concerned after
testing her because over the summer she lost a whole
grade level in her reading level. They said, that it
is normal for a child to lose a little but not a whole
grade level, therefore they are going to be doing some
extensive testing to see how they can help her. Please
pray for her, also pray in the area of self esteem.
3. Prayer update:
i. Update on Kathie -- christiandeb
Pleased to tell you that Kathie is very much improved
& is now home from hospital. She is still taking
antibiotics, but baby & mother are now doing well.
ii. Praise report -- ilovecats
I thank all of you that have prayed for me & my
family. My husband got a job within less than a week
of my posting the prayer request. The hours work well
for him & enable him to still attend church during the
week & on weekends. Praise God for answering all your
prayers. That is not all. My husband was offered after
only 2 weeks a $1 raise (regardless of promotion) & a
possible promotion to be a billingual trainer if he
wants to be. I pray for direction in this decision.
iii. Update for Judy & Tabitha -- bina
PTL!! Thanks for the prayers, they are both doing well
in spirit & body, Praise Jesus! Judy goes to UK Med
Center (Kentucky) Sept. 28, for further testing on her
brain cancer~~let's pray God's will be done. Tabitha's
treatment went well, keep praying.. (more on the site)
4. Number of prayer warriors: 460
We welcome cdphelps, fking, dd, bigslikk50, snuzy,
glory, ann, nahum17, ausme and tvandemark1 into our
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