Prayer Email archive:
(10/18/2000) the right perspective
|Hello prayer warriors,
1. Prayer note: the right perspective
14 I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be
for ever: nothing can be put (added) to it, nor any
thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should
fear (revere and worship) before him.
15 That which hath been is now; and that which is
to be hath already been; and God requireth that which
How many of us have this sense of escapism, wishing
that our past has not happened? This is an interesting
revelation then, that God requires that which is past.
Our lives and our character are shaped by our past.
Without our past, we would be like little kids with no
knowledge and no foundation. An oak tree has to
weather more storms than a small plant. We have to
decide whether we want to be an oak tree or a small
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our
faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured
the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the
right hand of the throne of God.
Jesus had the right perspective when He endured the
cross because He saw what was ahead. Are we looking
back at our lives now with the right perspective and
rejoice because we see the good that God is doing in
our lives or are we going to look back with the wrong
perspective never acknowledging that God requires that
which was past?
Joseph had the right perspective when he met his
brothers who betrayed him and sold him into slavery.
He said in [Gen 50:20] "You intended to harm me, but
God intended it for good to accomplish what is now
being done, the saving of many lives." (NIV)
Now, if only we had the right perspective, we will
look at our lives at a very different light. We will
learn to rejoice at what God is allowing to happen in
our lives because God requires that which is past.
2. New prayer requests:
i. dying family -- backtohim
my brother who is dying of cancer & my Dad who is very
ii. pray for increase or promotion -- guest
They are currently in the decision making process, as
I type this request in regards to giving a pay
increase/promotion. It has been three years since I
have had an increase. I am claiming the Victory!! I
know God will reign in my favor.
iii. my church is in need of revival -- guest
I have been a member of my church for more than 2
years. When our praise service is initiated, only 2 or
3 people are participating & worshipping God. This
disturbs my soul. Pray for my church that God will
release his anointing in a tremendous way & evoke the
saints with the Holy Spirit. For those who are
searching for, let them find God. We need a special
blessing from the Lord, something beyond the
imagination. We are in need of the Lords refreshing,
We need Revival.
iv. to turn a test into testimony -- jimandgingerda
(waihun: a long story.. more on site, excerpt below)
I moved 665 miles away from my family, my church &
most of our friends. Trying to make it work here, I
have been to a few churches but have not found one
that is like my church home. I go and sit and think it
boring and try another church again next week. My
husband took a pay cut that has in turn hit us hard.
and I've told no one that we have lost our car as a
result.And bounced our rent check twice. I have taken
up baby sitting for extra cash. I try to keep it
together and read my bible but it gets hard.
I miss going to church. I need that boost that it
gives me, I miss that feeling. Pray for my family.
This week my husband will turn in a resume to another
company please pray for him.
3. Prayer update:
i. very very urgent -- elvina8
pray for my Niece Nisha again. She developed the pain
again last night & again is in an unstable condition.
Pray for her in an urgent way. Doctors cannot
understand why she is developing this pain.
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|Wednesday, October 18, 2000 12:38:12 AM waihun|
changed on Wednesday, October 18, 2000 12:42:06 AM