Please remember that RZIM Connect is a public website available to anyone. Any prayer requests you mention could easily be found and read by your employer, family members, and/or friends. Therefore, please be especially careful and respectful in how you mention prayer requests for yourself or other people.
Don’t let the warning scare you off but may it just alert you to use good discretion in specifics mentioned in your posts.
If you didn’t read my post at the conclusion of last week’s thread “Philippians 3&4 Prayer”, please do. Not that it is profound but it touches on two points that we need to be aware of, I realize.
First, we list our prayer requests here weekly. Do you observe why we do? Do you not have people say or email you that you need to pray for such and such and you never hear a thing about the situation again? We need to know what is going on. So when nothing happens, we are required to post it again.
However, a factor that I don’t think we have been proficient at is updates.If the person or situation still needs prayer, we need to post it. But has anything changed? Have things gotten worse or is there an aspect that we need to hone in on that should be addressed?
As can now often be reflected in the post, the request is either still there- still the same or it is praise be to the Lord, I was blind but now I see! (Don’t I wish that the latter was more prevalent!) Is there anything in-between the two? This point dawned on me when a dear friend prayed for me and yes, I still have the problem, but in this case, I received light as how to attack it and I am doing so much better.
Which brings me to my second point and that is we need to post some encouragement. There are those of you in this group that do just that. We need more of it because this thread can seem like the slog thread - just some slaves dragging these heavy weights behind, ready to drop with no change in sight.
To post reality is necessary so no fluff is intended here. I only want to make prayer what it should be - encouraging because of what the Lord is doing. That’s why I have the “What Exactly is Prayer?” thread because I’m eager to go deeper with Jesus with this blessed tool we call prayer.
-Last week I Skyped with Jun in the Philippines. They are still getting earthquakes below their feet and all around them the enemy is flinging fiery darts. Please put on your armor and fight with me for this dear family in Mindanao.
-One of my sons, Jonathan, seems to be going nowhere fast. A daughter we are praying for, Kara, seems like Sisyphus: a legendary king of Corinth condemned eternally to repeatedly roll a heavy rock up a hill in Hades only to have it roll down again as it nears the top.
-Because I am feeling much better, I’m not going to let the matter slide but I feel that the Lord has more healing for me so that I can be used for the furtherance of His Kingdom. I am so grateful for my prayer partner!
Just a reminder: I believe in spiritual warfare but you know some who see a devil under every stone. Having said that, make sure you do not go into your day without the armor of God securely in place!