My Prayer for Building Ministry – Guann Hwang – 2010-12-05

My Prayer for Building Ministry – Guann Hwang – 2010-12-05

Since the inception of church’s building ministry, like many brothers and sisters of Chinese Bible Church of San Diego (CBCSD), I began faithfully to pray for this grand ministry.  Among other things with different aspects in my prayers, I like to pray for the offerings of building funds to more so for building our spiritual temples in our own hearts in addition to praying specifically for building committee members and work, Ron Parker, strawberry grower, historical house incident, and multiple use permit application.  In all these prayer lists four aspects stand out as my personal conviction and burdens:

(1)  Pray for God’s granting us prayerful spirit: asking the Holy Spirit entering in the heart of each of every brother or sister to help us pray for the building ministry often.  I have personally experienced that praying can change our hearts and may enable us the power of wisdom – during some over ten short years of life as His disciple I have been awed by so many times of moments of “tide change” and “unexpected gifts” of wisdom, which were not possible to achieve by ourselves alone.  May all our brothers and sisters trust in the guidance of Holy Spirit, always praying for building ministry, seeking for His wisdom to remove doubt from our hearts so we too may become worriers of building ministry.

(2)  Pray for God’s granting us prayerful spirit: asking the Holy Spirit entering in the heart of each of every brother or sister to help us becoming a victorious Christian.  God calls for victorious people and promised to reward them as in scripture: “The one who is victorious I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will they leave it.” Revelation 3:12a.  What does He really want us to overcome?  In my opinion, it is indeed the “old myself,” disallowing God’s love and trust; casting doubt and reservations about building ministry.  This is exactly what I need to overcome.  I believe all brothers and sisters have the needs to overcome their distrusting hearts in themselves and become victorious people in God’s kingdom.

(3)  Pray for God’s granting us prayerful spirit: asking the Holy Spirit entering in the heart of each of every brother or sister to help build a unified body of church.  What a marvelous display, I often wonder, that there is one and only heart of praising coming from the work of Holy Spirit that moves and changes thousands of thousands hearts with so various backgrounds, cultures, and characteristics of so many peoples in the world.  Similarly as for the building ministry some brothers and sisters walk ahead and others are behind.  I see the strength of quick minds from the people walking ahead while admiring the cautious deeds of the brothers and sisters following behind.  There is no right or wrong, but two perspectives God would like us to enjoy two ways of pleasing Him.  Let the Holy Spirit freely flow and guide us to transform all into a power of building not hindering His works, as the Christ is the ultimate foundation of a unified body of church.

(4)  Pray for God’s granting us prayerful spirit: asking the Holy Spirit entering in the heart of each of every brother or sister to help us to glorify Him.  To build a new building is not for us, not for church, but for glorifying our all mighty God.  In ancient days the Lord guided the people of Israel crossing the wildness using the pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night.  This indeed signified that God’s Glory is where His leading is.  Having the building ministry is to glorify Him.  When we pray for the building ministry with a unified heart and victorious spirit together, I believe, it pleases God and His glory is greatly magnified.

“What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us.” 1 Corinthians 2:12

Brothers and sisters, I will continue to pray for building ministry as I am moved to, and also pray for God’s power to change our hearts to meet greater needs of His kingdom in the name of His glory.