Prayer Burdens & Weekly Pursuit – Week 5 of March

Prayer Burdens:

 

Azerbaijan
Pray for proper channels for the distribution of the ministry books.

 

Bangladesh
Pray for the literature work and for more educated saints to have the willingness to take part in the translation work.

 

Bhutan
Pray for the saints to stand firm for the Lord, grow in life and gain more people.

 

India
Pray for the Chennai Building Project, that the Lord can release all the finances needed through the offerings of the saints in resurrection for the building up of the Body of Christ.

 

Myanmar
Pray for the translation of CWWL and CWWN.

 

Weekly Pursuit:

 

Verses:

Deut. 30:19 “I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore choose life that you and your seed may live.”

 

Excerpts:

A Christian can live on earth according to two different principles. Many people only have the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in their lives. Other people have the tree of life in their lives. Some have both trees. The Word of God tells us, however, that he who eats of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil shall surely die, while he who eats of the tree of life shall live.

 

Christianity is life, not a matter of asking whether something is right or wrong [but] of checking with the life inside us whenever we do something. What does the new life which God has given us tell us inwardly about this matter? What does our inner life say? If the life is strong and active within us, we can do this; if the life is cold and retreating within us, we should not. Our principle for living is inward instead of outward. The standard of Christian living does not only deal with evil things but also with good and right things. Many matters are right according to human standards, but the divine standard pronounces them wrong because they lack the divine life. Decisions should be made according to God’s life as it rises up or recedes within us. Do we feel joyful inwardly about this matter? Do we have spiritual happiness and peace? These are the matters that decide our spiritual path. (CWWN,
vol. 56, “Two Principles of Living”)