Day 9-Mark 4

Meditation 1:

Where the word of God is sown, it is heard by those who are willing to listen.

While reading Mark 4, I felt a calling to serve the saints at a local church in our area. Knowing our situation (mine and my husband’s personality), I prayed that if God wishes to start this work, let my husband be the first to suggest serving at the local church.

This afternoon, while listening to Pastor Rick Warren’s ‘The Purpose Driven Life’ audio file, which I listen to daily, I came across Chapter 29 about serving the saints. Encountering this message twice in one day, I felt it was more than a coincidence.

Meditation 2:

As my back pain returned, I believed in the words I recently heard, “If I abide in God, I can do the works Jesus did.” I laid hands on my back and declared with these sentences: “By the power of Jesus’ blood, Satan, leave my back,” and “Now, as a child of God by the grace of Jesus’ blood, I declare you cannot dwell in me.” With these declarations, I chose to focus on the Lord’s works without doubt. All believers in Christ can directly worship and fellowship with God through the Holy Spirit in Christ. Hence, today, I prayed directly for healing from my physical pain.


1. Normally, my back pain would persist before gradually getting better, but the next morning, I felt the pain had lessened. For the past two years, I’ve had biennial back pain episodes, each lasting about six weeks. This time, however, the pain subsided quickly, for which I am grateful. (Done)

2. We began praying for a suitable home to live in, priced between $150,000-$160,000, with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, suitable for inviting the saints.

– Originally, we planned to rent our current home for a year and then move to a place with a monthly rent of $900-$1000 in the second year. However, upon reconsideration, if a down payment is possible, buying a small house might be a better way to save money. If planning to pay a monthly rent of $1000, with a down payment, one can live in a house worth about $1400 a month.

– If we can arrange a down payment for a house priced around $150,000-$160,000, we could save some of the $575 monthly amount we currently pay for our condo. Regarding this, let’s discuss the following two options for buying a house with my husband:

1) House Buying Option: If we buy a pre-built house priced at $150,000-$160,000, we plan to live in it and then sell it after 7-8 years.

2) House Buying Option: If we buy a newly offered house, we can expect a profit from its sale after 7-8 years.

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