Faith Messages to build your faith

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

#5 Personality in Prayer



   Samuel Chadwick: It is not other people's prayers that make a man of prayer. All true prayer that prevails, is personal, intimate, and original.

   Hannah protested that she had poured out her soul to God. That is prayer, and yet it is not the whole of prayer. Receptivity is as real a part of prayer as expression. (Google image, Hannah, praying)

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Christ invites Us to Draw Near


Rich Carmicheal: Who our Lord Jesus Christ is, and because of what He is able to do, we can fully expect our fellowship with Him to impact our lives and ministries dramatically! 

   For example, consider the following needs and the truths embedded in the accompanying Scriptures: (Google image, Read the Bible!)

Thursday, January 17, 2019

#4 Learning to Pray



   Samuel Chadwick: Can prayer be learned? Is it not of the very soul of prayer that it shall be in the freedom of the Spirit?

   John the Baptist gave his disciples a form of prayer, and so the disciples of Jesus asked to be taught to pray (Luke 11:1). (There were not many things they asked him to do for them, and when they did they were usually wrong.) (Google image, Learning to pray)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

#3 The Way God Answers Prayer



   Samuel Chadwick- God answers joyously. There is a ring of exultation in the words He speaks to Ananias, like the joyous ring of our Lord's parables of the Lost Sheep, the Lost Coin, and the Lost Son.

   Rejoice with me! "Behold, he prayeth!" There is joy in the heart of God the Father when His lost children begin to pray. He answers like the God He is. (Google image, The obedience of Ananias)

Saturday, January 12, 2019

What is Sanctified Living?


Jean Oathout: What one thinks about sanctified living may cause them to have different opinions than others near them, even in their church. Read the following from an earlier post on sanctification:

  When someone hears the Word concerning Christ's sacrifice for their sins on the Cross, some 2,000 years ago, and they believe it's for them, their acceptance of His provision for them seals their future with Him in glory. (Google image, Man reading the Bible)

Thursday, January 10, 2019

#2 What God Thinks About Prayer



   

Samuel Chadwick- The thoughts of God are not as man's thoughts, neither are His ways as man's ways. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are God's ways higher than man's ways and His thoughts than man's thoughts (see Isa. 55:8-9).


   God has made known His thoughts and His ways in the revelation of His Word and in the Person of His Son. The medium of the revelation is experience, and the occasion is in the events of life in individuals and in history. (Google image, To You, O LORD I offer my prayer)

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

#1 The Sign of Prayer


Samuel Chadwick- All religions pray. God and prayer are inseparable. Belief in God and belief in prayer are elemental and intuitive.

   The ideas my be crude and cruel in primitive and pagan peoples, but they belong to the universal intuitions of the human race. (Google image, Girl praying God's way)