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Thursday, December 24, 2015

#2 God Has Answers for You

Wesley L. Duewel"Are you longing for power in prayer, the ability to get urgent and needed answers?

Do you feel deeply tested at times by the unexplained delay in answers to your prayers? Are you longing for the secret to answered prayer?

Prevailing prayer is prayer that obtains the answer sought. It overcomes delay, opposition, and unfavorable circumstances. It  often involves the Spirit's guidance in how you pray and His deepening of your desire for the answer to prayer.

It involves His specially empowering your prayer and strengthening your faith until you receive the answer from God.

Do you really know how to prevail in prayer, how to obtain difficult answers that you have long needed or desired? Is your prayer list effective in bringing blessing to others?

Are you satisfied with the answers you are receiving?

God wants your prayer life to be filled with petitions and intercessions for others and for the advance of His kingdom. He wants answers to such prayer to become your thrilling and frequent experience.

One of the great joys of prayer is securing wonderful answers that seem so long delayed and so humanly impossible.

God wants answers to your prayers to be frequent and blessed. He wants you to prove repeatedly the mighty power of prayer in your own experience.

He wants you to become not only a prayer veteran but also a constant victor in situations where the answers bring great glory to God and great consternation and defeat to Satan.

He wants you to experience frequently His prayer-answering power, His intensely personal concern and love to you, and the tremendously varied means available to His wisdom.

God is never perplexed or surprised, and never ultimately defeated. He desires you, through prayer, to share in bringing His will to pass on earth.

I invite you to join me in seeking God's answers to the tremendous needs you and I face. What are the keys that will unlock heaven's resources and release the prayer-answering power of God?

What further steps can you and I take to bring God's sovereign and irresistible power to bear?

Let us sit at the feet of God. Listen for His word. Let us turn to the lives of some of the heroes of our faith to see how they were able to see God's power released and God's answers made known.

Prayer is so vital to all of Christian life and to the advancement of Christ's kingdom that He desires all of us to be mighty in prayer, experienced in getting prayer answers, and undismayed by the most complex or longstanding needs.

Anything God has ever done in the past, He is able to duplicate or exceed. He is forever the same in wisdom, power, and love.

His overarching eternal plans are unchangeable, but in working out the details, He has ordained to work in cooperation with His praying, obeying children.

He adapts His working to your prayer and obedience. While He reserves the sovereign right to work independently, His normal plan is to work in cooperation with  and through the prayer and obedience of His own.

He has made it possible for you to prevail in prayer, and He is waiting now for you and me to prove the blessed possibilities and the glorious realities of prevailing prayer."

(Google image and my emphasis added)

#2 God Has Answers for You
by Wesley L. Duewel
(pp. 10-12) Zondervan 

Used by permission of the author and Duewel Literature Trust, Inc., Greenwood, Indiana

Today’s Bible verses: John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son."

Ps. 46:1 "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."

Today’s quote: David McCasland - "When Jesus was born in Bethlehem, it was the beginning of His mission on earth to demonstrate God's love and give his life on the cross to free us from the penalty and power of sin."

"The birth of Christ brought God to man;
the cross of Christ brings man to God."
Our Daily Bread (12/21/15)

Some thoughts today: God's after your heart. Does He have your sacrifice, but not your heart? 

True repentance and obedience means "I trust you" (see Ps. 51:16). Where your heart is, shows where your treasure really is.

Jesus, as a man, became obedient to the purpose of the 
Father, showing mercy to all who call on His Name. Let 
Jesus be everything. Realize that you are nothing without Him. Your strength will be found in your commitment to the Holy Spirit within you.

    Father, our desire is for You to enable us to pray more effectively, so we'll be encouraged to keep praying.
     Help us understand our daily obedience to what You instruct us as individuals, will affect the answering of our prayers.
     May we listen to Your Holy Spirit within us, so You can accomplish Your desire in and through us.
     I realize that I cannot do anything worthwhile by myself, so it is my prayer to come to You each morning to receive empowerment to serve faithfully in my effort to live a godly life.
     I ask this in the Name of Jesus. Amen.

Pray for your pastor: "Pray for fresh divine anointing on your pastor's ministry. Pray that God's working will be powerfully evident both in his personal life and in the spiritual life of the congregation. (1 Cor. 9:27; 2 Tim. 1:7; Rom. 15:18-19 a)

26th- Saturday’s post:The Key to Joy
Bonnie Champagne
27th- Sunday evening's post:  Enjoying God
Kathryne Leach
29th- Tuesday's post:  #3 The Importance of Prevailing Prayer    Wesley L. Duewel
31st- Thursday's post:  #4 The Objects of Prevailing Prayer     Wesley L. Duewel

A popular post:  #25 Personal and Warfare Intercession  C. Peter Wagner tells us, "Some intercessors receive a special calling to pray on a regular and intense basis for a specific person or persons.

Usually these are pastors and other Christian leaders..."


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