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Thursday, April 14, 2016

#34 You Must Prevail Over People

Dr. Wesley L. Duewel: "God has created each of us with the power of choice and a will of our own.

Human will in one or more people may seem almost to eliminate the prayer answer you seek. It is almost impossible to predict the psychological working of minds and even more impossible to influence or control them.

People can be obstinate, stubborn, and resistant to all suggestions and change.

Over and over God called Israel stiff-necked. Moses agreed that Israel was stiff-necked. (Perhaps today we would term this attitude one of being bullheaded or pigheaded.)

Ambition, pride, jealousy, envy, and even hatred can poison minds and hearts. People not only become inflexible by habit and deaf to all entreaty, but they can become hardened by sin.

What will it take, you ask, to change some person's attitude or decision?

(Google image and my emphasis added)

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

#34 You Must Prevail Over People
by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel
(pp. 57-58) Zondervan

Let's pray-

    Father, our thoughts are mixed today, as there are some who seem to be determined to not allow You to work in their lives.
    It may very well be that we'll need to be persistent in our requests on their behalf, and to not give up.
    May our hearts be touched with love for them, and may we seek to know what Your will is for our involvement with them.
    It is for sure that You love them more than we do, so we are going to keep praying for their attitudes to change towards You and Your will for them.
    I pray this in Jesus' name. Amen.
Today’s Bible verse- 

(Zeph. 2:7 b) "The LORD their God shall visit them, and turn away their captivity."

Today’s quote- 

"Prayer is not simply petition, but strenuous petition. It is not just passive surrender by active pleading with God. It involves not only submission to the will of God but seeking to change his will. It consists not merely in reflection on the promises of God but in taking hold of these promises (see Isa. 64:7) [The Struggle of Prayer by Donald G. Bloesch, p. 2]

Christian Fellowship Center churches of the North 
Country, will be having their annual Presbytery 
meetings from 4/15-20th at their various locations-

Friday, April 15: 7 pm at CFC Madrid
Saturday, April 16: 1 pm at CFC Potsdam
Saturday, April 16: 6 pm at CFC Potsdam 
Sunday, April 17: 6 pm at CFC Madrid [Canton church plant folks will be given prophetic words!]
Monday, April 18: 7 pm at CFC Potsdam
Tuesday, April 19: 7 pm at Gouverneur Christian Fellowship
Wednesday, April 20: 7 pm Madrid [Special prophetic words for our churches concerning our giftings].

Upcoming posts-

       Personal Help
16th- Saturday's post by Lisa Buffaloe

The power of the Word of God: Part 2
17th- Sunday evening's post by R. A. Torrey

#35 You Must Prevail Over Satan
19th- Tuesday's post by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel

#36 You Must Prevail Before God
21st- Thursday's post by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel

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