Faith Messages to build your faith

Thursday, September 29, 2016

#58 How to Increase Faith

Dr. Wesley L. Duewel: Spiritual vision is based on natural eyesight but goes above and beyond material things. Spiritual vision sees what your eye cannot see.

In a similar way, spiritual faith is based on natural faith but goes above and beyond it.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

#57 How to Know God Hears Your Prayer

Dr. Wesley L. Duewel: According to 
1 John 5:15, "If we know that he hears us," then we have the confidence that "we have what we asked of him."

But how can you have this knowledge, which is such a key condition of seeing prayer answered?

Saturday, September 24, 2016

A Lesson Learned

Marion Stroud: "Mary was widowed and 
facing serious health challenges when her daughter invited her to move into the new 'granny apartment' attached to her home.

Six months into her new life, the initial joy and contentment threatened to slip away as she was tempted to grumble inwardly and doubt whether the move was really God's perfect plan..."

Thursday, September 22, 2016

#56 Faith, Signs and Assurance

Dr. Wesley L. Duewel: The purest, most simple faith does not demand signs. Abraham came to the place of faith where he believed God for a son, without demanding a sign.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

#55 Faith Conquers Doubt

Dr. Wesley L. Duewel: Doubt blinds your soul to the role and power of prayer, making you forget God's redemptive purpose and His good will.

Doubt weakens your soul's confidence in God's availability, faithfulness, and active role in your life. It darkens your horizon, distorts your spiritual vision, and numbs your spiritual vitality.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Amazing Grace, to the Rescue

Ron HutchcraftI've always loved the hymn "Amazing Grace." Now I'm living it.
When a song or a favorite food or an old voicemail slams me with the still inconceivable reality that she won't be back."

Thursday, September 15, 2016

#54 Your Need Appeals to God's Heart of Love

Dr. Wesley L. Duewel: Your prayer moves Him deeply. But without faith your prayer is incomplete.

Talking to God without faith is not true intercession. Faith submits your need to the will of God and lays hold of the power of God. Faith honors God, and God delights to respond to faith.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

#53 The Dynamic of Faith

D. Wesley L. Duewel: "Prayer is not limited to the humanly possible. Prayer is a work of faith.

The purpose of prevailing prayer is to bring to pass things that are divinely possible and that are in God's will. Our prayer is an essential condition to most of God's sovereign workings in redemption.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

There's Going to be Wind in Your Sails

Cindy JacobsThis is a prophetic word by Cindy- For the Lord would say, "You're going to get the wind at your back. And right now, I see that there are some people that you're like a ship, and the ship has no wind in the sails..."

Thursday, September 8, 2016

#52 Repetition in Importunity

Dr. Wesley L. Duewel: Some people have the mistaken impression that you should never repeat yourself to the Lord, that having told Him once, you can forget it.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

#51 Importunity is Toil and Travail

Dr. Wesley L. Duewel: Importunity is no recreation. While it is exhilarating to prevail and see God's mighty answers, yet the securing of the answers is real work.

Importunate prayer can be physically and emotionally exhausting, especially so when the soul travail extends over a long period of time..."

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Called by Name

Dave Branon: When I first meet a new group of students in the college composition class I teach, I already know their names.

I take the time to familiarize myself with their names and photos on my student roster, so when they walk into my classroom I can say, "Hello, Jessica," or "Welcome, Trevor..."