Faith Messages to build your faith

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

#115 Why Do we Wrestle?

Dr. Wesley L. Duewel: Why has God planned for us to wrestle? The overarching purposes of God include developing us spiritually and making us partners and warriors now so we can share in the triumph and rewards of victory in eternity.

   It is of God's grace and love that He has ordained that His most faithful intercessors wrestle in prayer. (Google image, Wrestling prayer).

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Something's Wrong

Jolene Philo- "The morning after our son, Allen, was born, the doctor sat down in a chair near the foot of my bed and said, "Something's wrong."

   Our son, so perfect on the outside, had a life-threatening birth defect and needed to be flown to a hospital 700 miles away for immediate surgery. (Google image, Talking with doctor)

Thursday, May 25, 2017

#114 Wrestling Prayer is Spiritual Labor

Dr. Wesley L. Duewel: All intercession is real and serious communication with God. It is not casual, even when beautifully simple. It is sacred and important to God and to us.

   But prevailing prayer, especially in its more intense form, includes labor, effort, and perseverance. (Google image, Praying together.)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

#113 Wrestling for Prayer Answers

   Dr. Wesley L. DuewelThe Bible teaches a sixth level of prevailing prayer—wrestling. Jesus wrestled in prayer in Gethsemane (Luke 22:44)Epaphras was "always wrestling in 
prayer" for the Colossian church (Col. 4:12).

   In both cases the Greek word used is related to the agonizing wrestling in the Greek Olympic-type games. From it we get our English word agonize. (Google image, Wrestling in prayer ).

Saturday, May 6, 2017

A Peak Experience

Sarah Rollandini- I peered out the window of the fire tower perched atop Harney Peak, the highest point in South Dakota's Black Hill.

   After our three-hour hike to the summit, my husband and our three kids rock-hopped along the peak's craggy knolls while I escaped to solitude in the misty cool of the stone fortress. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.)

Thursday, May 4, 2017

#111 How to Carry a Prayer Burden

Dr. Wesley L. Duewel: 1. Give as immediate attention as possible to the burden. Sudden prayer burdens are God's SOS call for your help.

   If at all possible, interrupt what you are doing and pray at once for the need God places upon you. (Google image, Praying someone else's prayers)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

##112 How to be Available for Prayer Burden

   Dr. Wesley L. Duewel: 1. Maintain a disciplined prayer life. It is usually to those who are already faithful in intercession that God gives an intercessory prayer burden or a sudden urgent SOS prayer burden. 
(Google image, A prayer for help)

   In some cases, however,