Thank you for the welcome Brother Phil. Very cool that you are a friend of Dick Eastman. The Pastor I referenced from the 80s is now in Colorado. He used to use Dick Eastman materials to teach on prayer. The Pastor himself is one of the true prayer warriors I have known in life. He has had Mr. Eastman teach at
his current church.
Iron sharpens iron so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
Thanks for the Welcome! I posted a Thanks yesterday but accidentally deleted it I think! I will be popping in and out and getting to know my way around. I can Not add any photo so will give up on that. Prayer is the Praise of our every heartbeat and breath as God has Re-Breathed into us Newness of Life Everlasting thru salvation. His Spirit has made US ...HIS abode - absolutely incredible and such a mystery to live out of! HE, the Spirit, Flows out of me constantly, manifesting the Mind of Christ IN me. Always Grateful - Retraining for Ministry this year after 40 Incredible years in Asia serving HIM with My Amazing John whom God took Home to Heaven suddenly 22 months ago. We were never going to retire. HE is RE-Imaging me. Amazed 24/7
(anochi, anochi- I, even I)
I, even I, am He who comforts youIsa 51:12
I, even I, am the Lord,& besides Me there is no savior. Isa 43:11
I, even I, am He Who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; & I will not remember your sins. Isa 43:25
I, even I, am He who comforts you.Isa 51:12
HEremains present in our lives… busy about restoring hope & extending encouragement to HIS people.
I am blessed by your humility and realization that the Lord is the point of all we do here on Pray.Network ... but it is also a blessing to see the Spirit of the Lord work through faithful, yielded leaders. In other words, it is not merely the content of the comments you make or ideas you share but the life-well-lived in obedience that also teaches and trains us. Like our sister site Discipleship.Network, we can disciple one another even through social media!
I welcome feedback from you and others who read this,
Is it helpful to give the name of the person who started a group? I am uncomfortable with my name listed every time someone posts on Shaking The World Through The Printed Word. I am not the point of the site.
In public and private, in sanctuary and home, may my life be steeped in prayer, filled with the spirit of grace and supplication, each prayer perfumed with the incense of atoning blood Help me, defend me, until from praying ground I pass to the realm of unceasing praise. Arthur Bennett. The Valley of Vision. A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions. 1975. p.268.
hello Phil, thanks for the e-book by Matthew Henry.... on Prayer.
I appreciate all you do and your friendship.
Today I went exploring for a place and person to help start a Bible Study in Mt. Sterling. thank you for praying for me about this project... I had a good visit. We will see what God does with this issue.
Over the past few years I have been lead to start each year with a fast! I would like to encourage you all, to follow the link below from Jentzen Franklin. He has helped me understand the significance of fasting and each year he and his community start the year with a 21 day fast. Last year there were over 300,000 people on the fast and what a privilege to be part such a corporate fasting movement.
In 2012 the fast starts on Sunday the 8th January and ends on Saturday evening the 29th. Ask the Lord to guide you as to how participate and what type of fast. Either order the appropriate books as listed below or buy Jentezen’s book “Fasting” locally and be blessed in your prayer and support life.
From his book on page 10: Ecclesiastes 4:12 says “ A threefold cord is not easily broken” In Mathew 6; Jesus provided the pattern by which each of us as a child of God is to live. That pattern addressed three specific duties of a Christian: giving, praying and fasting. Jesus said, “When you give...” and “When you pray....” and “When you fast”. He made it clear that fasting, like giving and praying, was a normal part of Christian life. As much attention should be given to fasting as is given to giving and to praying.
Solomon, when writing the books of wisdom for Israel, made the point that a cord, or rope, braided with three strands is not easily broken (Eccles. 4:12). Likewise, when giving, praying and fasting are practice together in the life of a believer, it creates a type of threefold cord that is not easily broken. In fact Jesus took it even further in Matt.17:20, by saying “ Nothing is impossible”
We need to strengthen and protect our intercessors and fasting is certainly an area that can assist us to just do that! So here is an opportunity to become part of a corporate world wide fast and experience a very different start to the New Year 2012!