Sermons by Wes Gunn
Day 12: A meditation from Psalms 31-33
Have you ever felt like your prayers are knocking on a door that someone won’t open? If prayer has felt that way to you or does now let the words of Jesus encourage you today.
Day 7: A meditation from Psalms 16-18
Day 2: A meditation from Psalms 1-3
Can you imagine what it would have been like to sit and listen to Jesus pray? We don’t have to follow a specific formula to talk with God, but practicing different ways to pray can help us find deeper purpose and connection to Him through our prayer time. When Jesus taught his disciples to pray he gave them a prayer outline called “The Lords Prayer.”
This 28 days of prayer begins with an echo of the cry of the disciples for Jesus to teach us how to pray.
Luke’s version of the Christmas story includes two seniors who have a hunger for a move of God in their day. Oddly enough, it will be two teenagers who bring a baby to the Temple that fulfills their longing.
What does it mean to wait on God? Do you find yourself anxious or patient in prayer? Sometimes we can feel we can tell God how to get us to our destinations, but when we are patient and God has spoken we can make the most difficult decisions with confidence knowing he is with us.
How will faith be passed to the next generation? Talk to your kids and grandkids about your life and your faith. Don’t rob the next generation of your testimony to God’s faithfulness and work in your life. Speak it into them. No one should be praying for your children and grandchildren more than you. You are the primary prayer warrior in their lives.
To be a Christian means we recognize our need for forgiveness can only be met by what happen on the cross. Just like Joseph did with his brothers, Jesus released us of our debts before we could even ask. His sacrifice canceled our debts. He doesn’t just forgive us, but he blesses us and provides for us. Is there someone in your life you need to do the same for?
You’ve not only thought it, you’ve probably said it. “The world is against me.” But reality can often be far from it. Joseph (and Jacob) have every reason to think that. But they learn that God is actually working through those very struggles for thier good. He is doing the same thing in your life.
Many of us are guilty in asking “Why me?” when something goes wrong or out of plan. We can tend to view it as a personal attack. Joesph felt that same way when he was victimized by the very people who were to protect him the most. That is only when Christ came and revealed himself more valuable than what he had lost. More valuable than that attack.