When we’re praying about something and God answers “no” or “wait,” what should or response be? Should we be disappointed? Bitter (no!)? What about peaceful?
This week on the podcast, we’re going to be looking at the ways God answers prayer, and some of the reasons why He might not always say “yes.” And you’ll find out what it has to do with silver, gold, a blast furnace, and the incredible story God is writing in each of our lives if we’ve surrendered to Him. All that and more, on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!
Encouraging Segment: Prayer, Humility, Surrender, and the Blast Furnace
(Hosted by Andrew)
References in this episode:
- Proverbs 25:4
- Is. 48:10
- SC: Episode 170 (the Red Dog story)
- Romans 8:28
The May Challenge!
For the month of May, we’re going to be focusing on something very special: something that allows us to have an audience with the “Supreme Commander of the Universe.” It’s something that Jesus even did, as he said in Luke 22:42, “…not my will, but thine be done.” We’re talking about prayer, and learning to fellowship with God!
So, here’s our challenge for this month: Set aside at least 10 minutes a day for prayer every day this month!
Our goal this month is once again to avoid thinking about the challenge as something to just “check off,” but to look forward to an appointment of fellowship with God each day, in addition to talking to God “without ceasing” throughout the day (we’ll be discussing that too!). In fact, if you already have habit of prayer each day, take the challenge to the next level, and increase your normal time of fellowship with God by 10 minutes! We want to be encouraging you to make a habit of setting aside time to go before God’s Throne, interceding for others, and seeking God’s direction and guidance in every step of our lives. Join us on the podcast each week as we dig deeper into what God’s Word has to say about this incredible privilege of communing with our Heavenly Father in prayer!
The Challenges Survey!
If you’ve taken part in any of our challenges on the podcast over the past few months, we want to hear from you! Please take a few moments to fill out our survey with some honest thoughts about our challenges program, and let us know what you think!
Don’t forget our VersePic of the Month!
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