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WHEN PRAYER HAS POWER

I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will get up and give him as much as he needs.
Luke 11:8

Have you ever felt like your prayers had no power? Have you ever wondered to yourself if prayer really does any good... if it really makes a difference? I think if we are honest, we have all felt that way at one time or another. One of our big problems with prayer is that we do not see God answer as fast as we would like... so we give up.

Jesus told a parable one day that dealt with the subject of prayer (Lk. 11). The crux of the parable was this: PERSIST IN PRAYER AND GOD WILL ANSWER. Jesus said, "Men ought always to pray and not quit" (Lk. 18:1).

HAVE YOU QUIT?

Have you thrown in the towel on your prayers? Have you quit praying for your marriage to get better... your wayward child to come back... your friend to get saved... your situation at work to change... your finances to multiply... OUR COUNTRY TO TURN BACK TO GOD? Could the reason you have not seen answers be due to the fact that you have not persisted in prayer. Perhaps you knocked a few times on heaven's door and left in anger and disgust because God did not answer ON YOUR TIMETABLE.

Remember this: GOD'S TIMETABLE IS HARDLY EVER IN SYNC WITH OUR TIMETABLE. He is God. His ways are SO FAR above our ways. He knows best. He will move at the right time IF we do not grow weary, throw in the towel and quit.

ENCOURAGEMENT

Let me encourage you as I encourage myself. Persist in prayer. Keep in mind the PUSH principle - Pray Until Something Happens. Get back on your knees. Keep knocking and seeking and asking God to meet the needs in your life. Keep claiming His Word and His promises in prayer. Keep your eyes fixed on Him.

He will answer you at the right time. He will provide for your needs. He longs to show Himself mighty and strong in your life and mine. The greater the problem you are facing, the greater the glory God gets when He comes through. Little problems are opportunities for little miracles... but great big problems are opportunities for great big miracles.

Do not lose heart. Do not get frustrated and angry and conclude that prayer does not work. It does work. God does hear, and God does answer. How do I know? Because He promised! "Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know" Jeremiah 33:3.

Love,

Pastor Jeff Schreve,
From His Heart Ministries


Dr. Jeff Schreve believes that no matter how badly you may have messed up in life, God still loves you and has a wonderful plan just for you. From His Heart provides real truth, love and hope on over 700 radio stations each day, in 182 countries each week on TV, and is always available online. Pastor Jeff takes no income from this ministry. All donations go to furthering the broadcast outreach. As a listener/viewer supported ministry, we thank you for joining with us to help speak the truth in love to a lost and hurting world. Go to www.fromhisheart.org for more information.

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From His Heart Ministries is the TV, Radio and Internet broadcast outreach of Dr. Jeff Schreve who believes that no matter how badly you have messed up in life, God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life. We’re on mission to help a new generation discover their creator through the preaching of the compassionate, relevant, yet uncompromised truth of the Gospel. Pastor Jeff speaks the truth in love with clear biblical content combined with engaging, personal stories. His messages are filled with life-giving principles for everyday living and eternal assurance.

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About Dr. Jeff Schreve

Jeff's life has been radically changed by Jesus Christ.
Growing up in a church-going home, Jeff learned a lot about God, but he did not know God. He believed in Jesus in the same way he believed in George Washington: he knew Jesus was real, but had not personally met Him. All this changed one night after a Young Life meeting when he was alone in his bedroom. There Jeff saw his need for Christ and His forgiveness and surrendered his life to Jesus.

As a student at the University of Texas, Jeff grew in his Christian life. He graduated with a degree in business and moved back home to Houston, Texas to start a career in business. There he met his future wife, Debbie, at a single's group meeting at Champion Forest Baptist Church. They were married in 1986 and have been blessed with a wonderful relationship and three awesome daughters and two beautiful grandchildren.

A New Direction
After spending 13 years as a chemical salesman, God called Dr. Schreve to preach. He left his secure position and moved his family to North Carolina to attend Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. It was a scary and difficult move to make ... but it was one of the best decisions they have ever made. One year later, God called them to serve on staff at Champion Forest Baptist Church. In 2000, he completed his Master of Divinity degree graduating from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He graduated with a Doctor of Ministry degree in 2014 from Southeastern Seminary.

Jeff Schreve has been the senior Pastor of First Baptist Texarkana in 2003, a growing and exciting church with 4500+ members.

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