This is the audio from the March 7, 2022 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.
“My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power.”
1 Corinthians 2:4-5 (NIV)
This week’s prayer emphasis will focus on knowing a wisdom that is powerful because it comes from God. If you have ever been talked into something that you later regretted, you should have great appreciation for the message of the gospel which relies on the power of God at work in those who hear. Because the power of God does not reside in the wisdom of man, our actions and words speak with power when they rely on His Word rather than our desires. As you pray this week, ask God to help you evaluate whose version of power you live by. Pray that you would choose to live by a faith which grows from the power of God’s Word. Pray for the humility which chooses not to complicate the message of the gospel. Pray for the patience needed to allow God’s Spirit to do the work of conviction and transformation needed in your life and the lives of others. Pray that your life would be a demonstration to others of the power of God’s Spirit.
“We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.”
1 Corinthians 2:6 (NIV)
Pray that you would grow in a maturity which understands the wisdom of God’s Word. Pray that your sharing about Jesus would always choose the path of God’s wisdom rather than the wisdom of this world.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.