Posted by: pastordiehl   in Uncategorized

This weekend we looked at the Word together and asked the question ‘What is the Price of Oil?’ Let me ask a couple of follow-up questions to that and I’d like your comments:

1. Tell of a time when you received an answered prayer and how it made you feel.

2. What experience have you had with fasting and what did you learn?

3. Share with us an experience you had with dying to yourself.

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I receive and witness answers to prayer ALL the time. Guess I am watching for them. That always serve to strengthen my faith.

But the one thing that I recalled as you preached was the day that I made a conscious decision to live a God-centered life instead of a self-centered life. (Still working on it.) Now that changed my life. I believe you could fit that into the context of dying to self.

March 20th, 2011 at 11:12 am
Jim & Cindy Smith

When my son was five years old just a couple of months before he was to begin kindergaten he was attacked by a large dog. He and Shelby had just left to go to there dad’s house for the summer. The second day they were there I got the call from their father at the hospital.
He had multiple fractures in his right arm. The surgeon put a steel plate and some screws in there. It was casted and we brought him home. They said the arm would be weak when the cast came off.
The day finally came when the cast came off. His arm was crippled up like a stroke patient. His little wrist was curled in and it did not move at all. They said to give it time and we did still nothing. I prayed and prayed still nothing.
The specialist finally said that his radial nerve(the nerve that runs down your arm controlling you wrist movement) had been severed. He was going to refer us to another doctor to do very painful tests on him to see what could be done. My heart cried for him because he had already been through so much.The appt. was made and they gave me the sedatives to give him beforehand.
I just did not want to accept this so I continued to pray and seek God.
One night at a bible study at church a lady was talking about a time when she had fasted. I don’t remember who it was or her story, as soon as she said the word fast I thought that is what I need to do.
That night I went home and told my husband I am going fast for Kadis to be healed. He looked at me like I was a nut but said ok. The next day I got up and began to fast. I did not know how long but waited on God to tell me. I had faith that my son would be healed. About 10 am that morning at work I heard a still small voice that said,” Fast for 72 hours, but when you see improvement do not stop your fast.” I thought well ok we’ll see what happens. I had never gone that long without food but God was with me.
That afternoon I picked Kadis up from kindergarten and he said, ” Hey mom look what I can do.” He was moving that wrist back and forth and around. My heart just filled with joy. I continued my fast, cancelled that appt. and praised God. My son was healed through that fast. God did a wonderful work for him. Praise God for all his mercy and goodness!

March 20th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

Fasting Rocks. I’m always amazed at how sensitive my spirit becomes.

March 22nd, 2011 at 11:05 pm
Tara Lilly

For whatever reason I have never fasted. I was on a walk tonight and God told me to fast tomorrow. So I’m giving it a try tomorrow! I think the sermon this weekend put that seed in my mind so I’m very thankful for it. ๐Ÿ™‚

March 23rd, 2011 at 10:32 pm

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