Please continue to pray for the Windom Revival, Nov. 10th and 11th! Thank you so very much. Pray for hearts to be revived and
people to accept Jesus!
Please continue to pray for Joan McCargish as she now is in Silver City, NM to continue her rehab from hip replacement surgery.
Joan and hubby Charles are getting closer to home, which is Reserve, NM, but they have to stay close to a rehab facility.
Please continue to pray for Jimmy Henderson and his health challenges.
I just ask you again my dear freinds, I am all sold out for Jesus, My health has been under attack, I find that happens all
the time before a huge movement of God, like the Windom Revival!
God is already showing me my work for 2018. I would not be able to do this without Sharon. Sharon is my angel from God.
Please pray for us like you have never before. We love you all!
I posted this years ago, God showed me to post it again………..
The Power of a Praying Woman
Do you ever feel that God doesn’t hear your prayers or feel unworthy to pray to God? It is times like these when you need to pray and trust in God. There are lots of examples of the power of prayer in the Bible, mostly by men, but these also apply to women, so be encouraged, God wants to hear your prayers and he will answer them.
‘Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.’ (Philippians 4:6-7)
What a wonderful verse this is. We can take encouragement from the factthat God will hear and answer our prayers if we just pray in faith, trusting in him and believing that he will hear our prayers. He will give us a peace about every situation that we face. That quite simply is the power of prayer.
We know that prayer is important as it is mentioned over 500 times in the Bible but how do we pray? First we must humble ourselves before God. Two examples of this can be found in the Bible:
Daniel 6:10 …’Now Daniel went home to his upstairs room where his window opened towards Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before.’
Luke 18:13-14 …’The tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to Heaven, but beat his breast and said, “God, have mercy on me, a sinner.” I (Jesus) tell you that this man went home justified before God. For everyone exalts himself will be humbled and he who humbles himself will be exalted.’
In the first instance Daniel got down on his knees before God. I find that getting down on my knees is a good way of humbling myself and coming to God. It can become uncomfortable, but I find it is a way of reminding myself how insignificant I am compared to God and how amazing God is that he would send his son Jesus to die on the cross so that my sins could be forgiven.
Some people may not physically be able to kneel but the second example of the tax collector shows us that it is the attitude of a person’s heart that is the most important thing. He recognised he was a sinner, which we all are and this is an important first step in coming to God in prayer.
You don’t need to worry about what you say when you come to God. He knows your thoughts and what your needs are. Sometimes I feel unworthy to come before God but …
‘Your Father knows what things you have need of before you ask him.’ (Matthew 6:8)
Does this mean we should not pray? No, Jesus teaches us that prayer is an essential part of having a relationship with God. Jesus himself prayed on many occasions recorded in the Bible and teaches us how to pray. ‘Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.’ (Matthew 6:9-13)
In the Bible we read of a couple of women and the power of prayer. We read in 1 Samuel Chapter 1 how God answers the prayers of Hannah. She was at probably the lowest point in her life and desperate for a child. “In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the LORD, weeping bitterly, Hannah was praying in her heart.” Only God could answer her prayers and he did giving her a baby boy Samuel. I think the most important thing to remember here is that no matter how low we feel or how troubled, God is there and will listen to our prayers. Talking to friends may help, but only God has the true answers. God may not answer our prayers as we would choose and sometimes when we ask for things his answer maybe to wait or the answer may even be no. God sees the bigger picture, so trust in Him.
In Luke Chapter 2 we read of the prophet Anna. Since she became a widow after 7 years of marriage until the age of 84, “She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying.” Her reward for this faithfulness was to meet the baby Jesus in the temple. When she saw Him, “she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.” The example of Anna’s faithful prayer life, is one which I think should encourage us to keep on going with our own prayers. She had the perfect excuse to give up when her husband died and hard times came but she didn’t, she clung on to the promises in God’s word.
Prayer is an essential part of a Christian’s life. It helps us to grow in our relationship with God. I think the lyrics of the old favourite hymn “What a friend we have in Jesus” sums up the benefits of prayer. Prayer sustains us; it keeps us going and gives us strength. I encourage you to listen to the words of the hymn and take time to talk to our wonderful Saviour.
None of the versions of the hymn on Youtube that I found contained the 4th verse so I have included the lyrics below from the orginal by Joseph M. Scriven … “Blessed Saviour, Thou hast promised Thou wilt all our burdens bear; May we ever, Lord, be bringing All to Thee in earnest prayer. Soon in glory bright, unclouded, There will be no need for prayer – Rapture, praise, and endless worship Will be our sweet portion there.”
This is from the editor of FGGAM:Albuquerque Businessman Richard Griffin: “For God’s Glory Alone Ministry is a difference maker in our community”
Richard is the financial consultant for Pastor Dewey and Sharon.
Richard Griffin won the contest 20 years ago to name Pastor Dewey’s blog, “Dewey’s Daily Cup”
From Jerry Jerome Lucero: We at Indigo Mortgage support For God’s Glory Alone Ministry, we have been blessed by the wonderful work that God is doing through this ministry the constant encouragement that Dewey brings from the word of God has eternal benefit we love Dewey and we love the work that God is doing through FGGAM.
Pastor Dewey speaks to the staff of Indigo from time to time to encourage them in our Lord. If you would like Pastor Dewey to speak to your staff or Church congregation, just contact us. FGGAM does not charge for any of its services, such as, Preaching, speaking, counseling, weddings, baptisims, funeral services, all services are free. We have been told by people to charge, but Pastor Dewey says, “Jesus did not, we will not, God told me when we started FGGAM, never to charge anybody for anything and never go into debt.”
FGGAM is a debt free ministry! PTL!
Life Verse for Founding Pastor Dewey Moede:
“But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.” -Acts 20:24
Thank you Richard and Jerry for your sweet words…Kind words are like honey–sweet to the soul and healthy for the body. Proverbs 16:24
From Pastor Dewey:
As many of my friends know my all time hero is Harmon Killebrew, Hall-of-Famer Minnesota Twin! When Harmon passed away God had me contact his wife Nita! Only God could do this. I have learned over the years what a man of God Harmon was. Nita is a strong woman of God! Here is a message I got from her today: God created you to lift this country out of despair. You and all those like you will make sure that souls are fed and cared for. I thank God for you and all pastors of God’s work! Nita Killebrew
Praying that Nita can join us next year at Windom Revival 2018!
This being Pastor Appreciation Month my lovely wife Sharon, would like to share this with you…..We have posted it before…it is a golden oldie!
Food for thought!
A Church goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. ‘I’ve gone for 30 years now,’ he wrote, ‘and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons, but for the life of me, I can’t remember a single one of them so, I think I’m wasting my time and the pastors are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all.
This started a real controversy in the ‘Letters to the Editor’ column. Much to the delight of the editor, it went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher: ‘I’ve been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this… They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today. Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!’ When you are DOWN to nothing…. God is UP to something! Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible! Thank God for our physical AND our spiritual nourishment!
Pastors and their families live under incredible pressures. Their lives are played out in a fishbowl, with the entire congregation and community watching their every move. They are expected to have ideal families, to be perfect people, to always be available, to never be down and to have all the answers we need to keep our own lives stable and moving forward. Those are unrealistic expectations to place on anyone, yet most of us are disappointed when a pastor becomes overwhelmed, seems depressed, lets us down or completely burns out.
That’s why God has instructed us to recognize His servants.
“The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching” (1 Timothy 5:17).
Please pray for your Pastor and the family.
Show the love of Jesus Christ to your Pastor and the family.