What is Prayer? | Coach Dave Live | 1-15-2020
Coach is in Charlotte North Carolina supporting Alan Hoyle, a street preacher.Â Â Hoyle is on trial today for preaching at a homosexual pride parade last summer.Â Â Some faithful Christians are with Coach to stand on the street with signs in support of Alan Hoyle at midday today.
â€œIf God is a God of mercy and love and he wants us healed then why arenâ€™t we healed?â€ Asked Coach.Â Â â€œThereâ€™s so much that we donâ€™t understand about prayer.Â Â What is prayer?â€
God is not an accountant sitting up in heaven counting the prayers on both sides of a football game.Â Â A man in the Huddle commented that prayer is about trusting God.Â Â â€œThe reason some donâ€™t get healed is because it has to do with the perfecting of the saints.â€ Suggested Coach.
â€œI try not to do anything without the prompting or the questioning of the Holy Spirit.â€ Said Coach.
A Huddler observed that prayer puts the penitent in the position of understanding that God is in charge.Â Â The penitent is not in charge.Â Â The name and claim it idea is selfish.Â Â â€œWe are dead to us.â€ Said Coach.
The Huddle observed that Rusty Thomas has faced tremendous trials.Â Â He has lost a wife and two children.Â Â Also, the Huddle learned that his son-in-law is in stage 4 cancer.Â Â Rusty is the leader of Operation Save America.
Huddler Mike Blake talked about the fact that he is in the 17thÂ day of a water fast.Â Â â€œFasting is about spiritual discipline.â€ Said Coach.Â Â â€œThe average Christian has never fasted.Â Â We are way too much controlled by the natural man.â€Â Â You become stronger when you push through that original urge to eat.Â Â You become aware of what you do with your physical self that you donâ€™t think about.
Thereâ€™s nothing that you canâ€™t say NO to if you are disciplining yourself spiritually.
â€œIs there anything that you do just for God because you love him?â€ Asked Coach.Â Â â€œOr are you always asking Him to do stuff for you.â€Â Â You donâ€™t serve the Lord.Â Â You serve you.Â Â If serving you falls in line with serving the Lord then youâ€™re good.Â Â â€œFasting puts you more in contact with the real you.â€ Observed Coach.
â€œTrue success is knowing how to fail a lot!â€ Observed a Huddler.
We donâ€™t hunger and thirst after unrighteousness like God desires.Â Â His heart is for us to hunger and thirst after His righteousness.Â Â Fasting is about taking care of the temple â€¦ your temple.Â Â We all need to get control of our natural man.
Coach talked about the need to show up in answer to a question from a Huddler about todayâ€™s work in Charlotte.Â Â The Huddle then talked about Dr. Scott Lively.