Freshwater Academy

Fresh Water Academy was founded in 2010. It is home to four lovely young ladies of learning and their dedicated teachers. Located in the wilds of Wyoming, the name Fresh Water Academy was chosen as a Western analogy to Christ. Just as He is the Living Water, and we must have Him to have eternal life, any desert dweller knows the importance of fresh water to life, both for self, and the nourishment of crops or livestock. By taking nourishment in God and His word, we strengthen our own relationship with Him, our faith, and the quality and abundance of our fruitfulness.

Our keystone verse is from Jeremiah, Chapter 17, Verse 8: "For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit."

The fruit that we speak of is mentioned in Galatians 5:22
"22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."

And the heat could be anything we experience that might test our faith in God; trials and tribulations, relationships, anything that focuses our love and attention anywhere but on Him...

Sunday, November 22, 2015

How Is Your Prayer Life?

This really wasn't from last week, but I discovered that I'd drafted and never actually published this blog post, so I wanted to make sure it got out there!

Last week we talked about time in God's Word, and how interconnected reading the Bible and prayer are.  This week's sermon was about prayer.

I have failed God in many ways, and one of those is prayer.  I get busy and I forget, but the only person that hurts is me and my relationship with Christ.

We are all alike as Christians.  When we accept Christ we all have the same Holy Spirit to help us in our Christian walk, in our lives.

Romans 8:26-27
26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

If someone has a conviction in the middle of the night to pray for someone, the prayer doesn't know what is going on with that person, but the Holy Spirit does.

Jesus talked about fasting.  The Apostle Paul talked about fasting.  On October 16, 1746, the Governor of Massachusetts declared a time of fasting and prayer.  French Admiral d'Anville had set sail with the most powerful fleet of its day: 73 ships with 800 cannons and 13,000 troops.

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