Welcome to Speak Faithfulness!
This weekly podcast gives voice to the belonging, healing and wholeness of all God’s children. It exists to speak aloud the faithfulness of God by resting in Scripture and sharing the testimony of Christ revealed through us, His children, both now and in the past. We are opening our mouth for those unable to speak (Proverbs 31:8).
For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God (2 Corinthians 1:20, NIV).
We are currently walking through a series, entitled Upon This Rock, based on the life, redemption and ministry of Peter. Each week we focus on a portion of Scripture that reveals the faithfulness of our God toward not just Peter, but each one of us. We look at how Peter’s life reflects the belonging, healing and wholeness we can all find in our Savior, who calls us to speak aloud His faithfulness over ourselves and others.
Today, we are resting in six words Jesus spoke to Peter when He told Peter that Peter would deny Him three times: “but I have prayed for you”. We can find these words in Luke 22: 31-32, where in the English Standard Version we read in full: “but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” Jesus not only prophecied Peter’s denials here, but reminded Peter of His faithfulness to him in His intercession for him.
Given today’s topic of intercession, I couldn’t help but invite my friend Bettie Gilbert, who has such a heart for prayer, to the table today to share some of her stories with us also. There is a tiny patch where you can hear us both talking at the same time: this is when I lost the connection to Bettie and couldn’t hear her momentarily: but praise God the connection was quickly restored. As we listen, may God open our eyes to all the ways He has been interceding for and in us through the years. May we see His faithfulness to us and our loved ones through His intercession at work in us and others: