Day 2: Hungry?

Hungry?

For God I mean.

I want to congratulate and thank you for joining the leadership team in our call to fast and pray as we launch into the first 21 days of the year.  If you want something you’ve never had, you must do something you’ve never done.  Changing your routine can and will absolutely impact your spiritual acuity.  Remember that as you fast, we are not trying to get God to do what we want Him to do, but we are trying to free God up in our lives so that He can do what He wants to do.

Here’s a great verse for you today:

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

–Jeremiah 29:11

 

 

 

Day 1: Keep Your Eye On The Prize!

Day 1:

Keep your eye on the prize!

Phil 3:12-14 12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

As you begin your fast, make sure that you have identified the “prize” or goal or reward that you are seeking.  I certainly do not mean this in a manipulative way in our relationship with God as if we earn something by fasting.  Keeping your eye on the prize means to focus on what it is that you want God to do in and through you over the next 21 days that has previously not been accomplished in your life.

Is. 58:6-12 speaks of the benefits of a God-ordained fast.  Turn to that passage and see where your needs fit in.  Then, write your goal for your fast in the space provided below.

My prayer for you as you begin the first day of this fast is that you will start to experience the presence of the Lord like you never have before.  The real reward of fasting is gaining more of Him—of His presence in your life.

May the presence of God surround you in greater measure now and throughout this year as you break away from the routine of life to fellowship with Jesus through fasting.