My dear friend, welcome on board. This fast is about abstaining from doing the thing (s) God has put on your heart for 40 days. Some people are not going to watch TV, some people are shutting down their What’s App, some people are not eating a particular food item as we pray every single day seeking God’s face.
Organize time to pray in the morning and in the evening and make each prayer session at least 45 mins long. It is a time of sacrifice, let’s aim to spend much more time with God than we usually do. Let the Holy Spirit push you, it will not be in vain. If you can spend 1 hour to pray and worship in the morning, 1 hour in the evening or at night that will be awesome.
Time to appropriate God’s Word. 2018 is a Year of Victories!
What we believe about ourselves is shaped by our past experiences and it seems our early experiences in life in particular play a big role in this. Hanan Parvez, the founder of PsychMechanics wrote following in his article called How our past experiences shape our behaviour and personality: “Your inner child is still affecting your behaviour much more powerfully than you think.”
Our core beliefs in life start being formed during our childhood and continue to be formed through other experiences later on in our adult life. But it starts in our childhood and those core beliefs become the major component that influences our personality.
Following experiences: things that your parents said to you as a child, rejection, abuse shape how you see yourself.
So who are you? What does God say about you? Since it is time to appropriate it.
I am sure that if you experienced abuse or rejection for example in your childhood or in your adult life, you have formed some beliefs that God wants to extract from your life at this time of prayer and fasting.
Jesus was constantly reshaping people’s beliefs in the bible and finding back your identity in Christ is directly linked to receiving your blessings.
People may have said negative words about you or done some rituals to curse you. My friend I want to tell you what God is saying: you are not who they say you are or who they said you would be because Jesus changed your life by giving you the powerful opportunity to gain a new identity in him! “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” 2 Corinthians 5:17!
I am going to share with you tomorrow ten powerful biblical truths to declare over your life.
Take this in today: you are a new creation in Christ, God is repeating that message to you and you need to depart from the broken behaviors to start behaving like the winner you are in the name of Jesus.
Lord I accept what you are repeating to me today. I am a new creation in Christ. Help me heal and behave like the winner I am in Jesus. I receive victory now in the name of Jesus. From today I say what you say about me, I believe what you say about me Lord. I am a forgiven winner! In Jesus name I pray, amen.
Take a piece of paper and write down things that have happened that have formed some of the wrong beliefs you have about yourself. Now read them to God and declare that you are a forgiven winner.
Songs to sing to God:
Please do discover those songs if you don’t know them yet, singing them will highly bless your life.
God bless you!
This message was also posted on the church website at lkc.life