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!
Jesus used to really go at the disciples whenever they would lack faith. “O you of little faith”, he would tell them, found in Matthew 6:30, Matthew 8:26, Matthew 16:8 and Matthew 14:31. Jesus did not actually use the English expression “O you of little faith”, the Greek term he used is: oligopistos which means little faith, lacking trust.
In some other instances Jesus said: “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” Mark 4:40, “Because of your unbelief” Matthew 17:20 or “O faithless and perverse generation” Matthew 17:17.
We know that without faith we won’t get results but with faith we get results. We can’t have faith and receive no results.
Someone wrote this:
“Faith is not something you can keep pouring into yourself, and then one day you “have enough.” Faith is a decision to believe. Period. You choose, by an act of your will, whether you will trust God to do what He has promised you.”
I agree. It is not 22 actions combined together that get you to the point where you have faith but having faith is one mindset, one step, one decision… to believe. And then you accompany that faith with actions.
What makes someone’s faith great or big are the actions that person adds to their faith. Remember the faith of the centurion in Matthew 8:5-13? What made his faith “great” was the action he took because he believed. He said what he said because he had faith. He acted that way because he had faith. What made his faith impressive was his action because he believed.
Our faith becomes great through the actions we decide to take because we believe in the God we serve. Our faith becomes impressive through those actions.
One thing that is key to being able to have faith in God is Trust!
Psalm 125:1 teaches us that “Those who trust in the LORD Are as Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides forever.”
Let’s look at the definition of Trust: “Firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something.”
God is reliable, God is able, so we can have faith in him.
As you choose to trust God and to believe in him, there is power in doing so. Something must happen! God will not fail. Your battle is already won.
God says to the devil: “Let my people go” (Exodus 8:1). God is not asking the devil for permission. It is not ‘Would you let my people go?’ It is “Let my people” or you will see what I will do!
God is going to give you the victory. You will smile, you will celebrate, you will rejoice. Just stay in your faith. Faith works. God said: “I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry” (Exodus 3:7) and God came! Faith brings results my friend. Something must happen!
There is power in trusting and believing God. Faith brings results. I declare that something must happen! I pray for results to come in your life now. I pray for non-stop favor to come in your life now. I pray for the victory of God to break through in your life now. In Jesus name, I pray, amen!
Keep worshipping affirming your faith in God!
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