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!
God says: “Our plan or his plan?”
We are running a race, not one we chose but one we were given by God. We get to choose how we run the race but we cannot escape it. That is the vital thing about this race, there is no escape. How freeing it is to receive confirmation of this truth.
In everything you are facing right now remember that it is a race.
1 Corinthians 9:24 teaches us: “Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.”
Whatever you face you have a decision to make. It is not a decision based on your own will but on God’s will.
Many people are making decisions based on their own will and their own understanding and they are giving up where God wants them to fight and receive the victory he has prepared for them.
For me to be the free woman and servant of Jesus I am today it was a fight to break many schemes that had not been designed by God for my life. I remember how God introduced me to prayers & fasting, I was up at 2am at night worshipping God, declaring my breakthroughs. Because the violent take it by force (Matthew 11:12), that is the only language the enemy understands, force. Then it happened, it shifted and God’s plan stepped into my life and became alive where it was supposed to be established!
There are some obstacles that have a different dimension of difficulty about them and great spiritual power is required to break them and for a breakthrough to happen. That is what led Jesus to say: “However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting” Matthew 17:21. Without adding fasting to my prayers the spiritual and physical breakthroughs wouldn’t have happened in my life. I will never regret because no one else could have offered me a better and more blessed life than the one I have in God.
When you face obstacles that have a different dimension of difficulty about them, do you fight or do you give it up?
What does God want you to do? To fight or to give it up?
If you choose based on your will, you miss out the plan God has for you. Our plan for our lives will never work for us because we didn’t create ourselves. God is our refuge and the one who will never stop loving us and knowing what is best.
My friend if you decide to run every choice you want to make by God and you receive his approval, it will lead you to his planned victory.
Let’s say you want to get a divorce. If you run that by God, what is he saying? Fight for victory and restoration or let it go?
How do you run the race? Don’t do it without his approval.
Choose what God wants, you will be the one celebrating.
Lord make my life whatever you want it to be. I permanently give you the green light and full access in the name of Jesus, amen.
Write that prayer and statement in your journal and this is your promise forever to God this day.
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