Here we are in day 15 of our 21 days fast. I continually pray that this fast has been beneficial for each of you and that God is pulling you in closer to His side and speaking to you and revealing to you things as never before. I pray that you now have clarity and vision that you did not have before. I pray that God is speaking to you about your life and your future. Finally, I pray that you are continually being encouraged with each passing day that this year will be different. This year will be like no other year before it and that you are excited about the future both on an individual level and for Hope Church.
Hopefully your first day of fasting was successful. Even if it was not that's ok. Just try again today and let Jesus give you the strength to make fasting a successful and joyous process. I promise you that if you stick with it you will see prayers answered, chains broken, doors open and your life changed forever. God will reward you for your obedience to His Word that calls us to times of prayer and fasting.
Yesterday I asked you to focus on God's presence and spend time in His word and in personal worship as you get into His presence then just sit in His presence and take the time to speak to God and hear from God.
Today I am asking you to focus on God's power.
1 Chronicles 29:11 says:
Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.
God is powerful. He is sovereign and reigns over all things in heaven and on earth. Let that come as a relief to you today. You don't have to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders. It is not yours to carry it belongs to God. Let Him have your worries and cares today and concentrate on His power to see you through this fast and even the situations you are currently dealing with.
There is even more good news today as we seek to press into God and sit at the feet of Jesus through fasting and prayer. God is powerful and that same power lives in you.
He sent us Jesus and Jesus says that He has given us the same power and authority that His Father gave Him (Matthew 28:18-20). Paul states in Romans 8:11 that the same Spirit that rose Jesus from the dead lives in us.
Jesus has given us His Holy Spirit to be within us and empower us, to help us and guide us. So today as we fast and pray and read His Word lets thank God and praise Him for His power. Meditate on the fact that He is all powerful and is sovereign over all things.Remind yourself today that you are victorious through Christ. You will be victorious through this time of fasting and prayer and your will be victorious in 2018.
Blessing to Each of You,