While fasting is an affliction of the flesh for spiritual purposes, it is also pathway to a deeper relationship with God. In fasting you feel a closeness to God that you do not experience from prayer or personal devotions alone. In hitting the RESET button with this year’s fast, it helps you to receive the new things God wants to bring into your lives and to remove what is no longer serving us. In renewing our souls, we change our trajectory for the year.
As we consecrate ourselves in spiritual disciplines, such as prayer, worship, reading and studying the word of God, the presence of God is made real to us a fresh. The Lord reminds us of a divine invitation! If we seek him first, everything we need will be added unto us!!! Seek the Lord and you will find Him! Cry out to God and He will hear you and answer you! And, when he shows up, He takes care of everything that concerns you! What a powerful and prophetic reminder of that of the faithfulness of God!!!
Step 1: Set a Time and Place
Step 2: Have a Plan
Step 3: Hold Yourself Accountable Remember, God will reward openly for your prayers in secret!
I will pray without ceasing! I will pray in the Spirit and with understanding! I will mix my prayer with faith and believe that God hears my requests and will answer them. I will pray the scriptures that declare what God has already decreed in my life.
1. Set a time for daily prayer. You’ll be glad you did.
2. Modify your plan, if you need to do so - just don’t give up!
3. Invest in a prayer resource to encourage you in your prayer life.