How great thou art- it’s the song running through my brain.
Curiously enough after a weird dream about a grand house being built for me near a beach. A lovely home with many rooms and windows. I know that I felt slightly uneasy during my dream as I was dreaming of someone from years past.
Why was I dreaming of this person? What does it mean? I can’t rally answer these questions. Only God can and with him I will conquer this flesh, mind, and body.
Lord, Why? Why now?
Maybe after the Corporate 21 days of prayer and fasting will I have an answer and maybe not.
I can ask myself, what do I want out of this fast? What do I want to gain or learn or experience? Honestly I don’t know. I know that I want to draw near to God, to know if I am doing His will. To see if I’m on the right path. I want clarity of who I am in Christ. I want my family to come to know God, my Husband to become a Christian.
Humble yourself before God.
Satan will hinder our prayers which is why we must persist in our prayers in spite of everything else going on. Just because you receive no answer right then, doesn’t mean you stop praying to God.
It is not that God doesn’t hear my prayers, it is that my prayers are being hindered by satan and his minions. I can persist by being obedient and praying through each and every day of my fast. Keep praying that prayer until you hear from God.
27In fact, no one can enter a strong man's house without first tying him up. Then he can plunder the strong man's house.
The strong man is satan. Until we bind him and loose God’s power over us, we have allowed the strong man to steal our prayers.
One thing I’ve learned is to make sure that if I bind anger to loose peace. Always loose the Spirit of God. He is our comforter and protector.
Declare today that satan will no longer have control over your thoughts, actions, words, hands, or feet. Today I loose the Power of God’s wisdom, love and works over my home, family and my life.
We cannot be wishy washy though. When we make a commitment with God we must honor it. We must make the same sacrifices that he made. We must be obedient.
2 Corinthians 7:14,
If my people who are called by me will humble themselves and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and heal their land.
WOAH! There is power is prayer and fasting. These two things go together. Sure you can pray without fasting, but how much better would it to be to take that hour of lunch and just go sit in your car and pray to God? What a blessing that would be.
Fasting will show you how to be an overcomer, will increase your faith and accomplish things in the lives of yourself and others.
Do not fast in order to “slim down” you are then doing it wrong and your prayers will not be hears. Instead find out why and what you should be fasting for. Ask God to help you seek His will.
I’m no expert in this area, but I do know that this is what God has given to ME. What he has shown ME. Your walk, your fast your everything will not always be the same as mine.
Allow your light to shine through me as I go about my day.gently remind me that you are near and always there to guide me.