Congratulations!!!! You made it! Thank you so much for participating in the 21-day time of fasting and praying. Today is a great day to review your journal and reflect on what God has done during these past 21 days.
During these last two days of our fast, turn your heart to praying for personal and corporate revival in the Body of Christ. Revival happens when we decide to neglect everything else until we have spent time with God and have met with Him. The more we are in His presence and prioritize Him the more we will have radical encounters in our walk with God.
When we worship God, we invite His presence into our atmosphere. In Psalm 22:3, God promises to dwell and be enthroned in the praise of His people. When we worship God, we provide a meeting place for God and a place for us encounter His presence and hear His voice.
Often we are waiting for God to show up in our circumstances. However, God is waiting for us to invite Him into our circumstances through our worship. When we worship God in the midst of every circumstance, good or bad, God shows up! If you want God to come in the midst of your situation then spend time in worship.
David sought out one thing from the Lord and that was to dwell or remain in God’s presence. God’s presence was so important to Moses that He declared that He would not go anywhere without God’s presence.
Exodus 33:15–16 (NKJV)
15 Then he said to Him, “If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here. 16 For how then will it be known that Your people and I have found grace in Your sight, except You go with us? So we shall be separate, Your people and I, from all the people who are upon the face of the earth.”
When we seek God’s presence that means we are committed to coming to God and meeting with Him face to face. We can read our Bible, sing a song or even pray without ever really trying to meet with God face to face. In other words we are doing the right things but we are not even thinking about God when we do them. Seeking God’s presence means that we constantly have our heart and our mind set on the Lord. It means we have made a conscious choice to direct our heart toward God.
The word Lord in the Greek means to be owner, master, controller and decision maker. When we decide to make Jesus Lord of our life, we move from the driver seat to the passenger seat and Jesus gets behind the wheel. He directs, leads and guides every aspect of our lives. Our job is to follow Him and obey Him in everything.
Are there any areas of your life where you have slipped back into the driver seat and need to allow Jesus to take control again? Commit today to allowing Jesus to be the leader and Lord of your life in these areas.
It always amazes me that the God of the universe desires to spend time with someone like me. After all, keeping the sun, stars, and all the people of the world in tact is a tremendous responsibility. Yet, God Almighty wants to sit down with each of us individually to spend time with us.
Sadly, there are many times when I am too busy to meet with the God of the universe. Today spend time returning back to God and committing to be hungry for His presence. Make spending time with God a priority once again.
Congratulations only 7 more days left of our corporate time of fasting and praying. We have spent time together praying and remembering what God has done as well as repenting from our sins personally and corporately. God doesn’t just want us to correct our behavior but he wants us to return back to him. This is the step where real revival begins. Return means to turn back again. Revival means to live again. So there is an implication that we could be on fire for God, walk away from that fire and return back and be on fire for God once again.
This week is all about making a commitment to God once again. It is about being faithful and dedicated to pursuing God’s presence. As we do that, we will begin to see a revival in our relationship with God.
Congratulations, you are almost 2/3 of the way done with this 21 Day fast. We are about to turn a corner in our fast as we move from remembering, repenting into focusing on returning to the Lord. The bible says in Act 3:19 that if we will repent and return, that we will experience times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord. Today, spend time repenting from idolatry and any other sin that the Lord shows you so that this next week we can begin to see times of refreshing in the presence of the Lord.
We don’t want to admit it but sexual immorality has been running rampant in the body of Christ. This post is really not to look at what others are doing because it’s easy to point fingers at other people’s sin. But Jesus said that we should not look at the speck in someone else’s eye and ignore the plank in our own eye. (Luke 6:42)
Today, we must examine our own hearts, actions, thoughts, and attitudes. What are we seeing, hearing or doing that is opening the door to sexual immorality. How have we allowed the spirit of seduction to affect our lives?
God is a God of miracles. It is His nature to do the impossible. When we face impossible situations God has created a space for the miraculous to happen. Often he wants to use us to step out into the impossible to see these miracles come to pass. Jesus gave the disciples power and authority to heal the sick and cast out demons. We have been given that same power today. In fact, these signs are supposed to follow those who believe in Jesus. (Mark 16:17)
As the church of Jesus Christ, we must repent because we have not believed God for the supernatural or the impossible. What could God do if we just trusted and believed Him for ridiculously, impossible miracles?