Fasting in Preparation for a New Year. It is hard to believe we are about to enter 2018, yet here we are. Called to be ambassadors in the last days, we desire to be used of God and sensitive to His voice. What better way to do that than with denying ourselves things that we love through fasting?
I have written a devotional for The Daniel Fast, (or ANY FAST)!! It has 21 days of devotions for each day of the three week fast and three days of preparation devotions explaining fasting, why we fast and why The Daniel Fast, if that is what you choose. Of course you do not have to fast three weeks…this is personal, between you and your Savior.
The beginning of a New Year is a wonderful time for resolutions and review of our spiritual walks. Fasting, whether alone or corporately with your church, will bring unity and renew your walk with God. The practice of cleaning out the old and making way for the new will revitalize you and bring clarity and vision as you listen for the voice of God in 2018.
Jesus tells us in Matthew 17:19-21 that some things just do not come by prayer alone. “Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.”
When the Church is fasting, the enemy is intimidated. Satan isn’t worried one bit when we are content with the status quo. But…
Fasting will change your life.
It will draw you closer to God, help you see things about yourself that you need to change, allow God to dig out the ugly and replace it with His grace, and lift those heavy burdens from you that you just don’t need to carry or worry about any longer.
With God’s help, I have attempted to give you a road map to follow, via The Daniel Fast Devotional, that can be a help to you on this journey. Fasting isn’t about just going without food. If done properly, it can propel you to new heights in your relationship with God.
Several churches are ordering multiple copies for their congregations! If you are interested in that, please contact me via email for pricing discounts. firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us tomorrow as we begin our month of fasting with the first day of preparation. Whether you are beginning YOUR fast tomorrow or later in the month, these first three posts will be a great help to you. Be blessed as you begin this year with your heart and mind on the will of God for your life. Nothing is impossible with Him!