DAY 7 PRAYER & FASTING

DAY 7 PRAYER & FASTING

THE POWER OF PRAYER

Scripture
The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. — James 5:16 (NLT)

If you had to choose one super power, what would it be? To be invisible? To fly? To have super-human strength? At one point in our lives, most of us have thought about what kind of super power we would like to have. W. Clement Stone said, “Man’s greatest power is prayer.”

The Word of God is full of accounts that show the power of our prayers. It has the power for us to overcome circumstances, conquer death, bring about healing, change hearts, heal wounds and give wisdom.

When we pray, God listens to prayers, answers prayers and moves in response because of the prayers we pray. Elijah prayed that it would not rain, and it didn’t rain on the land for three and a half years. Then he prayed again, and the heavens gave rain. The prayers that we pray are powerful and can move the hand of God in our lives and in the lives of others.

The power of the prayer isn’t a result of the person doing the praying; it’s in the God to whom we are praying. Prayer is an ongoing conversation with God. We know that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us and is moving on our behalf. We can ask God for his help and have confidence in going to him.

Application
Are there any requests that you need to bring before God that you have been holding on to? In which areas of your life do you believe that God is moving on your behalf? It’s important to remember that God is moving even when we don’t see or feel it. Start a conversation with God today and begin to believe that your prayer has the power to overcome circumstances and move the hand of God!

Prayer
Lord, thank you for the gift of prayer that you have given us. Remind me today just how powerful it is and the importance of having it in my everyday life. I pray that I would begin to see the impact it can have in my life and in the lives of others as I pray. Thank you for always listening, hearing and moving on my behalf. Amen.
 


DAY 6 PRAYER & FASTING

Day 6 PRAYER & FASTING

Holy Spirit Empowered

Scripture
“I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.” — John 16:12-13 (NIV)

The Holy Spirit is the very source that brings the power for us to live a God-called life. Jesus made it clear to the disciples that the mission ahead of them required the power of the Holy Spirit to fill them, lead them and guide them in all of their efforts. Paul’s message to the Galatians encourages them to let the Holy Spirit guide and direct their lives. In doing so, we are shaped more into the likeness of Jesus. We need the Holy Spirit’s power to fill us as we work our jobs, love our family, serve our community and invest in our church. Application
Consider what is causing a spiritual weight in your life. What do you need the Holy Spirit to give you strength to overcome? How can you put into practice asking God to guide you by his Holy Spirit? Take a moment to ask God to continuously fill you with his Spirit every day. Make this Prayer
Lord, fill me with the presence of your Holy Spirit, equip me with your power and guide me into all truth. I trust your presence to lead me today.


DAY 5 PRAYER & FASTING

DAY 5 PRAYER & FASTING

WISDOM FIRST

Scripture: If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who
doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. — James 1:5-6 (NIV)

The Bible says that we should ask God for wisdom whenever we face trials. “Whenever” is the key word here. We are going to face trials in our lives—small, big, life-changing, long, enduring, unfair and difficult.

Why do we need wisdom? Wisdom is more than just information; wisdom is the divine antidote to a self-help, winner-take-all, in-it-for-me, I-deserve-justice culture in which we live. Biblical wisdom transforms our hearts and minds to take on the characteristics of Christ and tackle any situation with truth and love. Wisdom exceeds information and infuses us with faith to see God do impossible things through our impossible situations.

When we receive wisdom, we actively engage our faith so that we can step out in obedience. Worldly answers may seem right, natural and satisfying (in the moment) but often leave a trail of regret. Godly wisdom directs our steps down the less traveled path of faith—trusting a supernatural God for an impossible outcome.

Application
Consider what your life would look like if your first response to a situation was prayer for wisdom rather than Google. What if you ran to God first instead of a friend or social media? When has wisdom directed you to do something contrary to your natural response in a situation? Often the outcome of a wise decision opens more doors and sparks more opportunities than a decision derived from worldly advice.

Prayer
Father, thank you for generously giving good gifts to your children. You are so good and worthy to be trusted! I ask that you would lead me in wisdom today as I face many different situations. I pray for strength to walk in godly wisdom, believing that your way is better—even when it doesn’t make sense.
 


DAY 4 PRAYER & FASTING

DAY 4 PRAYER & FASTING

Removing Clutter, Calling on the Lord

Scripture: I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. — Psalm 18:3 (KJV)

Psalm 18:3 tells us that when we begin to worship, something happens in our minds and hearts. God inhabits the praise of his people, and where the Lord is, there is liberty from all the “clutter” of life.

Calling upon the Lord is necessary for help in our daily lives—not just in times of distress or trouble. This requires a voluntary action on the believer’s part: “I will call.” When you read the phrase “saved from my enemies,” think about the enemies in your life that can hinder a move of the Holy Spirit.

In Jeremiah 33:3, when you read “call to me,” think about your spiritual life. Are you calling to God? God is extending an invitation to everyone to make a collect call to him, and he will pay the charges. But we have to listen! Many times, we don’t wait expectantly for him to answer, or maybe we didn’t even call in the first place.

When we listen, God will reveal great things to us. We have to want it and call out to him. Do you want what he is offering? Make the call.

Application
It is so important for us to call on the Lord. It may be difficult, but waiting expectantly for his answers is how we grow closer to him. We see breakthroughs when we have our minds and hearts ready for a revelation from God. Don’t second-guess the Lord; there are things you don’t know, but he does!

 

Make this Prayer:
Lord, I have allowed my daily life to be filled with useless clutter that is choking my spiritual strength. My heartless determination to silence the noise around me has made me become a “gutless spiritual wonder.” I have not called upon you. I need and call for your help to change and ask for patience to wait on your answer. Give me the revelation that will take me to the next level in my journey of faith. Amen!
 


DAY 3 PRAYER & FASTING

DAY 3 PRAYER & FASTING

BE MORE…FORGIVING

Scripture: “And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.” “For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you;” ~Matthew 6:12, 14 NRSV

How often do we utter the words, “Lord, forgive me” or “God forgive me for …?” Do we really understand what we are saying? When we request forgiveness from God, we are actually positioning ourselves to forgive others, that we ourselves may obtain forgiveness. The forgiveness that we request from God is relational meaning that we get what we give.

In the prayer that Jesus taught His disciples, He says, “Forgive our debts as we forgive our debtors” which translates to “As often as I forgive others, please Lord, forgive me!” If we are honest, how many times would we really gain forgiveness? In verse 14, Jesus simply assures us that forgiveness, no matter what we have done, thought or said, is guaranteed if we allow for weakness in others. Today, remember the golden rule and ‘do unto others as you would have others do unto you’; forgive.

Resolve in yourself to forgive all that have hurt you.
 


DAY 2 PRAYER & FASTING

DAY 2 PRAYER & FASTING

BE MORE…WILLING

Scripture: “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.” ~ Isaiah 6:8 KJV

Have you ever found something you enjoy doing? Perhaps, you learned how to cook, sew, or draw. Maybe you delight in baking, writing or reading, or taking pictures. Because you love doing those things, if ever you were asked to bake a cake, or draw a picture, you were willing to do so. No one had to push you or plead with you to do it; you just did it. You even rearranged your schedule to accommodate your interests. That is how God wants us to be with Him. He desires us to be willing to do, go and say anything for Him.

Be willing to spend some time with Him, study His word and sit in His presence. He will never push Himself on us. He is always there for us: willing to hear us, comfort us, protect us, love us, provide for us, guide us and more. In fact, He was willing to die for us. In the scripture, the prophet Isaiah came to a clearer understanding of who God was in his life. He recognized that this Holy God wanted a real relationship with this sinful man. Realizing the magnitude of God’s power, when the Lord needed someone to go to “make the heart of the people fat,” Isaiah said immediately, “…here I am, send me.”

 

Today, listen to the leading of the Holy Spirit


DAY 1 PRAYER & FASTING

DAY 1 PRAYER & FASTING

BE MORE…PRAYERFUL

“And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;” ~ Luke 18:1 KJV

From the time that we were old enough to repeat what we were told, our parents, grandparents, Sunday school teachers and/or daycare providers taught us to communicate with God. When we repeated words like “God is great; God is good” before we ate our meals and “Now I lay me down to sleep” before we went to bed, they were actually teaching us to pray; even if, at the time, we really didn’t understand what we were saying or doing. Many of us thought that prayer was something that could only be done at the side of the bed, while on our knees. However, as we have grown older and matured in the Lord, we now know that prayer can be done anywhere and at any time during the day. In the Bible we have read many accounts of how prayer changed people and/or situations, which was the result of God’s Word being spoken back to Him. Basically, praying Scripture gives you the same authority over Satan as when Christ prayed against him, making this method of prayer helpful in creating an intimate relationship with the Creator. So, in whatever situation you find yourself, whether you need healing, strength, wisdom, a financial blessing or a desire to simply pray for someone else, remember that God admonishes us to come boldly before the throne of grace.
Prayer is the best way to make your requests known unto the LORD. So, remember to Pray Until Something Happens! NO QUITING OF FAINTING.


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Word of the Day

OUR WORDS DETERMINE OUR DESTINY

Notice what Jesus said:  “I tell you that everyone will have to answer for all the careless things they have said. This will happen on the Day of Judgment.  Your words will be used to judge you. What you have said will show whether you are right or whether you are guilty.” Matthew 12:36-37

The words of our mouth have control over our lives, whether we like it or not, or whether we believe it or not. What comes out of our mouth will determine our future. As a rudder controls the direction of a ship, your tongue controls the direction of your life. God made man to be a steward not only over the earth but over his own mouth as well. We are our own prophets. What we say today impacts our tomorrow. Words have the power to change things for good or ill. The success and enduring influence of any systematic construction of truth, depends as much upon an exact vocabulary, as upon close and deep thinking itself. Indeed, unless the results to which the human mind arrives are plainly stated, and firmly fixed in an exact terminology, its thinking is to very little purpose in the end.

Job said “How forcible are right words!” (Job 6:25) Every single one of us can stop and think how good we have felt when someone has spoken words of love, encouragement, and Blessings to us. Words can cut right through you like a knife, and when those words are positive and constructive, they can have an incredible way of building up your own sense of self-esteem, self-worth, and self-confidence.



Word of the Day

Your spirit is more powerful than your flesh.

1 John 4:4 says, The one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. The Holy Spirit, who lives in you if you are born again, is greater than anything in the world, including your flesh. Therefore, you do not have to be controlled by your flesh and worldly lusts.
In Luke 10:19, Jesus says, “I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.” This verse doesn’t mean that things won’t come against us, but it does mean that even when hard things come against us, God has given us the power to remain peaceful and joyful even in the midst of the difficult circumstances.
Remember that God “is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” (Ephesians 3:20).
The power God has given us is amazing; however, many Christians never activate that power in their own lives because they don’t really believe that God will personally work in them.
Remember that Jesus said, “it shall be done for you as you have believed” (Matthew 8:13). Therefore, dare to believe that God has given you the power to do awesome things for Him–things that you can only do because your spirit is more powerful than your flesh



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