I’ve begun a 21 day fast along with my church and thousands of Christians across the world. Some people ask, “what does a fast accomplish?” A fast is simply a way for me to deny myself something I normally eat or do, in order to make more time to spend in fellowship with my Father God. It puts me in the mindset of putting relationship with God first. God doesn’t need me to go on a fast, I need it.
During a fast, you should make praying and spending time in the Word a priority. Posture yourself to hear God when He speaks. He speaks all the time, we are just not in the position to hear Him. We have so much busyness going on, so much noise in our lives, that we fail to hear the still, small voice (I Kings 19:11, 12) as He whispers in our spiritual ears.
A fast is meant to put you in proper position (Habakkuk 2:1-3) to hear Him when He speaks and to make you more willing to be obedient to what He says. Proverbs 22:17 says “Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my knowledge”. There are 3 action words in this verse. 1 – Incline – bend your ear, turn your ear towards, pay attention to. 2 – Hear – to be attentive to, to be obedient. 3 – Apply – to arrange properly for use, to establish for action. So, if we will pay attention to what God says and be attentive with the intention of being obedient and then establish our hearts towards action, we can be victorious in our lives.
God loves us and wants us to be victorious. He has plans to prosper us. If we will commit ourselves to hear God when He speaks and then be obedient to do what He says, we can expect great things to happen in our lives.
Do you want 2010 to be a year of great things? If so, join us in the 21 day fast. Start now, it’s not too late!