For several years now, people like you have joined me in a 21-day fast to seek and honor God in January for the New Year. By starting each year with a corporate fast, we have found that we connect with God in very unique and special ways. His presence grows greater with each day of the fast. Without fail, He always shows up!
Corporately fasting in January is much the same precept as praying in the morning to establish the will of God for the entire day. I strongly believe that, if we will pray and seek God and give Him our best at the first of the year, He will bless our ENTIRE year! "But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you" (Matthew 6:33).
Fasting is a principle that God intended for everyone to be able to enjoy. It's not a punishment; it's a privilege! By making fasting a way of life, you can grow stronger in your spiritual walk like never before. Fasting is one of the most powerful weapons God has given us for our daily lives. The Word shows us through fasting you can experience a release from the bondage of sin...restoration in your relationships...financial blessings...spiritual renewal...supernatural healing and so much more!
Another reward of fasting I've discovered has to do with your future. Most have vision, desires and dreams placed in them by God. When you fast, you open up or recognize the timing, blessings and opportunties He has provided for you to pursue those things. As you fast and intensify your prayers with focused faith God will show you how to turn them into a reality.
One of the awesome promises for those who fast found in the book of Isaiah, proclaims that the chosen fast will "undo the heavy burdens and let the oppressed go free." This applies to whatever area you may be burden in. Financial burden, poor health burden, dysfunctional family burden, you name it. As we come together to fast and pray, I am believing that burdens will be lifted and that avalanches of blessings will be released into your life!
I cannot tell you how excited I get when I see people like you decied to take the next step in your spiritual walk through the life-changing principal of fasting. I have been practicing this spiritual discipline for well over 20 years and can attest to the phenomenal benefits of it.
Seek the Lord in prayer and let your decisions about your fast come from Him. Ask the Lord to show you areas to target during your time of fasting and prayer. Start with a clear goal and make a commitment to stick to your fast. Be ready to grow in your walk like never before as you seek the Lord through the Biblical principles of prayer and fasting, Remember, "He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him!' (Hebrews 11:6)
Advancing the Kingdom,