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21-Day Prayer/Fast – Day 6

Isaiah 58:6

“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?

01032015 RayWe’re well into our 21-Day Prayer/Fast and I am hearing some remarkable stories.  I will try to share some of them along the way. What story do you have to share?

During our Prayer/Fast have we asked ourselves any questions about why we are fasting?  The last few days we have laid out some of the basics of our prayer/fast.  Let’s ask some more questions today.

Are we in the prayer/fast merely because the pastor asked us to join him (motivated by the ask is OK but there needs to be something deeper than the ask/challenge)?  Are we doing the prayer/fast mainly to lose weight?  Is it somehow to show our spiritual maturity to someone?  Is it to try and get God to do something for us?  Our spirituality needs to be greater than cruise control or auto pilot.  We need a real and vibrant relationship with and faith in Jesus!

Isaiah suggests some things about fasting to us today.  We should take a read and strive to discern why we are fasting!  It is a long lesson so let us spend some time and let it sink into our hearts.  Seek insight into why you are fasting as you read this passage. Continue reading

January 10, 2015 Posted by | Church, Community, Daily Devotion, Daily Prayer, Discipleship, Encouragement, Evangelism, Faith Journey, Family, Fast, From the Pastor, Holy Spirit, Leadership, Outreach, Personal, Prayer, Theology | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

   

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