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21-Day Prayer/Fast – Day 10

Luke 4:1-2

1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the desert, 2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.

01032015 RayOK – I’m not trying to compare our 21 day prayer/fast with Jesus’ 40 days – for sure – but today’s devotional thought on www.youversion.com does bring it up!  Read day 10 in the 21-Day Fast reading plan and see what you think.

The devotional thought today does ask some interesting questions I thought I would share.  Here are a couple of the questions.  How is your fast strengthening you?  Do you feel like you are floundering? These questions were asked in light of what Jesus tackled after His 40 days of prayer and fasting – with the temptations that Satan bought His way and the strength that Jesus showed.  Again – not asking us to compare what we are facing with what Jesus faced!!  But Satan doesn’t want us to walk closer to Jesus and so Satan will do whatever he can do to discourage us. Continue reading

January 14, 2015 Posted by | Church, Community, Daily Devotion, Daily Prayer, Discipleship, Encouragement, Faith Journey, Family, Fast, From the Pastor, Holy Spirit, Leadership, Personal, Theology | , , , , , , | Leave a comment


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