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The Prayer/Fast Is Coming to a Close

Luke 5:16

But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.

Life ChangeSo – how’s your prayer/fast going for the month of November? Were you able to find more time to spend time with Jesus? Did your prayer life improve? Did you find new places to pray? Did you dig deeper into your relationship with Jesus? Were you able to put some bad habits in the rearview mirror of your life? How’s your devotional life? Did you listen to new podcasts or teachings?

Two days left – today and tomorrow – and the November prayer/fast will be completed. I hope I wasn’t on the journey alone. I hope some folks have experienced the blessings that come from a prayer/fast. Some of the items I fasted from have been easy. For instance – cutting out certain foods and striving to stay faithful to my eating plan – my health journey – has been a blessing. I’ve cut certain food items out of my diet all together and I feel great. I hope I can keep them out moving forward. By-the-way – I’m down another 5 pounds for the month! Continue reading


November 29, 2018 Posted by | Build, Church, Community, Daily Devotion, Daily Prayer, Discipleship, Encouragement, Evangelism, Faith Journey, Family, Fast, From the Pastor, Holy Spirit, Leadership, Personal, Theology | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

November Fast – Final Chapter

James 1:12

Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

profileThis is coming out an hour late today because I had a turkey hangover (lol).  I slept in today and didn’t write this last night because it was family time and the Ravens were on (what an amazing game for sure).  So here you go.  Your Friday devotional thought (November Fast – Final Chapter).

The November fast is almost history – only a couple of days left.  Thanksgiving is in the rear-view mirror and the next holiday is Christmas.  Yet – even after four weeks of fasting – from snacks and candies during week one – from fast foods during week two – from negative people and situations during week three – and from secular music during week four – there are still a few days left in November. Continue reading

November 29, 2013 Posted by | Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Evangelism, Faith Journey, Family, Fast, From the Pastor, Outreach, Personal | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments


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