January 6th - 27th
Monday - CPC 7pm
Tuesday - Home 7pm
Wednesday - CPC 7pm
Thursday - Home 7pm
Friday - CPC 7pm
Saturday - 7pm
No TV, Social Media, Shopping etc.
"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
2 Chronicles 7:14
All members are asked to abstain from sinful habits or habitual behaviors in addition to the requirements above to receive the maximum results from the fasting experience (Example: Cursing, gossip, overreacting, alcohol, ungratefulness, sexual sins, etc.) Read Galatians 5:15-26 and Hebrews 12:1. Prayerfully after the fast, you won't look back to those things!
This is our third and final week of consecration. We pray that your heart has been drawing closer to Christ and that you have experienced Him in a fresh way. Know that God is honoring your sacrifice and resolve in your heart to finish strong! Who knows what God will do in the last 7 days?
Fasting and Prayer
by Dr. Bill Bright
Experiencing God's best from a fast requires solid commitment. Arranging special time each day with God is crucial in attaining intimate communion with the Father. You must devote yourself to seeking God's face, especially during those times in which you feel weak, vulnerable or irritable.
Read His Word and pray during what were mealtimes. Meditate on Him when you awake in the night. Sing praises to Him whenever you please. Focus on your Heavenly Father and make every act one of praise and worship. God will enable you to experience His command to “pray without ceasing” as you seek His presence. As you enter this time of heightened spiritual devotion, be aware that Satan will do everything he can to pull you away from your prayer and Bible reading time. When you feel the enemy trying to discourage you, immediately go to God in prayer and ask Him to strengthen your resolve in the face of difficulties and temptations. Satan does not want you to grow in your faith; he will do anything from making you hungry and grumpy to bringing up trouble in your family or at work to stop you. Make prayer your protective shield against such attacks.
Praying for your own needs and interceding for others are important reasons to fast and pray. Bring your personal needs before the Lord, intercede for your loved ones and your friends. Pray also for your church, your pastor and your community. However, do not become so caught up in praying for yourself and others that you forget about simply reverencing and praising God. True spiritual fasting focuses on God. Center your total being on Him: your attitudes and actions, your motives, desires and words. This posture can only happen if God and the Holy Spirit are at the center of our attention. Confess your sins as the Holy Spirit brings them to mind, and continue to focus on God so that your prayers may be powerful and effective.
1. Enter this fast prayerfully and with expectation. Be intentional about your time with God.
2. If you do not have a plan on what you want to discover in your time of drawing closer to Him, you will not know what to expect coming out of the fast.
3. Stay focused. Temptations will come from the left and the right, but stick to your plan! Self- control is a must.
4. Remember, fasting is a sacrifice and sacrifice hurts. Whatever you give up should be worthwhile.
5. Expect God to speak. If there is an expectation that God will speak (through His Word, His Spirit, or through His people), there will be a stronger sensitivity to what He will say.
6. Take time to write or journal. Write down what you sense God is saying to you.