Day 21- Victory in Christ
The darkness of Good Friday ends with a flame of light on Easter Sunday. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!
Matthew 28.1-10; 16-20 (TEV):
After the Sabbath, as Sunday morning was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. Suddenly there was a violent earthquake; an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, rolled the stone away, and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid that they trembled and became like dead men. The angel spoke to the women. “You must not be afraid,” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has been raised, just as he said. Come here and see the place where he was lying...
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.