This morning because we are fasting together to see breakthrough in our lives and the lives of others I want to remind you that fasting is one of the weapons God has given us to break strongholds and obtain the freedom from habits in our lives that simply dont seem to want to leave with simple prayer.
In Mark Chapter 9, a father brought his son to nine of Jesus’ disciples. The boy was demonized and epileptic, and even though the disciples had healed people before, they couldn’t heal him. When the disciples brought the boy to Jesus and he was healed, they asked Jesus this question, “Why couldn’t we do it?” Jesus answers in verse 29, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer and fasting.”
There are things that God desires to happen in our lives and ministry that won’t happen unless we fast. Fasting breaks strongholds, liberates people, and moves us into a realm of realizing God’s power in our lives.
The more time you’re spending with God, the more you’re going to see the hand of God on your life in an extraordinary way. Like the disciples, there are things that God wills for us to do that we will not have the power to bring about unless we have spent time with Him.
As we fast, there will be physical challenges along the way. Some may experience a caffeine headache, some may not feel well. For most there is more than just a little detoxing happening in our bodies. But the battle is more than physiological; as we fast a spiritual battle is being waged. Things are happening in the spiritual realm that we neither perceive nor understand outside of God revealing those things to us.
It’s important to remember that fasting is more than just missing a meal. Powerful seasons of fasting are experienced when we plan to spend additional time in God’s presence as we fast. As well, purpose now that every hunger pang, every feeling of fatigue, and every caffeine headache will be a reminder to call on God in that moment and to cry out for those things you are seeking Him to do in your life.
Someone once said “[Fasting] is a desperate measure, for desperate times, among those who know themselves desperate for God.”
Are you desperate to see things change in your life......Then FAST.... God will honour it and you will be filled with Joy as you watch His hand move in your life...
SEE YOU ALL TONIGHT AS WE COME TOGETHER TO PRAISE AND WORSHIP AND PRAY !!! Love you all ....
Thanks Doug.I never realize so much about how strong is fasting.Gee sitting at Jesus feet and listenning to what He has to say.I love it.I need to be free and believe by fasting I will be set free...I did lots of progress but got to keep my eyes on God.I worship alot more and more in the Bible trying to keep my eyes on Him.Then I am so much happier.Yes He has a plan for me.I must obey to Him to His voice I hear Him.When you s preach I cant be close enough....I do listen need my concentration to hear God talking to me.
Thank you for the dev Doug. I needed this today.
THANK YOU for the devo I really needed that have a great day
Thank you Doug for this devo. Fasting for me I find it hard. I do fast but not easy. God knows my struggles right now. I am asking him to increase my faith as I was having from the beginning. Something change in me I do know. God just confirms it not not long ago. I really need him can't do this alone. I think trough the years being in pain all the time didn't help me. My faith kind a decrease but I want it back. I need to keep my eyes on Him every day. I am thankful for his strength. Have a great day 🙂