Many of you have told me that you feel tired, over it, done. Maybe you're hurting or tired. Or, maybe you just need to see breakthrough in a major way.
If that's you, I felt like the Lord wanted me to encourage you to consider fasting.
Combining fasting and prayer is one of the most powerful weapons in the Christian's arsenal. When we humble ourselves before the Lord in prayer and fasting–not to manipulate God, but to boldly entreat His mercy and grace to help us in our time of need, and to align our hearts with His–miracles happen.
I am leading my LifeGroup in a corporate fast from September 12 – October 2, the 21 days leading up to Rosh Hashanah (the start of the Jewish New Year and the beginning of Jubilee year 5777; Jubilee being the year on God's calendar when the slaves were freed, debts forgiven, and everybody got a new start).
If you'd like to join us on that fast, you may. I'm inviting you; comment below and tell me if you plan to join.
I'll be posting a blog series during that time about dreaming dreams that are worthy of God (big enough to match up with God's promises). We'll finish our series on the 9 power gifts of the Spirit between now and then.
But I encourage you not to wait until then to begin fasting. If you're in trouble, in lack, or going through a hard time, consider fasting now. Ask God how and what and how long you should fast. Even fasting one meal is worthwhile, if you take the time to pray and seek God.
That's it. If you're going through a hard time today and hurting in any way, consider fasting and prayer. God will help you as you align your heart with His.