Day 14 of Prayer & Fasting: Empower Forgiveness
DAY 14 CORPORATE PRAYER FOCUS: Expose our bitterness and empower our forgiveness.
Ahhhhh the weekend! A little down time, maybe? A little break from the work week grind? I hope that you make time for that and more this weekend!
My one encouragement for you today is while you take a break from work, don’t take a break from your commitment to prayer and fasting! Take advantage of the down time to refocus and recommit to the last 7 days of this 21 day season. We’re almost there and, so lets commit to finishing strong!
SOUL FOOD FAMILY MEAL
As a reminder, we are using the 20-day book study, Soul Food, by Havilah Cunnington of Bethel Church in Redding, CA, to guide our next 20 days, which will spark your own deeper studies with the Bible. This book is the perfect companion to your season of fasting. It looks at the spiritual food that God uses to fill our emotional and spiritual needs. You can order the book on Amazon if you'd like to go a little deeper, but below we will provide you the key thoughts from each day's devotional. There's also a 7-12 minute video that accompanies this study that we highly encourage you to log on and watch. This course is completely free and engaging! You can sign up for the FREE course here.
DAY THIRTEEN - Flowing
Living from a place of overflowing is the place God designed for us to live. Jesus said that He came so that we could have life in all it's abundance.
When we choose to sit at the ‘table’ of bread and wine, and we understand the invitation we have received to dine until we are satisfied, we will live an entirely different life.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR SOUL
We find ourselves malnourished because we don’t understand the needs of our soul and how to feed them. Our soul can keep us from living in our Promised Land.
When we choose to align our thoughts with Christ and eat from His table, everything begins to flow and we become a place of abundance.
“...to bring them up from that land to a land [that is] good and spacious, to a land flowing with milk and honey [a land of plenty]...” Exodus 3:8 (AMP)
But if God himself has taken up residence in your life, you can hardly be think- ing more of yourself than of Him. Anyone, of course, who has not welcomed this invisible but clearly present God, the Spirit of Christ, won’t know what we’re talking about. But for you who welcome Him, in whom he dwells—even though you still experience all the limitations of sin—you yourself experience life on God’s terms. It stands to reason, doesn’t it, that if the alive-and-present God who raised Jesus from the dead moves into your life, he’ll do the same thing in you that he did in Jesus, bringing you alive to himself? When God lives and breathes in you (and he does, as surely as he did in Jesus), you are deliv- ered from that dead life. With his Spirit living in you, your body will be as alive as Christ’s! Romans 8:10–11 (MSG)
Let's worship God today as the great and mighty God He is! May you experience Him in a way today that you never have before!