Day 10 of Prayer and Fasting: Promote us
Short on time today? Go find one verse in Psalms today and make it your prayer. Write it on a note card and memorize it!
How about this one: Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done! - Psalms 105:1
DAY 10 CORPORATE PRAYER FOCUS: Promote your people for godly influence in all spheres.
Have you ever prayed for a promotion? Go ahead. This is God's desire for His people. He wants you leading and bringing His name glory. A highly effective prayer to pray the same prayer a man by the name of Jabez prayed in the Old Testament:
"Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, "Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain." And God granted his request."
Did you catch that? God granted his request. God wants you and me, his sons and daughters to rule and reign like kings and priests on the earth so that we can influence people towards Jesus. I highly encourage you to read the book, The Prayer of JabezThe Prayer of Jabez, and learn the motive behind Jabez's prayer and adopt it as your own.
So whatever sphere you have influence in, I encourage you to Stand up. Stand out. Change the World. And in the words of Jesus, "Go and make disciples of all nations..."
SOUL FOOD FAMILY MEAL
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 9 of Soul Food - Belonging to Heaven
Heaven is really the place where we belong; our true home. We were born of the Spirit to the Father. The Trinity dwell in the heavens and we are their offspring. Primarily we are Spirit beings living out a temporary existence here.
“The fact that our hearts yearn for something earth can’t supply is proof that Heaven must be our home.” - C.S.Lewis
When Heaven is our home, we don't fear death. Death is only a moment, but our eternal life will go on forever. Heaven is real
FIX YOUR EYES
Jesus has gone ahead of us to prepare a place for us. Knowing our real home exists in heaven gives us permission to invest in our home there, living for Heavenly rewards; not just for an earthly accolade.
one of these people of faith died not yet having in hand what was
promised, but still believing. How did they do it? They saw it way off
in the distance, waved their greeting, and accepted the fact that they
were transients in this world. People who live this way make it plain
that they are looking for their true home. If they were homesick for the
old country, they could have gone back any time they wanted. But they
were after a far better country than that—heaven country. You can see
why God is so proud of them, and has a City waiting for them. Hebrews 11:13-16
Sometimes as a leader you need a new dose of courage. This song speaks to that. Let the words bless you and encourage your soul!