Tuesday, January 8, 2013

TRANSFORMATION - 2nd Annual Fast -

"I Will Fast for my Breakthrough!"

Hello Everyone,
Thank you for your interest in joining me on this Fasting journey! A few years ago I tapped into the world of fasting. In doing so, I was able to withdraw my thinking on the idea that Fasting will change God's mind to accepting the only real reason to fasting is to receive a clearer picture and tap into God's truth for my particular situation. My life has changed drastically. Men and women fasted throughout the bible simply to deny the flesh and to seek God's truth. I want to command you on choosing this direction for this New Year, since we all need to get a little closer to God.
Why the Daniel (21 Day) Fast?

I chose the 21 day Daniel fast because for one there is no doubt that we all need to be a little closer to God but there are also some hindered answers to our prayers that need special attention! Some of you have prayed a while ago and received no answer, so did Daniel. However, God actually answered Daniel’s prayer on the same day but a spiritual being of darkness detained the messenger for 21 days but Daniel was wise, he faithfully continued to pray and fast. God’s messenger eventually arrived with his answer. I want to challenge you: If you can believe God’s words written in Isaiah 40:31 Those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. You will definitely see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Why do it as a group?
I don't know about you but there are some things I rather do alone and others I feel with the support of a partner I gain a better opportunity at success. I believe in accountability! Throughout these next few weeks, we will be there for each other. Even Daniel had 3 companions, Esther had the Jewish people and her maids, Jesus went to pray he took a few of His disciples with him. "Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Eccl 4:12!" I want to encourage you to read the Book of Daniel. Particularly Daniel 1, 2, 9 & 10!

January 8

As the starting date for the fast is approaching, I want you to know that I have been praying for you. I hope that you already have an idea of what you will be praying and fasting about. I believe that God is already whispering in your spirit in which area you need him the most. Please remember that prayer and fasting  are not tricks by which we allure God into giving us what we want. Nor is it a diet. Prayer is a sober-minded acknowledgement of our true condition before the Lord and an admission of our need for His divine help.

I will also encourage you to get a journal if you don't already have one. It will help keep a record of your daily experience and be able to jot down what God is saying to you in this season. It will also serve as a great reference.