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A CALL TO FASTING AND PRAYER
In keeping with the Biblical Principle of
Christ followers needing to Fast and Pray,
Eagle’s Nest Worship Center is called to a
21 Day Daniel Fast
Beginning Sunday, January 7th
and ending on Sunday, January 28th.
All are asked to pray Daily:
For a greater Connection with God through Jesus Christ so that we might grow in holiness and love, thereby walking in Right Way Living.
For a greater Connection with our Community so that we might bring them to Faith in Jesus Christ.
Personal divine appointments with lost individuals
Corporate opportunities to touch our Community (Friends Day, Life Sunday, Easter Egg Hunt; Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday Services)
For a greater Connection with Each Other, so that we might shift from taking to giving - embraacing offenst to extending forgiveness - thereby creating a rich and vibrant environment for us to grow in, and becoming a Team of Worship and Service unot our Lord Jesus Christ.
Joel 1:14 Announce a time of fasting;
call the people together for a solemn meeting.
Bring the leaders and all the people of the land
into the Temple of the LORD your God, and cry out to Him there.
DAY 2-5 DEVOTIONALS
DAY 1 ~ JANUARY 7
“Our praying, however, needs to be pressed and pursued
with an energy that never tires,
a persistency which will not be denied,
and a courage which never fails.” — E. M. Bounds
Foundation: Plan of Action
Luke 14:28-33 (New International Version) 28“Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it? 29For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him, 30saying, ‘This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.’ 31“Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Will he not first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand? 32If he is not able, he will send a delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace. 33In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.
“What is my motivation for fasting and prayer?” For everyone this is different. We all have different issues and desires in our life. That doesn’t make one person better or another worse, simply different. Take time now to write down what your motivation is going to be over the next few days?
Now a question that is more practical. How? How do you plan to be successful? You have heard that, “Anything worth having is worth working for.” Wouldn’t it be nice if nothing was difficult and everything was freely given to us but that is not how things work (unless you work for the government! You’re going to have to put some effort into becoming all God has for you to be.
God will always do the impossible, but He also asks us to do the possible.
The ‘possible’ is the work we must do. You have to equip yourself each day with God’s Word, with prayer and with your motivation. It’s important at this stage of our journey together that we have a firm resolve. No turning back. No giving up. Remember, the rewards far exceed the temporary discomfort. You must be determined NOW to daily live life in Light Of Eternity.
Stay committed to our time of fasting (for whatever length) by staying focused on our motivation and on God’s Word. Each day we’re going to wake up and decide afresh to be firm and resolved putting God before all other things. Also, don’t under estimate the power of God’s Word during this time. Allow His presence to pour over you and speak directly to you through His Word. We’ll talk more in the common days about the awesome power of God’s Word and what it can do in you and through you.
1 TIMOTHY 2:1-2 “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.”
This includes pastors, teachers, lay leaders, government officials and your boss at work.
ROMANS 12:1 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service.”
“…a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable…” – sound like fasting to you?
MATTHEW 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Putting God before everything in our lives; even food. The great thing about God is when you lay it all at His feet, He gives you in return more than you can ever imagine.
ISAIAH 58:6 “[Is] not this the fast that I have chosen to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?”
God wants to loose you from these bonds, burdens and oppressions….through fasting.
How to Begin
Start with a clear goal. Be specific. Why are you fasting? Do you need direction, healing, restoration of marriage or family issues? Are you facing financial difficulties? Ask the Holy Spirit for guidance. Pray daily and read the Bible.
Confess your sins to God. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal areas of weakness. Forgive all who have offended you and ask forgiveness from those you may have offended (Mark 11:25; Luke 11:4; 17:3-4). Surrender your life fully to Jesus Christ and reject the worldly desires that try to hinder you (Romans 12:1-2).
What to Expect
When you fast your body detoxifies, eliminating toxins from your system. This can cause mild discomfort such as headaches and irritability during withdrawal from caffeine and sugars. And naturally, you will have hunger pains. Limit your activity and exercise moderately. Take time to rest. Fasting brings about miraculous results. You are following Jesus’ example when you fast. Spend time listening to praise and worship. Pray as often as you can throughout the day. Get away from the normal distractions as much as possible and keep your heart and mind set on seeking God’s face.
Make sure you’re drinking lots of water. Water will help rid your body of all those nasty toxins your body has been bogged down with. Ridding yourself of those is one major way to feeling a lot better.
Below is a playlist for a quiet time/worship time.