Fasting And Prayer
I am thrilled from the reports I have received from churches all across the US that have participated in some form of fasting and prayer for January 2010! Some churches and individuals conducted everything from 3 day total fasts to TV fasts, Wii fasts, Facebook fasts, Daniel fasts…the list goes on and on.
Fasting and prayer is not a way to bribe God into doing some thing for you. Fasting brings your flesh under subjection to the Holy Spirit so He can speak some things to you. I have come to the conclusion that no matter what the church does to draw closer to Jesus someone is going to criticize it. The sad part is it comes from people within the church! That's sad.
Yes the church of Jesus Christ is not what we should be, could be or need to be; but if we all keep seeking Him the 2 Chronicles 7:14 way…I have a bulletin for you: we are not what we are going to be! God IS going to hear our prayer, AND forgive our sin AND heal our land!
What ever you do in an attempt to draw closer to God; causes God to draw closer to you!
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14