Grace and peace to all of you through Jesus Christ our savior. Happy Monday! And to my Calvary family, day 1 and morning 1 of our corporate fast. I always enjoy a fast as it exposes my true character and trust in the Lord. I’m not saying this is true for everyone as we all have different ailments and we certainly have different desires in our hearts. If a fast is one of vanity (I’ve been guilty of this) it will not bear the Spiritual fruit. Sure you could lose some weight, but we need to lose sin, not weight. May this be a time of deeper relationships with God for those of you that join in. For all my other faith family, you are invited to fast with us from afar, we will break this fast Wednesday night if you would like to plan the same.
Matthew 4:4 New International Version (NIV)
4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’(DEUT. 8:3) ”
Lord Jesus, You are so worthy of all our praise and love. Thank You for providing all we need. I pray that You would be with us as we fast and pray, that we would come quietly before You to listen and hear what it is we have been missing or avoiding. I pray for Your strength to be with us this day so that we may boast about You and praise Your name in the streets. Lord God, as we get hungry may You please remind us of Your Word and relieve those pangs as we turn to You for all our needs. In Jesus’ name, amen.