Fasting Focus this Week
At the women's retreat, Traci Coursey shared some tips and strategies for fasting with us. One of the resources she directed us to is Jentezen Franklin's website: http://www.jentezenfranklin.org/quicktips.html. From his website, here are the list of reasons one should consider fasting that Pastor Ted highlighted yesterday during the service:
Why should I fast?
Are you in need of healing or a miracle?
Do you need the tender touch of God in your life?
Is there a dream inside you that only He can make possible?
Are you in need of a fresh encounter?
Do you desire a deeper, more intimate and powerful relationship with the Lord?
Are you ready to have heightened sensitivity to the desires of God?
Do you need to break away from bondages that have been holding you hostage?
Is there a friend or loved one that needs Salvation?
9. Do you desire to know God's will for your life?
Here are some verses that could be a good place to start as we week God's face this week:
"Is not this the fast that I have chosen to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the opressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?" ISAIAH 58:6
"And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar..." [JOEL 2:25]
"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 will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
[2 CHRONICLES 7:14]
Hope to see you at church Sunday night as we ask God to move in a mighty way to address so many needs in our body...