21 days of prayer & fasting
There comes a time in our spiritual walk where we feel stagnant. A season where we feel like we're not bearing any fruit at all. Times where we feel like there's no end to our current circumstance, or where we feel like God's forgotten us. As believers, if we're not careful, these times could mean death--- spiritually, that is. When I first reconciled my relationship with God, I was on fire for Jesus! I wanted to live, breathe, and walk in his presence and perfect love every day. I found my identity in Christ, I fell in love with my creator, and I decided that he was all I needed. There is no love like his love. It's reckless, complete. A love without measure, or boundaries. At the very end of last year I was drained emotionally and physically. I couldn't find time with my Heavenly Father. I was spiritually depleted. I wasn't in any position to pray for someone, or help anyone else. I could hardly help myself. As I walked into this year I kept telling myself that it wouldn't look like last. Diving into these 21 days of prayer and fasting have been completely refreshing for my soul. I'm feeling stronger, wiser, braver, than before.
"Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires."
- Galatians 5:24
This is such a prominent word as week two of our fast comes to a close. There’s been times during this fast where I’ve felt hungry, and times where I started to think about how much I miss social media. But this verse serves as a reminder. Serving Christ in spirit and in truth means crucifying our flesh and worldly desires, it means being born again. These past two weeks have been incredible. I’ve been able to spend intimate time with Him, listen to Him speak, and I’ve felt Him fill my cup every. single. day. As I continue to week three of prayer & fasting, my prayer is that no matter what—- I make it a point to serve my Heavenly Father in spirit and in truth. In the good and bad times. When I'm in the waiting, and the promise he gave me hasn't been fulfilled yet. When my finances are in bad shape, when I don't have it in me to lift up my hands in surrender. I want to always serve him in Spirit and in truth. Friend, if today you're feeling stuck in your spiritual journey, can I advise you to chose to let down the barriers that are surrounding your heart, and let the one who Created you, in?