When we fast and pray we are exercising our faith. We are saying to God, “YOU are the only one who can do this! I am here because I believe that! Please answer my urgent need! Help me, I have come with boldness to cry out to you for this! Answer speedily!”
In such faith in our Messiah King Jesus there is power! We pray and fast today because we are looking for answers – powerful changes in our life – throughout 2022 and beyond!
Today we are in Matthew 21:18-22.
Notice what Jesus said AFTER He had cursed the fig tree and it immediately withered up and died …
“Jesus responded, “I assure you that if you have faith and don’t doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree. You will even say to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the lake.’ And it will happen. If you have faith, you will receive whatever you pray for.”” (Matthew 21:21–22, CEB)
In prayer and fasting we devote MORE TIME to be alone with our Messiah King Jesus and draw boldly into the presence of God through that relationship. We seek the mercy of the Father as we pray. And, like Daniel of old, we gain favor and closeness to God as a result. Prayers are answers and the power of God is released in our lives as a result, as our Messiah King Jesus said!
That is when the power of God flows through us and things move at the declarations of our heart, as King Jesus said!
Today, as you pray and fast, draw close to our Father and come boldly for the mercy you and I so desperately need!
And please, do not forget to share this post with others as a way to encourage and strengthen their faith and your witness!See you tomorrow!