There are just 5 more days until Christmas and 17 days until our annual 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting. The new year will be here before we know it!
For those of you who are not familiar with our yearly fast, it is a time where we as a church commit the first of our year to God. At C3, Matt teaches us to give God first: The first of our day, the first of our week, the first of our decisions, the first ten percent of our income, and the first of our year. January 7-27, we are going to take 21 days to pray, fast, and put God first!
Prayer and fasting help us get into spiritual order and hear clearly from God. When we are in spiritual order, we choose to listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit; and our body and soul (mind, will, & emotions) are no longer in control. The Bible also says that there are some things you can only know through prayer and fasting, so when we fast we can receive great revelation!
We encourage everyone to do the Daniel’s Fast, which is basically eliminating meats and sweets. Here is a list of suggested foods and what you should avoid.
We will also be coming together as a church for prayer every Wednesday at 6am and Saturday at 9am during the 21 days and we want to encourage you to come and participate. Matthew 18:20 says that where two or three are gathered in His name, He is there with us.
So let’s start the New Year by putting God first and believing that He is going to do exceedingly and abundantly more than we know how to ask or imagine.