One Down… Two to Go

For those who are taking the 21 day journey of praying and fasting… congratulations! We have completed our first week. Let’s stay strong as we find our strength in Him. One of the benefits of a Daniel’s Fast is that it cleanses your body (do I need to explain?). Let me encourage you to seek God during this time and ask Him to bring a spiritual cleansing.

John 3:30, “He must increase, but I must decrease.”(NKJV)

My prayer today is… “Oh God give me more of Jesus and less of me… Draw me closer to you… help me to empty myself of all of my selfishness and pride and be filled with your love and power. When I begin to focus on not having coffee or my favorite foods help me to be reminded of how you sacrificed your life for me on the cross… More of you Jesus… More of you!”
By the way, one of the songs that I’ve been listening to during this fast is “Give Me Jesus” by Jeremy Camp. Go to iTunes and check it out.

  • dan

    Pastor Matt,
    This is an awesome word of encourgement.
    Thanks,
    Dan

  • pipes

    I’m staying focused, Pastor!

  • Darren & Terri Masier

    Matt & Martha:
    In an effort to be creative with the fast, we went to this place called ZPizza in Cary (you should google it). We ordered a large pizza with whole wheat crust, sweet basil pesto sauce, and soy cheese. We added mushrooms and spiced veggie burger, and you’ll never guess what it tasted like… PIZZA! And it was all legal stuff! Check it out, or we would meet you and your family out if you’re dyin’ for some really good, but legal pizza.
    Terri, Darren, and Noah Masier

  • Darren & Terri Masier

    Matt & Martha:
    In an effort to be creative with the fast, we went to this place called ZPizza in Cary (you should google it). We ordered a large pizza with whole wheat crust, sweet basil pesto sauce, and soy cheese. We added mushrooms and spiced veggie burger, and you’ll never guess what it tasted like… PIZZA! And it was all legal stuff! Check it out, or we would meet you and your family out if you’re dyin’ for some really good, but legal pizza.
    Terri, Darren, and Noah Masier

  • Darren & Terri Masier

    Matt & Martha:
    In an effort to be creative with the fast, we went to this place called ZPizza in Cary (you should google it). We ordered a large pizza with whole wheat crust, sweet basil pesto sauce, and soy cheese. We added mushrooms and spiced veggie burger, and you’ll never guess what it tasted like… PIZZA! And it was all legal stuff! Check it out, or we would meet you and your family out if you’re dyin’ for some really good, but legal pizza.
    Terri, Darren, and Noah Masier

  • Larry S.

    I have a new favorite song – To know Your Name by Hillsong. I was watching this song this weekend and I found myself with face to the floor, hands stretched out and tears just flowing as I listened to the words – had to yell out a couple of times. I can’t describe what I even feels like as I listen to it again. It is not a humbling but more of a melting. Although food has been a main topic of our conversations (many of us) the past couple of days, God has truly done a lot of revealing to me. I know people say that all the time, but honestly, mine has been more of an Isaiah revealing. I’ve been doing the will of God as He instructs and has asked of me, but then things have just gotten blurred from what can only be described as fast-pace-without-paying-attention movement (not a bad thing if you understand the story of Isaiah leading up to Ch. 6), but I have just had an encounter during this time with Him where He had answered my prayer about some things. I was busy doing His work and missed hearing Him the first time. Kind of like when someone is talking to you and they respond but you don’t process it until 2 minutes later. Through this fast He has brought me back to a seeking of understanding His love, being taken care of by Him and seeing His hand in my life. Don’t know if any of this makes any sense but I just love Him man and not even as much as I want to (I want more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – LOL). If I can share with people the opportunity to experience what I am experience, I will with all that I have. Bruh, I feel so good right now!
    Enjoy my brother and be blessed (God wants us to get back to a raw worship of Him – the way He created us originally – He will have His way).
    Later and love,
    L.E.S.