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“Obedience”

Welcome to the last day of prayer and fasting! This week we’ve been talking about how to get a spiritual Jumpstart! If you missed any of the videos this week I would encourage you to go back and watch them.

the Bible says in Proverbs 3:5-6 to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take”.

One of the reasons it’s so important to read the Bible when we pray and fast is that prayer is a two-way conversation. Yes! God wants to know what is on our hearts. More importantly, he wants us to know what is on his heart, but Listening is key.

The Bible is the way that God reveals his will for our lives. When we act in obedience to what God shows us, we can experience freedom. Once God shows us which path to take, it’s important for us to take a step towards what he’s asking us to do.

When we obey, we are saying God, I trust you.

The thing to take note of is that sometimes God will redirect our path. Sometimes God will bring correction. But no matter the direction he takes us, One thing is true; God is trustworthy! His path always leads to freedom.

Key Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6

We encourage you to pray with us on our live prayers both on Instagram and Facebook on our last day of wopaf.

“Jesus is your fuel”

Back when I was in high-school I had this wonky moped that was just so sketchy. The moped was used and abused and lasted me none but two weeks because One day I was fueling up the moped.

The problem here though was I put diesel in a vehicle that took unleaded gad! I took that green gas handle and put in about $1.30 of Gas that was needed and rode away. Then all of a sudden every time I stopped, the moped would make this weird vibration noise and on one point completely shut off. You see I was doing the right thing in fueling my moped, But what I was fueling with it is what the problem was. And rather than cruising with the right fuel, I had to roll my heavy moped home all because I fueled it with the wrong Gas.

Do you ever feel like you’re always running out of Gas?

Or that you keep trying to fuel your life with as much as you can but just always end up stalling and rolling your way through life carrying a bigger burden than what you can handle?

I knew of a woman who had this problem. She was amongst a Minority group. This woman was gossiped about and judged because of the amount of marriages she had and the fact that she was living with a man she wasn’t even married to. But what they saw as her hopping around, Was really a woman just looking for value, fulfillment, and worth,… this woman was looking for FUEL to keep going.

I actually want to introduce you to this woman today, and you can find her in John 4

We read that This Woman spent her whole life trying to find the right fuel in all the wrong places and in the end came out stalled and maybe even empty.

But then Jesus meets her at the well and He knows ALL her mess, but rather than condemn and judge like those in her town probably were, he offers something of a lifetime.

He offers her “Living Water” which we see here is his LOVE.

We see that Jesus clearly loves her and is inviting the Woman into this love!

Through this love she was able to come to the realization that this man was LORD. He was the messiah!

And in the end she was given THE RIGHT FUEL THAT WOULD NEVER RUN OUT.

Can you relate to this woman?

Have you looked everywhere to find fulfillment, worth, identity only to come up empty, disappointed, worthless?

You’re Body was made for Unleaded Gas, not diesel! You were made for God by God, He knows your needs, desires, and he calls his son and his daughter. We think we know ourselves, but I can bet that we only know ourselves as much as I knew my moped, and by trying to fill ourselves with everything other than Jesus we’re only setting ourselves up to feel empty and stalled in life.

But with Jesus, he can provide you with fuel that will never burn out, fuel that will keep you going in the midst of  your hardship. JESUS IS YOUR FUEL.

You know whats crazy too? When my Moped stopped working I went ahead an sold it because I thought it was TOAST, a week after selling a ran into the guy I sold it to and he was like “yeah man all it needed was a new spark plug and a fluid flush and boom it was running like new!”

When we ask and seek God for the right fuel, not only does he give it to you, but he drains out the old and cleans you up inside. He puts a spark in you to get you going but we need to sustain ourselves in Jesus to keep the fuel flowing! I believe the Sparkplug represents a new heart!

Check this out, I’m not a mechanic but I read “If your spark plugs become dirty or fouled, it can affect how your engine runs. A fouled or bad spark plug is a plug that has become covered with a substance like oil, fuel or carbon or one that is blistered from running too hot. Driving with fouled or bad spark plugs can cause a host of problems for your engine.”

What you expose to your heart two effects how you run. 

So stay in Jesus, like Jesus said worship him in spirit and it truth. Seek him with your heart and mind, Talk to him and prayer, Read his living word that is still so relevant today, and posture yourselves to receive THE RIGHT FUEL as we start this week of prayer and fasting.

Key Verse: John 4:4-26

“JUMPSTART”

Man, do we need a Jumpstart after what we’ve been through in the last year.

If you feel like your spiritual battery has been sitting for way too long, if you feel spiritually corroded, stuck, or there is heaviness or gloom all around, then you’re probably in need of a Holy Spirit jumpstart.

The basic idea is that for this week we are setting something in our lives aside to make more room for God. Many times God gets crowded out by the worries and the things of this world. Fasting combined with prayer re-centers our hearts on God. It re-centers our hearts on God’s mission.

Everyday this week we’re going to be putting out videos, small devotionals like this one, and other tools to assist you as you pray, so be on the lookout for that on our platforms. Use this time of prayer to jumpstart your day but I want to challenge you to remain in this attitude of prayer throughout the day.

Prayer is an invitation to be authentic, but many times we can get the feeling that we have to come as somebody else.

We may think,

  • “If only I could pray as well as that person.”
  • “I just don’t have enough faith.”
  • “If only I was in a better place in my relationship with God…”
  • “If only I had known earlier about the week of prayer and fasting…”

 

The truth is, Satan uses these thoughts to keep us locked up and silent. So begin to push through the thoughts and come to God just the way you are. Don’t focus on your flaws, or getting all your ducks in a row. Come to God just as you are because God already knows where we are. It’s not like we can deceive him. But he’s inviting us to humble ourselves. 2 Corinthians 12:9  says … “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.”

So if you’re feeling weak today, congratulations,  You’re the perfect candidate for God’s power to work through!

Key Verse: 2 Corinthians 12:9 NLT

We encourage you to pray with us on our live prayers both on Instagram and Facebook.

“Go beyond your comfort level”

One of the reasons we engage in fasting is this: We need to get God’s attention. Are we saying that God isn’t paying attention to us? No. God is always present and sees everything. But Scripture also teaches that “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

Many times, life has a way of infecting us with pride. Sometimes we become too self-sufficient. We may say, “God you’re number one in my life.” But as soon as we find ourselves in trouble, instead of turning to God first, we have been programmed to think, “I better get myself out.” We become consumed trying to save ourselves, we become proud.

Fasting is a way of reminding our flesh and God that we are serious.

“God, my salvation comes from you. I turn to you first. I need you. Please come to my rescue.”

The discomfort of fasting communicates to God that we are heartbroken over our sin and the sin of the world. That something has to change. When we humble ourselves, God promises to give us grace.

My encouragement is this… do something that you don’t normally do that pushes you beyond your comfort zone.

Key Verse: James 4:6 NLT

We encourage you to pray with us on our live prayers both on Instagram and Facebook.

“Freedom”

Luke 4:18 says “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free…”

Today, we’re going to be praying together for freedom. Is there a specific area of your life where you would like greater freedom?

One of the most powerful moments in a week of prayer and fasting is when we invite God to break spiritual chains. What are the chains that are holding you back?

Maybe during this week of fasting you have been asking God for a very specific breakthrough. Would you take a moment and invite the Holy Spirit to bring freedom into your situation? See, Jesus was anointed to do what no one else can do: to proclaim that captives will be released and that the oppressed will be set free.

So Let’s pray believing that God will bring us freedom, breaking the chains of sin that has kept us bound!

We encourage you to pray with us on our live prayers both on Instagram and Facebook.

 “Power”

Luke 24:49 says “And now I will send the Holy Spirit, just as my Father promised. But stay here in the city until the Holy Spirit comes and fills you with power from heaven.”

What a great reminder that, in order to carry out God’s mission, We need God’s power. The word “Power” in this verse simply means supernatural ability to carry out God’s mission. This power is from heaven. It is a gift that Jesus promises and All we have to do to receive this Power is to ask.

For many people, this season has been extremely draining. Maybe you’ve been running on empty and you feel like you need supernatural strength just to get through the day. Today we’re going to ask God to replenish us with power. We need fresh fuel for today.

We need God’s special ability to be able to lead our families. We need fresh power to be able to love people and serve people. We need God’s special ability to be able to share our faith boldly and creatively with others.

We encourage you to pray with us on our live prayers both on Instagram and Facebook.

Friday “Healing”

It’s impossible to read Scripture without noticing that God has a heart to heal pain and suffering. It’s important to remember that Satan comes to kill, steal, and

destroy. But look how Jesus deal with these things. Matthew 15:30 says “A vast crowd brought to him people who were lame, blind, crippled, those who couldn’t speak, and many others. They laid them before Jesus and he healed them all”.

Jesus doesn’t spend too much time explaining why a particular sickness is present. Instead, he reflects the heart of God by going to work and destroying the works of Satan.

When we pray for healing, we’re doing more than just wishing someone well. Rather, we are partnering with Jesus in spiritual warfare. We are inviting Jesus to do what he has always done to radically deal with the problem of sickness.

Key Verse: Matthew 15:30 NLT

We encourage you to pray with us on our live prayers both on Instagram and Facebook.

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