Fresh Hope – Day 62

It’s possible today to look back on the last 3 weeks of prayer and fasting and believe that in your case, nothing has happened.

A voice inside of you is continually telling you that you didn’t ‘give up’ enough during the fast, or that you didn’t pray hard enough or long enough; that’s why nothing has happened for you…

You will be tempted to look on at other people and listen to their incredible stories of God moving in powerful ways in answer to their prayers and feel that God has turned a deaf ear to your prayer and fasting efforts.

Being dragged down this slippery slope of defeat means that it won’t be long before you write off the last 3 weeks as a waste of time and resign yourself to going back to a life of meaningless and powerless prayer.

STOP RIGHT NOW.

Stop listening to the voice of condemnation.

Stop aligning your life and beliefs to false accusation.

Stop going down the old path of double mindedness.

Stop listening to the voice of what the Bible calls ‘the accuser’, and start listening to the voice of your Saviour, Jesus.

John, as he writes in the book of Revelation, tells us that he overheard a loud conversation going on in Heaven…

Revelation 12:10

‘Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.”’

No matter how feeble your prayers have been, no matter how difficult your fast was, no matter how many times you have felt defeated in the whole process, take heart and start to realign your faith to the word of God that teaches us, with a resounding YES, that all of your prayers and sacrifice have not been in vain…

1 John 5:14-15

‘This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of him.’

Shoulders back, head held up high… come on, let’s walk through today, knowing that GOD ANSWERS PRAYER.

The answer is already on its way.

Pastor Mark

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