Fresh Hope – 27th February 2018

Prayer and Fasting – Day 9

Isn’t it interesting how we are willing to follow instructions from people without hesitation? Yet, when it comes to following instructions from God, we either question His wisdom or we think about it for so long that we end up not obeying Him anyway.

Take for instance a typical visit to the Doctors.

We walk into a room to be examined by someone that we don’t know, with a name we can’t pronounce, who has handwriting that we can’t decipher, that prescribes tablets we can hardly swallow. We pay close attention to the label on the bottle and follow exactly the instructions to take twice a day for three months.

If we forget to take one dose we worry and quickly do our best to get back on track. If we go away on holiday or even for the day, we make sure that we have them with us and we expect them to do us good.

What faith we have in man – yet what doubt we have in the one who created us in His own image.

When was the last time that you felt God speaking to you about something, and you willingly abandoned yourself to His instruction with no questions asked?

Prayer and fasting is one of God’s amazing prescriptions for a blessed life. It’s a prescription that will draw you closer to God and give your spiritual life a real tonic.

As we embark on these last couple of days of our fast, don’t be tempted to just go through the motions of skipping meals, but take time out to spend time in prayer over the things that really matter.

Maybe you’ve resisted fasting, because you felt it was unnecessary or too hard for you to do?

Why not start again today and join hundreds of others for the remaining days?

None of us understand how a prescription works, but that never stopped you from taking the tablets; in the same way, just because we don’t understand the power of prayer and fasting, don’t let it stop you obeying God’s prescription for a breakthrough in your own life and those around you.

I encourage you today to make this week a real focus to pray honest and specific prayers, remembering to give thanks no matter how bad things appear.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Champions prayer focus for today – MAN.kind men’s conference and events in 2018.

Pastor Mark

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