Corporate Prayer and Fasting is a special time for the New Life Apostolic Church congregation. This is a time of repentance, renewal, and revival to develop within the body of Christ. Various forms of fasting are permissible and encouraged, as there may be health conditions or complicated work schedules involved for some individuals. There are many examples of […]
Prayer is human communication with God. God knows our hearts, but he wants us to share our thoughts with him willingly through prayer. Speaking to God is like talking to a trusted friend or confessing to a loving parent.
Jeremiah 29:12 Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.
As followers of Christ, one of our goals is to learn how to be honest with God, developing the ability to freely share our faults, desires, and concerns with him. Our God is a God that responds to needs!
1 Peter 5:7 (KJV) Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Set your intention for your fast and don\’t allow others to deter you from your spiritual goals regardless of how much they protest.
The Alabaster Box
The women who broke the alabaster box, pouring the precious ointment on Jesus\’ head, had her intention set! She didn’t allow the ridicule of onlookers to discourage her. When those who watched became indignant, viewing the use of the ointment as a waste of a precious resource, their protest fell on deaf ears (Mark 14:3-5).
The woman knew full well that she had entered the home of a Pharisee, where Jesus was, and she knew that they viewed her as a sinner (Luke 7:37-38). Regardless of their distain for her, she continued with her intent, \”and began to wash His feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed His feet, and anointed them with the ointment.\”
As a result, Jesus said, \”And truly, I say to you, wherever the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her.” (Mat 26:13)
When you understand your purpose for fasting, you won\’t be easily swayed from your goal.
Jesus honors those that honor him.
1 Samuel 2:30