November 2016

REVIVAL: CALL TO FAST AND PRAY

 

“Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.” (Philippians 4:8)

 
 

Commit to fast from November 1st until November 21st

Find something in your life that can be a distraction, and commit to give it up for this time period. It doesn’t have to be food – fasting from something can be food, or a specific food; but, it can also be social media, shopping, television – anything that can serve as a distraction to you as you focus yourself on praying and spending time keeping our church before God. Before you give up food for any length of time, I encourage you to talk to your doctor first.

 

While you’re fasting, spend time in prayer for our church.

Pray for the following things:
  • Unity – leaving those things that can serve to divide us with God to handle.
  • Family – Pray for each other, and the families in our church. We have no idea what’s going on behind the doors of our homes, but God does. Let’s lift each other up.
  • Ministry – Pray for the activities of our church, that they will be more than just stirring up dust, but will be about serving the lost and least, and doing it all to the glory of God, and not ourselves.
    • Worship – Pray that God will be glorified in our acts of worship. Pray that we will set aside our preferences, which will divide us, and unite behind the desire to lift God up, every time we gather for corporate worship.
  • Intimacy – Pray that God will ignite within each of us a passion for knowing Him more and better. Let that be reflected, not only in our prayers, but in our devotional activities as well.
  • Primacy – Pray that you, and your church, will put God first in everything we do. Pray that the center of His will is where we long to be, and won’t stop until we get there.
  • Revival – Pray that God will bring each of us into a relationship with Him that will result in a transformation of our lives, worship and ministry, and will leave us open to, and desperate for, revival in our lives, and in the life of our church.

 

In His Love,

Bro. Heath