Day 11 of 21 Days of Fasting and Prayer


     It is exciting to see how excited God’s people are about fasting and praying including the students in our youth group. Their is Power in pushing the plate away and talking to Jesus!! Fasting and prayer prepares you for what is to come. “Fasting Prepares Your Faith to Stand Trial” My heart goes to Daniel 1 where we find where Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego joined Daniel in his initial fast from the King’s delicacies. The bible says in Daniel 1:15-17 and at the end of ten days their features appeared better and fatter in flesh than all the young men who ate the portion of the king’s delicacies. 16 Thus the steward took away their portion of delicacies and the wine that they were to drink, and gave them vegetables. 17 As for these four young men, God gave them knowledge and skill in all literature and wisdom; and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams. I love that when they fasted and prayed they looked better and had knowledge and skill in all literature and wisdom. And for Daniel visions and dreams became more intense!!!!! They were more prepared physically and spiritually for that moment when the their faith would be on trial in Daniel 3. When they were placed in a fiery furnace!! Fasting prepared them to look at that furnace with great faith and believe that their God would deliver them! You know the story the furnace was turned 7 times hotter and it killed the guards standing by the door. But the 3 Hebrews boys were perfectly safe in Fire because their was fourth in the furnace with the form of the Son of God!! We must become a Fasting and Praying generation for when that moment comes where our faith is on trial our hearts are prepared to walk through it believing our God is greater!!!!!!!!!