2021 is a year of expectations considering how 2020 hindsight from this year puts us in desperate need for the Lord to speak to us. Comments come every day, when is this virus situation going to come under control and we can get back to being together. We believe that God has everything under HIS control and as we pray and fast, the Lord will heal our land.
Perhaps you are wondering, why fasting & prayer? Can I commit to a 21 day fasting & prayer? Do I have to go without food for 21 days? What happens if I miss a day? Be encouraged, we are all in this together as a body of Christ and want to support each other. This is not unique to CLA, God is speaking to His church around the world and many churches are calling for a 21 day of fasting, to call on God for revival.
The goal of fasting is to draw nearer to God, to dwell in His Holy presence, to be renewed in the Holy Spirit. Biblical fasting and prayer is about eliminating distractions from our lives (learn more on fasting) for a spiritual purpose; it hits the reset button of our soul and renews us from the inside out. It also enables us to celebrate the goodness and mercy of God and prepares our hearts for all the good things God desires to bring into our lives. It is a time to earnestly seek God in prayer with a humble heart.
Romans 12:1 – I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
The ultimate vision for this 21 day of fasting and prayer is to restore the righteousness, peace and joy of God, in our lives and then share it with our communities, other churches, to bring about a great move of God.
Other scriptures on fasting:
· Isa.58:6 · Ezra 8:23 · Matt. 6:17-18 · Acts 13:3 · Luke 4:2 · Ex. 34:28 · Esther 4:16 · Mark 9:29
Resources & Links as you prepare for your fast: