Fasting Brings Supernatural Power and Wisdom for Ministry and to Overcome Evil 

 

We are all special to God. He is the first one to know and love us. We were designed and called into being by Him and were chosen and planted in our mother’s womb. Nature itself is not the full explanation for your life. The question is, when did you first realize there was something more to life?

 

When I was a child I loved life. There were glimmers at times growing up when I realized I could impact the lives of others. I remember my mother telling me there was a family that asked If I could come to their house for dinner. The Father was struggling with alcoholism and when I came over it helped with the peace in their home. “Sure, I’ll go. I like playing with their kids and he works on cars. I liked watching and helping in the garage.” We all see little glimpses of our God giftings in different opportunities as we grow and mature.

 

The Bible tells us that when Jesus was young, he stayed in Jerusalem talking in the temple courts. We don’t know much about his adolescent life outside this account. Luke 2:49 states, “49 “Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?”” He felt at home in His life. Just a little further in that Gospel we see he is launched into ministry through fasting. Luke 4:1-13 (NIV) Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.

 

What if this year you really started feeling at home in your God-designed life? We have been talking of how God touches us and says, “Tag. You’re It!” God has a ministry for all of us. We are set apart as His children and it does not matter if you are a pastor or priest, mother, father, in a relationship or single. God has called people of all shapes, skin colors, professions, and educational backgrounds to be HIS ambassadors of hope and freedom. Let’s use this 21 day season as our testimony to God that we want to live under His authority and no other authority.

 

PRAY: “Lord, today as I fast I want to bring to an end all the temptations. Lord I want to declare aloud my submission to Your word. I trust You for my daily bread. Father, I want Jesus to be glorified not me. Help me to live the life of Love, Jesus like life. Amen.”