Monday, February 4, 2013

My 7 Day Fast for Forgiveness and Favor

My 7  Day Fast of Forgiveness and Favor

“Let my Deliverance Be my testimony…So the people can see your Favor upon Me-“ Erica Coleman “Im Not Dying”

Hello World,

Last week sometime or maybe even the week before, as I was going about my daily prayer routine I kept hearing the word “fast”. I didn’t think much of it when I first heard it but the second and third time, I tried to remind myself to do some research to find out what this was all about. Sure, I’d heard people talk about fasting but I have never done this because to be honest I didn’t know what it was all about and couldn’t fathom the notion of me not eating or drinking for long periods of time. 

I’m what some may call a Baby Christian. I just started reading the Bible obsessively within the past 2 years and I still haven’t read half of it. But when I tell you my prayer life is on point. My prayer life is on point. I will pray anytime, anywhere and any place and I don’t care who’s looking. I often lock myself in my office most mornings in the dark to pray, I pray while I’m driving, I even pray when I see an accident on the side of the road. I pray when I watch the news. I even pray when I’m with my friends whenever I feel the need to pray.

So while I was praying last week or the week before, about the things that have been occurring in my life, I asked God to show me a way to make things better in my life. I asked God what have I done wrong because I could kind of feel some of my  favor slipping away. I asked God to reveal the promises that I know he has over my life. I asked God for help. And all I kept hearing was the word fast.

I learned a long time ago how important it is to listen when you pray. Your answers usually come in silent messages but you’ll miss them if you don’t listen closely.

So I decided to listen. On Wednesday, of last week I googled “How to Fast?” and after reading several articles I realized that I wasn’t alone. I found several responses of how others too were confused but through the confusion they decided to be obedient and go through with their fast.
I begin to write down my reasoning for going through with this fast and how I was going to do it. I need Spiritual renewal, guidance and more favor in my areas of confusion. I need the strength to endure and the wisdom to understand that I’m making a sacrifice now for a better future.  Furthermore, there are definitely some things that I am asking God for and believing that will receive it ALL after this sacrificial fast is over.
2 Chronicles 7:14 says “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land”
During the next 7 days, I will be praying and asking God for forgiveness and favor over my life and yours. However, I’m a firm believer of asking for help when needed as you can see, so I’m asking you to join me in praying for me and my strength to endure,  as I pray for you.  Thank you in advance for your love and support.
 I love you. Erica
Today I'm Reading 2 Chronicles 7 "The Dedication of the Temple"