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Monday, February 4, 2013
My 7 Day Fast for Forgiveness and Favor
My 7Day 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”
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
I love you. Erica
Today I'm Reading 2 Chronicles 7 "The Dedication of the Temple"