When bad news comes or terrible situations arise, what do we do? Do we just want to get past the problem, or do we focus on seeking GOD and knowing HIS WILL? Fasting and Prayer go together. Fasting helps us focus on the LORD by putting everything (including the problem) else aside; this includes work, relationships and pleasure. Our focus will be on GOD and not ourselves, as our thinking becomes more clear. We begin to hear GOD speak to us, about things that we think have nothing to do with our problem. We don't really care because hearing HIM is all that matters. During this time, GOD prepares us for HIS WORD by lovingly convicting us of our sins; cleansing us so nothing will interfere with our hearing HIM. Daniel 9:3, "Then I turned my face to the LORD GOD, seeking HIM by prayer and pleas for mercy with fasting...and made confessions..." When unexpected news greets us, go to GOD with Fasting and Prayer, SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO GET PERSONAL.
Psalm 139: 23-24
GOD IS GOD!
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