As we enter into the New Year, it's very important to determine how you want your year to look and be like from the onset. You see, destiny is not left up to chance, but it's a matter of choice. The choices and decisions we make will affect everything about the outcome of every situation in our lives. Think about it, what was the last decision that you made that had a serious impact upon the course of your life? It is for this reason that fasting and pray is so important. We should always consult with God when planning and preparing for new things to happen for us. When we draw near to Him in fasting and prayer He will draw near to us and provide the wisdom and counsel that is needed to help us navigate our way through the coarse ahead with great success. Fasting and prayer can literally transform us from within and cause incredible things to come to pass for us.
When we embrace the principle of fasting and prayer we are letting God know how serious we are about engaging His omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresence. God is everywhere and nothing escapes His attention or awareness. In fact, He alone has all power! God is awesome in all of His ways and is the only one who can cause major breakthroughs and miracles to occur in our lives and bring us into great victories, triumphs, and success. When you make God your source of wisdom, direction and counsel He will provide everything you need, and enable you to accomplish those major objects that lay ahead of you. They become attainable. Even greater still, the nearness of God releases power beyond measure into the lives of His people that brings the richness of His glory, loving-kindness and strength to into our lives. If you want to be empowered, seek His face. If you want to know what God thinks about something, seek His face, If you want to be cleansed spiritually, seek His face. If you need to see major breakthroughs occur in your marriage, family, finances, health or business, etc., seek His face. Everything that is need to live an abundant life of victory and triumph is derived from knowing God intimately and spending quality time with Him in prayer and fasting.
2 Chronicles 7:14, "If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." (Refer to Isaiah 58:1-14, for a deeper study on Fasting. See our Blog entitled, "The Benefits of Fasting God's Way" for a more in depth study.)
To find out more about the kind of power and victory that is available to you via prayer and fasting, I recommend that you order the following books:
"When Kings Pray & Fast" by H.R.M. King Adamtey I
"Who Switched Off My Brain: Controlling Toxic Thoughts and Emotions" by
Dr. Caroline Leaf
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