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Fast 2018: Day 14

We all understand the concept of worth.  We have things that we value and cherish, and these are personal and to some extent are priceless… a letter, a picture, a piece of jewelry, something from a deceased loved one or something from your past that has a great deal of emotion attached to it.  It may be an object something you saved…

Fast 2018: Day 13

In the movie Braveheart, Mel Gibson played the role of William Wallace, the Scottish leader who led the Scots against the English.  At the end of the movie, Wallace is betrayed, captured, imprisoned, and executed.  Just before he died:  Wallace cries out the final word of his life, “Freedom!”  Wallace died for freedom. I am thankful for freedom.  And while I believe…

Fast 2018: Day 12

The disciples returned to the upper room as Jesus told them, to wait…to wait for God to do something.  But, they didn’t just sit around with nothing to do.  They waited with intentionality, with purpose, in prayer. “Small Thing” #2:  Prayer (Check out “Small Thing” #1 here) Acts 1:14:  These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women…

Fast 2018: Day 11

What God started with just a few men, took a few years to gain momentum, but once it got moving forward, it was powerful!   What keeps us moving forward?  There are two “Small Things” that can keep us from moving forward if we don’t have them, or they can launch a powerful movement if we do. “SMALL THING” #1:  UNITY  (Check out…

Fast 2018: Day 10

We would probably all agree that trains are powerful.  I remember when I was in High School, one Friday or Saturday night, some guys I knew were in a Dodge Ram Charger .  They decided they were going to play chicken with a train.  They pulled onto the tracks, turned off the vehicle and sat there waiting for the train to come. …

Fast 2018: Day 9

Why do we need to hear the voice of God? We need to hear him speak, because there is a mission and ministry to fulfill and it belongs to us. To fulfill it, we must HEAR THE VOICE OF GOD and follow where He leads. We will hear Him when we remove distractions, get quiet and listen! But, how does He speak?…

Fast 2018: Day 8

We like to connect don’t we? That’s why we have cell phones and spend so much time on social media. To stay connected. We can’t live without it. But there is a problem. We are too connected. We are too dialed in, but in an unhealthy kind of way. We are constantly in download mode: information, music, movies, software, documents, books, videos…

Fast 2018: Day 7

In the Old Testament, to be separated from Israel was the same thing as being separated from God. That meant the Gentiles ( non-Jews) were strangers from the covenants of promise. They were strangers without a share. They were shut out from fellowship & intimacy with God, therefore, they had no hope! But Jesus changed all of that! Ephesians 2:13-14 But now…

Fast 2018: Day 6

Power is always connected to purpose! Why do we need power? Why do we need Christ dwelling in us? Why do we need to be rooted and grounded in love? Why do we need to be filled with all the fullness of God? So our purpose doesn’t get in the way of God’s purpose! So, instead of living self-centered, or “self-conscious,” we…

Fast 2018: Day 5

Ephesians 3:18-19 8 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height–19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. (Eph 3:18-19 NKJ) Are you full? What fills your life, your mind, your heart? What are full of? What we…