Welcome to the 21 Day Fast – January 9, 2017
The moment we have been looking forward to has finally arrived—the launch of our annual 21 day fast!
After weeks of holiday eating, sweets binging, and celebrations focusing on food and family fun—we now have an opportunity to pull away from the dinner table and refocus on our primary purpose—to know God better and love Him more!
I desire to position myself and my family for maximum rewards from heaven this year. Even though God loves everyone unconditionally and equally, he does not favor and reward everyone the same. The following verse describes this fairly accurately:
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that comes to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6 KJV
God rewards those who “diligently seek him” (ekzēteō gr). This Greek word is defined this way: to search out, to investigate, to crave, to demand, to ardently worship, to diligently require or inquire, to seek after carefully and diligently.
When we pursue God with this intense diligence we “grow in favor with God and man”-- just like Jesus did. (Luke 2:52)
In Matthew 6 Jesus told his disciples that when they prayed—if they did it with the correct motives—He would reward them openly. It is the same with fasting and giving. When they practiced these spiritual disciplines with the correct motives—they would be rewarded openly. When all three disciplines are exercised at the same time—the open rewards multiply exponentially!
That’s what I’m looking for! Man’s favor is desired, but it only gets us so far. When Almighty God favors us—we will walk every day of the year under his supernatural blessing!
Ask God for your “fasting plan” for the next 21 days. Write it down, and be committed to fulfill it. Take extra time with God everyday during this time, getting to know him better. Attend our corporate prayer meetings! Then get ready to see God reward you openly in a massive way for your diligence!
The Best is Yet to Come!
Pastor Ron Enget
Lead Pastor New Life