Happy New Year everyone! It’s here… 2015. This is going to be an amazing year and we’re looking forward to all of the amazing things that God will do this year with great anticiaption.
As we prepare to #StartBELIEVING, we're dedicating 21 days to prayer and fasting together. This is such an important time as we prepare to launch a new, life-giving church in the heart of our city. We sincerely believe there is nothing more significant we could do than pray, believing.
We're believing God to change people's lives, heal marriages, restore families, revive communities, and on we could go. We're believing God to start something new in our city that will not only affect it spiritually, but will affect it permanently. We're believing God to do what only He can do. So as we pray, we don't just lob words to the paint on the wall. No. We pray, believing.
So here’s a quick explanation of what that means and how you could participate.
Pick a time.
Select a time where, each day, you can pray. May be first thing in the morning. May be right after class. May be on your drive home from work. Could be as a family after dinner. Just pick a time that, for 21 straight days, you set aside to Pray BELIEVING.
Remove something meaningful.
Fasting is basically the removal of something, typically food, for a period of time. We do this for the simple goal of getting closer to God. You may pick a meal each day that you choose to fast, choose to only consume liquids for a period of time, or even give up TV for the duration of the fast. You know your body and desires and what would be most meaningful to you to give up for this period of time. The important thing is not "outdoing" someone else. The important thing is removing something meaningful to lean your focus, even more, into God.
Ask God Daily.
Each day of this fast, make it a priority to ask God. Remember what Matthew 21:22 says, "And all the things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive." Make it a priority to ask God to do what only He can do... through BELIEVING, in Memphis, to help people believe.
Here's a simple list of some priorities for us as we're asking God during these 21 days:
- the launch of BELIEVING
- your family and friends who need God
- city and national leaders
- personal needs
You will see...
Believing is seeing... So keep your eyes open. Keep your ears close to the ground. Watch what God does. We believe that He will bring the super to our natural and what we will see as we #StartBELIEVING truly will be supernatural.
That’s it. We’re kicking this off on Monday, January 5th. I invite you to join us on this journey of prayer as we get ready to #StartBELIEVING.