“Dear God, what is my purpose and what are your plans for 2014?”
Just about every person desires to know what God has in store for them. We desire to know which relationships we should keep or let go; which opportunities we should pursue; and which decisions to make. In 2013, many of us learned that the answers to those questions can only be revealed through developing a closer relationship with God.
2014 is around the corner and the same questions are looming in many of our minds. We are eager to learn what God has in store and how our dreams will be fulfilled. If you have big dreams and big goals for 2014, it’s going to require big sacrifices and big steps of faith. It’s going to require you to be persistent and committed to every single thing you desire to see come to pass.
If you’re committed to seeing God move in your life in new ways, I invite you to do a new thing by joining me in a 3-day fast. This will be my first time fasting for the new year and I’m calling it “My Promise Fast.” The idea of a fast was placed on my heart during Christmas after a conversation with one of my cousins. When he first mentioned it, I wasn’t sure if it was something I wanted to do until I reviewed my list of goals and dreams for 2014. Once I realized those things could only be achieved through God, I knew it was time to take my level of commitment to God to a new level. It was time to do new things in order to receive new blessings.
Beginning tomorrow morning, I’ll be doing a Daniel Fast until 11:59pm on January 1, 2014. If you’ve never done a Daniel Fast, I invite you to view the following link for information on the types of foods that are allowed (http://danielfast.wordpress.com/daniel-fast-food-list/). As you sacrifice your desires to spend time with God, you can expect to receive increased wisdom, knowledge, guidance and instruction. Fasting is a way of showing honor to God. It shows God that you are able to place Him above every desire of your heart for the purpose of pursuing His heart. When you honor God, He promises to honor you (1 Sam. 2:30). Therefore, as you end your fast expect to see God’s honor unfold in unprecedented ways throughout 2014.
What better way is there to start a new year, than to start it with God! For information and guidance on how to organize your prayers during the fast, click here http://www.daniel-fast.com/spirituallife/.
If you decide to participate in the fast send me a message & let me know. Each morning of the fast, I’ll be praying for God’s wisdom, strength and guidance in the life of each person who participates in the fast.
“If you can speak it in 2013, God can perform it in 2014.” -Pastor John Gray
2014, We Are Ready For You!