Does your heart say, “I want more?”
I want God’s spirit poured on me and my sons and daughters?
Oh how I do!
In this New Year, I’ve been purposing to study God’s word in new ways with the help of the book “How to Study Your Bible” by Kay Arthur, Here I have learned the importance of context…what is happening before and after the verse.
God says in the beginning of this passage, “And afterward…”. After what?
After a fast.
God called His people to fast and when they did, He would pour out His spirit on them and on their children.
Some of us have really big issues we desperately need God to “pour His spirit on”. We’re crying out to our God to do big things in our children’s lives. We desire more than anything else for our kids to see and live out His visions for their lives.
Fasting positions us to receive this outpouring. Not that we are trying to move God; He is already ready! It is us and our kids that need the moving. Fasting moves our hearts off of us and onto Him.
Take a moment right now and ask God, “In this New Year, do you want me to get a fresh start through fasting?” Then, with all your heart, listen. Really listen.
If you feel called to fast for your kids, I’d love to pray with you! Just leave me a comment on the breakthrough you need in this New Year!