Day 2 of 21 • This day’s reading
When Scripture says, “Be still and know that I am God,” it applies to every generation. As it’s impossible to please God without faith, prayer, and fasting are a timeless invitation to sharpen our spirits. We’re reminded of our seat with Christ in the heavenly places. So throughout the day, ask yourself, “How am I stopping to recognize that He is God?” When we bring a faith-filled spirit into prayer and fasting, we’re positioning ourselves for significant rewards and breakthroughs.
We access eternal rewards through temporal sacrifices. When Jesus talked about rewards from fasting, He emphasized having the right motives. Fasting is a personal act but can be corporately facilitated within the church. However, public breakthroughs are fueled by our private moments with God. Although we receive tangible benefits, our eyes should be set on spiritual rewards. Our greatest eternal fruits come from seeking God and His righteousness.
In this Closer season, the enemy may try to tempt you because he’s acutely aware of the individual and corporate power in prayer and fasting. Adam, Eve, and Esau were convinced to focus on their physical lack and missed God’s will for their lives. But God’s intention is that you’ll benefit eternally through spiritual growth. As your victory is in Christ, fasting becomes a practical tool to dethrone earthly priorities and access spiritual revelation. From the womb of prayer, His victory is birthed in our lives.
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