DAY 19: Make Up Your Mind to Pray

The last three days of the fast are upon us. I pray that this journey has held great meaning for you. Your life matters to God. You were His idea, and He loves you more than you could ever imagine. But there is another called Satan who comes to steal, kill, and destroy. His primary mode of operation is deception and distraction. And, like Peter walking on the water, his attacks can come at the times of your greatest success.

You may be experiencing miraculous things in your life, seeing God bless you and move in mighty ways. But I want to warn you, many times that is exactly when the storms come. It’s the enemy’s job to get your eyes off of Jesus and distract you to stop you from doing what God has called you to do.

What’s really hindering you from doing what you’ve been called to do? It’s natural things. Don’t allow them to keep you from all the Lord has for you.

Read Luke 14 and allow God to speak to you through His Word today.


If Satan’s plan is to distract you, where are you most vulnerable?

What are some things you can do to avoid falling for the distraction traps?

How determined are you to grow closer to the Lord through the basic disciplines of prayer, worship, church attendance, reading the Word, and connecting with other believers?


Attack is going to come. Distractions and deceptions are going to come. But you were made to walk on water! We finish where we started 19 days ago, talking about focus.


Press in. Listen. Get in His Word. You have but one assignment over these last few days: Finish strong!

For Further Study: Philippians 1:27; Hebrews 9:27; 2 Corinthians 6:1-2; Job 14:5; Mark 12:28-31; 2 Corinthians 6:2


Less of Me/More of Him, A 21-Day Fasting Study by Jentezen Franklin