THOUGHTS FROM JACKIE: Intro- Fasting & Prayer

THOUGHTS FROM JACKIE: Intro- Fasting & Prayer

In 2014 we want to walk better with Jesus than we did last year. Start the year off right by pursuing the presence of God. Many of the temptations we fell to in 2013 can be stories of overcoming in 2014. A great way to get ourselves focused is through fasting and prayer. On the radio and on our web we will feature a series of messages that will help you better understand fasting and praying. May the Lord bless you as you seek His abundant presence in your life.
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Isaiah 58:1-12
58 “Cry loudly, do not hold back; Raise your voice like a trumpet, And declare to My people their transgression And to the house of Jacob their sins. 2 “Yet they seek Me day by day and delight to
know My ways, As a nation that has done righteousness And has not forsaken the ordinance of their
God. They ask Me for just decisions, They delight in the nearness of God. 3 ‘Why have we fasted and You do not see? Why have we humbled ourselves and You do not notice?’ Behold, on the day of your
fast you find your desire, And drive hard all your workers. 4 “Behold, you fast for contention and strife and to strike with a wicked fist. You do not fast like you do today to make your voice heard
on high. 5 “Is it a fast like this which I choose, a day for a man to humble himself? Is it for
bowing one’s head like a reed And for spreading out sackcloth and ashes as a bed? Will you call
this a fast, even an acceptable day to the Lord? 6 “Is this not the fast which I choose, To loosen
the bonds of wickedness, To undo the bands of the yoke, And to let the oppressed go free And break every yoke? 7 “Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry And bring the homeless poor into the house; When you see the naked, to cover him; And not to hide yourself from your own flesh?
8 “Then your light will break out like the dawn, And your recovery will speedily spring forth;
And your righteousness will go before you; The glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. 9 “Then
you will call, and the Lord will answer; You will cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’
If you remove the yoke from your midst, The pointing of the finger and speaking wickedness,
10 And if you give yourself to the hungry And satisfy the desire of the afflicted, Then your light will rise in darkness And your gloom will become like midday. 11 “And the Lord will continually
guide you, And satisfy your desire in scorched places, And give strength to your bones; And you
will be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water whose waters do not fail. 12 “Those from among you will rebuild the ancient ruins; You will raise up the age-old foundations; And you will
be called the repairer of the breach, The restorer of the streets in which to dwell. (NASB)

Mark 11:22-24
22 And Jesus *answered saying to them, “Have faith in God. 23 Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him. 24 Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you. (NASB)

Mark 9:28-29
28 And when He had come into the house, His disciples asked Him privately, “Why could we not cast it out?” 29 So He said to them, “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.” (NKJV)

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