SPIRITUAL SENSITIVITY THROUGH PRAYERS AND FASTING!
As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, “Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them (Acts 13:2).
So many Christians are so lazy when it comes to the issue of prayers and fasting in life. Of a truth, prayers and fasting do not change the Mind of God but they have the potentials to sharpen our spiritual sensitivity in life. The Bible says in the opening text that as they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, “Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that God indeed wants him to always sharpen his spiritual sensitivity through prayers and fasting to the glory of God in life forever.
The Bible gives us a vivid case study with the life of Prophet Daniel in life. Of course, prayers and fasting were the weapons that made Daniel great and enabled him to fulfill his ministry gloriously in life. That is why the Bible states clearly in Daniel 9:3 thus, “Then I set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes.” If not for constant prayers and fasting, Daniel would not have received the apocalypse of the End-Time in life. Therefore, a Christian is hereby admonished to be spiritually sensitive with divine power of the Holy Spirit in life forever.
The Bible further gives us another vivid case study about Prophetess Anna in life. She was a widow who devoted her time to the Lord through prayers and fasting in life. That is the reason why the Bible says in Luke 2:37, “And this woman was a widow of about eighty-four years, who did not depart from the temple, but served God with fasting and prayers night and day.” It was as a result of prayers and fasting she got the revelation of the dedication of Jesus Christ, the Messiah of the whole wide world in life. In fact, it is the absolute duty of a Christian to always devote his time with prayers and fasting in fulfilling his life and ministry to the glory of God forever.
Daily Tip: Every Christian should make sacrifice and commitment to always sharpen his spiritual sensitivity through prayers and fasting in life and ministry forever. Shalom!
Golden Text: So when they had appointed elders in every church, and prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed (Acts 14:23).
PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED
- Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
- Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
- Oh Lord my Father! Give Me Your grace to always sharpen my spiritual sensitivity to Your glory through prayers and fasting in life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
- Holy Spirit! I bind spiritual laziness in my life and ministry forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
- Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.
For Further Study: Jonah 3. RBT: 1 KINGS 1-4