SPIRITUAL SENSITIVITY THROUGH PRAYER 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 prayer and fasting. Of a truth, prayer and fasting do not change God but it has the potentials to sharpen our spiritual sensitivity. 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.” Every Christian needs to often sharpen his spiritual sensitivity to the glory of God.
The Bible gives us a vividly case study with the life of Prophet Daniel. Of course, prayer and fasting were the weapons that made Daniel great and enabled him to fulfill his ministry gloriously. No wonder 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 prayer and fasting, Daniel would not have received the apocalypse of the End-Time.
The Bible further gives us another vivid case study about Prophetess Anna. She was a widow who devoted her time to the Lord through prayer and fasting. That is 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 prayer and fasting she got the revelation of the dedication of Jesus Christ, the Messiah.
Daily Tip: Every Christian should make sacrifice and commitment to always sharpen his spiritual sensitivity through prayer and fasting. 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 prayer and fasting in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
- Holy Spirit! I bind spiritual laziness in my life and ministry 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: PS. 100-102.
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