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29 entries from January 2011

Tuesday Fasting: Hall of Faith

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I have been amazed and blessed to see how many of you are fasting and how you have loved and supported and prayed for one another in the comments. This is an amazing online community of Christians who are living out their faith in 2011. Love you, Lynn

Rosheeda Lee:

Today's Activity: Hall of Faith. Three earmarks for yourself, your spouse, and for your children. For one year, two years, and three years.

For myself, I am believing God for:

For my spouse, I am believing God for:

For our children, I am believing God for:

2011, 2012, 2013

Print out the fasting guide and record your answers there.

2011 Fasting Guide (PDF)

Today's Focus: the unsaved - all unsaved. Which would include spouses and kids, but is really a specific prayer for all unbelievers to have an opportunity to know God for themselves...

Faith isn’t about how you feel. It’s about what you do. Today is about taking the risk to live faith out loud. It’s about learning to expect God. There are a couple of things you need to know:

(1) The things God wants you to believe Him for will not come without work.

(2) They will be worth every bit of the battle to receive them.

For the Christ-follower, the risk is not in whether or not you will be given the victory. That has already been decided. The risk is in whether or not you will endure the process necessary to lay claim to that which has already been reserved specifically for you...

Take the challenge today and really seek God for the impossible. I’m telling you, He will blow your mind. Share with us in the comments.

One thing for you and one for your spouse that God is asking you to believe Him for. And be encouraged. God is doing much in this week, even now…

Ro

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Lynn has wonderfully mapped out the steps we all need to walk through to develop and grow this vital relationship with Him. This was the Lord’s intent for her transformation journey all along, and His intent for you too. Here she has spelled out the spiritual truths behind the principles and talked us through how she applied them. These truths are universally applicable to us all, though as the details of our lives, situations and hearts will be different, we will apply them differently. - Reader Review from Barnes & Noble.


Monday Fasting: Ask for a Word

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Remember the end of day two will be the most difficult as your hunger rises. As the pangs in your stomach roar, that is your call to pray for perseverance and to lean fully into the power of God.

Prayer Guide

Rosheeda Lee:

Today’s Activity: Ask for a word for the year for yourself and one for your spouse. Write it down and keep it close to your heart.

Today’s Focus: People in our spheres of influence. Pray for whatever concerns them, for their needs spiritually first, then naturally.

“I am not a sieve. I am Lord of ALL, good and bad alike. I want My people to understand that I am MASTER, not just a god who sits high and filters out the ‘bad’ things, only allowing blessings to filter through into the lives of My people. I want My people to want ME, not My hand. I want them to understand that I use ALL THINGS to work and will for My good pleasure in their lives.

I know their physical needs, their natural desires, but I will not give them those things at the cost of their spiritual health. I will not allow My people to die, for the sake of being popular among the pagans. I want instead that My people should live and thrive from the inside out – in plain view of the unbelievers.

I am a Giver of good things, but that means more than just possessions. Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. Seek ye first MY kingdom and MY righteousness and all else will be added unto you.”

I think that says it all.

Ro

 

So how did your fasting go yesterday. Are you ready for increased temptation, the enemy is ramping up, put on your armor. Let me know how your doing and how to pray for you. Hugs, Lynn

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Lynn has wonderfully mapped out the steps we all need to walk through to develop and grow this vital relationship with Him. This was the Lord’s intent for her transformation journey all along, and His intent for you too. Here she has spelled out the spiritual truths behind the principles and talked us through how she applied them. These truths are universally applicable to us all, though as the details of our lives, situations and hearts will be different, we will apply them differently. - Reader Review from Barnes & Noble.


Sunday: Let the Fast Begin - Seek God for a Verse

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Remember it's in the evening that your hunger will begin to really ramp up. Lean into God and pray when those hunger pangs start. With each growl that is a calling to whisper words of prayer, to sit with your Bible to ask for strength. Drink plenty of water, at least 1 gallon of purified water today. Juice and broth when needed.

(Downloadable Prayer Guide PDF)

Rosheeda Lee:

Let me just say, gang, that I am SO honored to do this with you every year. It’s such a privilege to live out the faith I hold so dear with other Believers! I’ve missed you!

Today’s Activity: Seek God for a verse for yourself and one for your mate for 2011. Write it and turn it into a prayer. Hold them close to your hearts.

Today’s Focus: Personal submission for ourselves and prayer specifically for our households and extended families.

Three words for my 2010. LONG. PAINFUL. OVERWHELMING.

Three words for my God in 2010: ADONAI. NISSI. SHAMMAH.

He has been my Master, my Banner, and my Present Help. He wants to be that for you too. But it can only be that way if a) you submit and b) you embrace His Sovereignty. Seriously. It’s the only way. Today make a commitment to submit yourself to His work no matter how it feels or how it looks. Press into Him and really make some choices today. God doesn’t want part-time service. Almost doesn’t count. Decide today whether you are in or out.

If you’re not coming into 2011 to play to win, you may as well pack your bags and head on back to the house. For real. If you don’t intend to walk away with victory, if this is just a nice way to start the year off on a good note, then stop now. See, here’s the deal. I have some inside information on this thing: ‘The evil one did not come to play only to lose. He came to win. But God says, “He will not have victory in your life if you will take My hand and follow Me. If you will do as I say, if you will trust Me – even in your pain – you will be victorious. I. ALWAYS. PREVAIL.”

Victory only comes by submission and obedience – over and over and over again, and no matter the circumstances. Satan may not intend to lose. But God DOESN’T lose. So you see, it’s all a matter of what team you play for. And just to be clear, a choice to live on your terms, absent God’s direction, is a choice for the losing team – because God is going to have His way, whether or not you are a willing participant.

He spoke to me on Wednesday morning and He said to me: ‘Your best intentions are not greater than My sovereignty.’ Take that to heart.

His word says in Romans 9:15-16: 'For He says to Moses, "I WILL HAVE MERCY ON WHOM I HAVE MERCY, AND I WILL HAVE COMPASSION ON WHOM I HAVE COMPASSION." So then it does not depend on the man who wills or the man who runs, but on God who has mercy.' Submit and respect that He is in control of the good AND the bad.

I want you to know that Lynn, Dineen, and I have been praying specifically for each of you for many weeks now. God has given us clear burdens and convictions about this fast and I feel compelled to share them with you. This fast will not be one where hands are held and we spoon-feed truth. This is all about discovery for each of us. God wants us to ‘learn to relish the taste of (spiritual) meat’. Expect Him, but on His own terms. Embrace the beauty of the unexpected work and way of Jehovah. Know that what seems good is not always good and that what FEELS right is not always best.

This year is a year of transformation and re-organization in many, many lives. Let your life be one of them. We love you and we are praying for you and seeking with you. Ro

Let us know how you are doing through the day. We will be checking in here as well to share our experience in the comments. Hugs, Lynn

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Share your voice, heart and love in the comments. 

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Lynn has wonderfully mapped out the steps we all need to walk through to develop and grow this vital relationship with Him. This was the Lord’s intent for her transformation journey all along, and His intent for you too. Here she has spelled out the spiritual truths behind the principles and talked us through how she applied them. These truths are universally applicable to us all, though as the details of our lives, situations and hearts will be different, we will apply them differently. - Reader Review from Barnes & Noble.


Saturday: A Calling To Fast

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Psalm 37:4 Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires.

Fasting.

I was chatting with a friend of mine about fasting. She said she had fasted several times. She fasts for three or four days at a time.

I asked her, "Why do you think fasting prayer affects our Father's heart with more power than prayer alone."

Her reply was quite insightful: "One of our basic needs as a human being is food. We crave it and need it to live. It is a fundemental part of our daily living, an entrical part. But, when we stop eating and turn that basic need over to God, it is one of the most profound offereings we can give Him.

We don't sacrifice on alter's to Him anymore but we can sacrifice our self, in other words, one of our basic needs." ~Lillia

Let's remember Jesus during his time of testing, He fasted for 40 days. He said, "It is written, 'Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.'"

Let's look at Jericho. They prayed and marched for seven days. And do you know what happened, the walls fell down with only the shouts of the people. 

God is calling me to crash through the walls, to bring them down. I have a top 10 He wants to bring forth, so, I am going to fast and pray. To humble myself not because I want my top 10 but I want to draw closer to God so I can hear His thoughts about my top 10 and how he will move me forward in them.

Join me starting today. Here is the fasting Guide to start our week. Write me as you move through this day. Remember tomorrow will be even more difficult. Don't let the devil stop you. Much is at stake. Be blessed, Lynn

Prayer and Fasting Guide

Top 10 for 2011

 How to Make Your Spiritual Experience the Best it Can Be ~Campus Crusade

So, Are you ready???

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Share your voice, heart and love in the comments. 

MAJ Cover 100 size Thumb

Lynn has wonderfully mapped out the steps we all need to walk through to develop and grow this vital relationship with Him. This was the Lord’s intent for her transformation journey all along, and His intent for you too. Here she has spelled out the spiritual truths behind the principles and talked us through how she applied them. These truths are universally applicable to us all, though as the details of our lives, situations and hearts will be different, we will apply them differently. - Reader Review from Barnes & Noble.