A Story of Surrender

Wisdom and Discernment

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I'm finding myself at a loss for for words

And the funny thing is it's okay
The last thing I need is to be heard
But to hear what You would say

Word of God speak
Would you pour down like rain
Washing my eyes to see
Your majesty
To be still and know
That you're in this place
Please let me stay and rest
In your holiness
Word of God speak

Lyrics to Word of God Speak by Third Day

I hope you all are having an amazing week.  Chances are good that you are under spiritual attack, as sometime happens during weeks like this.  Hang in there!  We are down to 2 days.  I can’t wait to hear the praise reports – big and small - from our time of fasting.

I was trying to think if I had a testimony to share about fasting for wisdom and discernment, but sadly I don’t.  I am a rash decision maker.  I know the thought has occurred to me to do this, but in the end – I just make decisions because I don’t like them hanging in the air.  I wonder what would be different and how much heartache I may have saved myself if I had simply taken a day to fast about big crossroads I’ve come to.  I will admit, sadly, that there have also been times when I was pretty sure I didn’t want to “hear” what God had to say about it.

After reading Monday’s comments, it was clear that many of us are in need of wisdom and discernment.  There is no better time to pray and listen and get alone with God than when fasting.  So, if you haven’t made time to do that this week, do so today.

Father,

I come before you today, thankful for each and every person participating in the community fast this week.  I pray that each of us in the SUM community will see a clearly marked path before us.  I pray that Your voice is clear and distinct in directing us in the ways we should go.  I pray that whether we turn to the right or to the left, our ears will hear a voice behind us, saying, “This is the way you should go.”  Give us patience to wait for guidance from You when answers don’t come quickly.  Fill us with peace as we make these hard decisions in our lives.  Be with us every step of the way, Father, and gently nudge us back when we get off track.  In your Holy Name, we pray.  Amen!

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Marching Around Jericho is a spiritual guide. As you read through the pages, powerful and transformative instruction and equipping takes place. We follow Jesus as he leads us around the walls, imparting kingdom truths with each passing, finally arriving at the gates of the walled-off city, our spouse’s unbelieving heart. After the circles in prayer are complete, we arrive fully prepared to command the walls to crumble and be removed, making a way for our spouse to step from the rubble of lies and captivity, into faith and freedom!

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