Updated: Jan 6, 2020
How was your first Sunday of 2020? For me, it was spectacular! The first Sunday of the year is Vision Sunday for my church. This is the time we write down God’s vision for us, our families, business, finances etc. However, this Sunday was a bit different. Our lead pastors announced that our church name was changing to Awaken. Which brought me back to an intimate moment I had with the Lord towards the end of the summer. I asked Him what was next for me since I published my first book. The word awakening came to my spirit, I repeated this word over and over again pacing in my living room. Just then God began to download his vision into me and I quickly found my notebook to capture everything.
I’m sitting in church as my lead pastor is sharing his vision for Awaken and it was literally everything I wrote down in my notebook. Talk about mind blown! My mouth was on the floor, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing! One year ago the Holy Spirit told me to come to this church and I said no. Yes! I said no to God, don’t act like you never said no before! I was comfortable at my old church, I had been planted there for 12 years so moving did not make sense to me. After weeks of praying I decided to be obedient and transition however, since then I was asking Jesus why am I here? Every time I asked I heard nothing in response. I chose to be faithful and serve despite His silence and I’m sure in due time it will all unfold. Last night Jesus gave me a glimpse of why He called us to Awaken and I am so excited.
With all that being said, I want to invite you all to join me on a 21 day fast. Each week we’ll fast and pray over a specific topic. Week one will be on vision. The Bible says in Proverbs 29:18 “Where there is no vision (no revelation of God’s word) the people perish.” Take this opportunity to receive God’s vision for life, write it down and wrap it in prayer. Let’s not go into the new year with no vision or plan. Without clear vision it's impossible to achieve success. In the next seven days your dreams will awakened, God is going to bring to the forefront those dreams and visions you buried years ago because of word curses that were over you and your goals. Maybe you feel that you're not qualified, maybe you believe you don't have the right connects or have enough money. Let me tell you God can do so much more with the little you have and will go beyond what you could ever imagine. The cycle of laziness, procrastination and indecisiveness stops now.God is calling His people to front but we MUST be prepared. Let's time to go to work!
Please seek the Lord on how He would like you to fast, it will look different for everyone. If you mess up, it’s okay, start over!
Here are somethings you could fast:
- Social Media
- Sugar and processed foods
- Dairy products
Heaven Father during this first week of prayer and fasting opening our eyes to dream new dreams and to have new visions. Lord I also ask that You bring old dreams to life. Open our ears to hear Your voice like never before. May we spend more time in your presence not just during these 21 days but beyond. Jesus we thank You in advance for what you’re about to do in the next few weeks. In Jesus Holy Name we pray, amen.
Are you ready to see Jesus show up and show out in your life? I know I am, be expectant!