Saturday, January 23, 2010

day twenty

Day 20

I believe that as we fast and we pray, fasting is waiting on GOD. Fasting is waiting on GOD.

But those who wait for the Lord’s help find renewed strength;

they rise up as if they had eagles’ wings,

they run without growing weary,

they walk without getting tired.

Isaiah 40:31 (NET)

Fasting is waiting on the LORD. The thing that I heard the LORD say in my spirit is when you fast this year I am going to give people back their wings.

There are two kinds of people that need wings. People who have been devastated. Something has happened that has crushed their hopes and devastated their dreams. It feels like their lives can never be put back together. GOD says if you will wait on ME in this fast I will give you back your wings. You can soar above your problems. You can uncage yourself from every limitation of the enemy. I will give you the power to soar again. You have lost your wings, you have been devastated but I am going to give people their wings back.

Then there is a second kind of person who is fighting for their dream. They are trying and doing everything to work to make it happen. They cannot get it off the ground. Have you ever seen a bird that tried to fly but could not get off the ground? That is how some people are with their ministry, or with their calling, or with their business, or with their purpose, or with that marriage. They are trying and fighting for it but they just can’t get it off the ground. GOD says I am going to give you the power of the wings. I am going to give you your wings. If you wait on ME during this 21 day fast I will give you your wings back. You are going to soar. What you could not get off the ground…

It is going to soar again!

This reminds me of Timothy preaching at the beginning of the year about how NLBC is going to see healing this year. Healing physically, spiritually, emotionally. GOD wants us to be whole. HE wants to touch not only our spirits, but everything about us. HE wants us to be overcomers and how can we do that if we are hurting? GOD has greater plans for us than we even imagine (Jer. 29:11).

When I look back over how far GOD has brought us in 2009 it thrills my heart to think about what HE is going to do in 2010. I have learned to trust more. I have learned to bask in HIS grace more. I have learned that ALL things work together for the good. I am working on continually renewing my mind to be more like CHRIST. I have relearned to give thanks in EVERY situation. GOD is amazing and HE has blessed me abundantly. But, it is not over!! HE has greater things mapped out for my life in 2010. In JESUS Name!

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