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This week kicks off my 21 days of prayer and fasting. There might be some that are asking
themselves what that might be. At the beginning of every year I take the first month of the new
year and dedicate it to God. I fast, which means for me I don't eat for 3 days and only eat
vegetables for the rest of the 21 days. I also pray during the times I normally eat and read God's
Word seeking fresh Vision and renewed Faith. I do this not just for me, but for my family and
those I get to minister to through this platform God has provided. I challenge as many as I
can to seek the Lord during this first month of the year. Give Him your First Fruits and see God
Bless the rest of your year.
As you seek the Lord during this time I want to encourage and lift you up. It is hard to give up
something that you are accustomed having, like food, TV, candy, coffee, your gaming system, Etc.
God has so much for you, and I want to make sure you don't miss out on all of it. Give Him your
everything, and see your everything become so much more than you ever imagined.
Everyday I'll have an encouragement and scripture, then it's up to you to take what I give you and
study it more. God has so much for you, so determine in your mind to seek after Him and receive
all He has for you. I've been doing this Fast for over 13 years now and I've learned it's all about the
mind. You must determine in you mind first that you will do this fast, and when it gets hard, let
God be your strength. In 1 Corinthians 12 Paul tells us, "Christ's power works best in weakness".
Pray during this season that God gives you more Vision, more Love, and more Faith. Not 10x
more, not 100x more, but 1000x more.
As you start your Fast the First thing to do is put your "Reliance on God". John 3:30 tells us "He
must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less". I encourage you to pray that
today. Just say "Lord, I give you everything in my life. I am nothing without you. Become my
everything and let me decrease and You increase."
Are you ready for more?