Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Promises from Scripture

I thought today I would share some of the scriptures that I wrote out in my fasting journal as a reminder of why I'm fasting and of God's presence and help.

Proverbs 16:3
"Commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed."

Matthew 6:33
"But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and all these 
things will be given to you as well."

Psalm 20:4
"May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed."

Philippians 4:6
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and
petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."

James 5:16b
"The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective." 

2 Corinthians 10:4-5
"The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the 
contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We
demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against
the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it 
obedient to Christ."

1 Samuel 15:22
"To obey is better than sacrifice."

Because I was also praying about paying off student loans I added some scriptures that specifically spoke to the topic of debt. (This, by the way, was one of the prayers that God said "no" to.)  :)

It is important to make scripture reading and memorization a part of your fast. It is in scripture that God reveals himself to us and we learn about him. There are no wrong scriptures to choose. Which ones speak to you? Ask God for his guidance in finding and choosing some scriptures for your fast. 

Write them out. 

Begin to memorize them. 

Read them daily and ask God for a new and deeper understanding of his word. 

Be sure to record your thoughts on what God is teaching you and how he is speaking to you. 

If you plan to pray about a specific topic but can't find scriptures that relate, ask your pastor or someone you trust to help you. You can also request some assistance here. You can post a topic anonymously if you'd like to and I will post back with some scripture references that might be helpful. 

If you don't want to post on the blog, but would like some help, feel free to contact me privately at:  Sherri

What are you thoughts on fasting? Have you decided? Let me hear from you.

19 days and counting...

I'm praying for you. 


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