This scripture was laid on my heart:
Joel 2:12-13» Therefore also now, says the Lord, turn and keep on coming to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning [until every hindrance is removed and the broken fellowship is restored]. Rend your hearts and not your garments and return to the Lord, your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in loving-kindness; and He revokes His sentence of evil [when His conditions are met].
Many people are observing series of fasting this period. However, I want to remind you that it’s not about going without food alone but what you do alongside the ‘no food’ action. Why are you fasting? Just as a tradition? Or because your heart longs to be closer to God?
This is a great opportunity to mend the broken fences of our relationships with God. It is time to decide to abstain from sin henceforth and to ask for grace to stay pure. It is time for true revival. A time of restoration. A time to return to God, broken and ready to allow Him touch us with His love. This is the time to be grateful to God for the salvation of our souls. It is time to re-dedicate our lives to Him. To surrender all to Him. To decide to serve Him alone. It’s time to forsake all our evil ways and not return to them.
Fasting without prayers is hunger-strike. Couple your fast with prayers- lots of prayers. Meditate on God’s Words. Carry out some evaluation on your life. Repent of your ungodly ways. Return to God. Receive strength for your spirit.
May God hear your prayers as you wait on Him this season in Jesus’ name.
~OMOSEBI Mary Omolola