"You will never succeed in life if you try to hide your sins. Confess them and give them up; then God will show mercy to you." Prov. 28:13
"Fasting is a means of seeing a spiritual breakthrough for a physical or emotional problem." —Gary Rohrmayer
This is why we fast. We get our eyes off of trying to control everyone and everything. We stop managing our problems and get still before God. We humble ourselves through abstinence, believing that God's grace will be enough.
Grace is the power to change. Grace is the power God gives me to make the changes in my life that I want to make and He wants me to make—the power to change. To recover from hurts, hang-ups, and hassles in your life, you need God's grace. How do you get it? Only one way: He gives it to the humble.
1. I admit that I am powerless to change my past. It hurts, I still remember it, but all the resentment in the world isn't going to change it.
2. I admit that I am powerless to control other people. I try, but it doesn't work. I am responsible for my actions, not theirs.
3. I admit that I am powerless to cope with my harmful habits, behaviors, and actions. Good intentions are not enough. How many times have I tried and failed. Will power is not enough. I need something more than will power. I need a source of power beyond myself.
It's time to make a change. During 21 Days of Prayer you can experience a breakthrough. In His grace, God chooses to set His people set free from the besetting sins that affect our relationship with Him.
God is willing to help the humble. Today focus your prayers on those hurts, habits and hang ups that need spiritual healing to overcome.
Dear Heavenly Father, Your Word tells me that I can’t heal my hurts, hang-ups, and habits by just saying they are not there. Help me! Parts of my life, or all of my life, are out of control. Through this fast, God, please show me what you need me to know. I now know that I cannot “fix” myself and that the true healing can only be done through You. It seems the harder I try to do the right thing, the more I struggle. Lord, I want to step out of my own ways, and into your ways. Step out of my denial and into the truth… Your truth Father. I humbly ask for You to continue to show me the way to Your will through these 21 Days of Pray. In Your Son’s Name, Amen.
On the journey with you,