10David praised the Lord in the presence of the whole assembly, saying, “Praise be to you, Lord, the God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. 11Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. 12Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. 13Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name. (1 Chronicles 29:10 – 13)
Today is dedicated to reviewing what we have learned over the past five days. We have covered the Disciplines of Prayer and Fasting. Please reflect on what we have discussed regarding the two disciplines as they relate to God’s glory. Again, I encourage you to check out the comments.
Ask God to help you to apply the lessons from his word to your life.
What did you learn this week that you can apply?
March 23, 2019 at 3:33 pm
I already know that prayer and fasting bring glory to God. As a child of God, I love knowing that I can go to God with any and everything, and then have peace in knowing that no matter the outcome, as long as I allow Him to take total control, I can accept it. Prayer is a “normal” way of life for me and it makes me feel connected to God.
As for fasting, I have never fasted. I have prayed along with family members who are fasting, but have had a “fear” of doing it myself for different reasons. The suggestion to fast for a part of the day, made the action not as intimidating for me. I made the decision to fast, all the while telling myself I had no clue what to do. I re-read the Disciplines and made notes. I also went back to Day 5: Bible Study, and made notes, and then I went to a room with several different devotionals (other than the one I use each morning) and started reading. I did not give myself a time limit. It was great to read and learn God’s word without worrying about time constraints (being on Spring Break helped), making breakfast, doing housework, etc. It was dedicated time with God and His word, and I loved it. I stopped and thought about what I read, I prayed when I wanted to if I read something I thought I should pray about, and I just took my time and thought about nothing except my time with God.
I can’t say I experienced what I have heard other people who have fasted and prayed said they experienced. I want to though. I want to fast and pray and get up off my knees feeling much closer to God than I already do. I hope that will come in time.
Any thoughts and advice are welcomed.
Have a great weekend. 🙂
March 24, 2019 at 4:12 pm
Thank you so much for sharing Joseth! Once you’ve done your part, rest assured God will do His and He knows the “experience” you need.
March 25, 2019 at 10:01 am
Thank you. 🙂