Prayer and Fasting #6–He Restores!

I believe there is a progression of actions God takes when His people turn their backs on Him: 1) He calls them back–through Prophets, the Word, Preachers, the Holy Spirit, etc. 2) If they refuse to listen, He removes His hand of blessing (which they may have previously enjoyed, but have not given Him credit […]

Prayer and Fasting #5–Open the Door!

What is the point of times of Prayer and Fasting? Why do we do it? Is it because somebody tells us we should? Is it because we feel guilty and want our guilt removed? Is it because we realize we’ve gotten off track from God and want to get right again? Yes–all of the above…and […]

Prayer and Fasting #4–Friends with this World

What is your attitude toward our world, and specifically our culture? Do you go along and let it influence and define you? Most of us probably do–at least, to a large extent. That’s a problem, though–because this world is not our home! “Dear friends, I warn you as “temporary residents and foreigners” to keep away […]

Prayer and Fasting #3–Are You Thirsty?

Have you ever been really thirsty? Maybe after a round of Basketball in the driveway, or after mowing the lawn on a hot summer day? What do you do? When I was a kid I’d play basketball almost all summer long at my friend Rob’s house. Afterward, we’d go in and have an ice-cold Mountain […]

Prayer and Fasting #1–Key Questions

Many of you have heard of “Prayer and Fasting”; some of you have done it. Others wonder what it’s all about. Let me answer a few questions about it:   1) WHAT is ‘prayer and fasting’? To Pray is to communicate with God about something specific. To Fast is to limit yourself voluntarily so that […]