Hey One Church Family, With the kickoff of 2019 we’re given abundant opportunities from the Lord. Whether you’re looking forward to a fresh start, excited to see plans continue unfolding, or hoping for breakthrough in a specific area of your life, fasting is a powerful spiritual discipline observed all throughout Scripture.
If you’re not familiar with fasting, don’t worry-we’ve broken it down for you in detail on the OneChurch app -> Events -> Fast. In a nutshell, fasting is designed for believers to give something up, creating more dependancy on the C.ord.
In Scripture, we typically see believers fast food or different kinds of foods, but we don’t want to limit you. Maybe you’ll feel led to give up TV/movies, or you realize that social media takes up a lot of your time. The point is voluntarily sacrificing something(s) and pursuing more of God instead. (Visit the OneChurch app For more info on types of Fasts)
The Bible often mentions people fasting individually (Matthew 6:16-18), however, there are times in Scripture when a corporate fast is called. Acts records: “While they were worshiping the Lord and Fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart For me Barnabas and Saul For the work to which I have called them.” So after they had Fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off” (13:2-3).
We’ve experienced the faithful hand of a good God orchestrate massive miracles in our church over the past few years-expanding us to S campuses and hundreds of powerhouse believers all throughout the valley (that’s you!) that we get to call family!
With that said, we believe the Lord is leading us to fast corporately as one big church family-and just like fasting led Paul and Barnabas to change the course of history, we anticipate a supernatural move of God to unlock potential, broaden horizons, and increase our sensitivity to the Holy Spirit.
Are you in?