Friday, January 02, 2015

Ways to be B.A.D. #2: Fast

We're talking Biblical fasting; turning down your PLATE, to get closer to GOD. 

Ezra 8:21New King James Version Fasting and Prayer for Protection

21 Then I proclaimed a fast there at the river of Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek from Him the right way for us and our little ones and all our possessions.

Ezra wanted to fast to get closer to God so that he could he the instructions on his life; the life of him and his family. He not only thought of his family but also his possessions. Why the possessions? WE aren't to keep all of our possessions if someone is in need; the poor among us. 
Read Isaiah 58 THOROUGHLY
When you turn down your plate and put your face before the Lord in prayer, you receive each and every instruction necessary for taking care of business and ministry. 

Fasting isn't hard.
  • Start slow but give up a meal or two one day
  • Drink clear liquids or water only
  • Pray and read your Bible
  • Tell no one you are fasting accept you husband
  • If you are taking meds and must eat, choose to fast the way Daniel did in Daniel 1:

 11 So Daniel said to the steward[a] whom the chief of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, 12 “Please test your servants for ten days, and let them give us vegetables to eat and water to drink. 13 Then let our appearance be examined before you, and the appearance of the young men who eat the portion of the king’s delicacies; and as you see fit, so deal with your servants.” 14 So he consented with them in this matter, and tested them ten days.
You want to be BLESSED, ANOINTED AND DESTINED. I'm not telling these ways are the only way, but fasting and praying are THE WAY. 

Dana Neal
Motivational Speaker

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