What do you seek of the Lord today? For me, I desire to have a pure heart before God.
I seek the Lord for a pure heart so that I can demonstrate the fruits of His Holy Spirit to others. This includes to men, women, and children of all ages. A pure heart keeps me right with God and away from sin.
~”Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”~Matthew 5:8, NIV~
I am not perfect in any way. In order for me to be able to continue to demonstrate righteousness before God in my relationship with Him, I must pray and fast in private. Not all of my battles have to be fought openly. They are best won when fought in private.
As I fight my battles I fast. When I fast, I choose from a certain material thing or food to restrict myself from for the day, days, or weeks. Fasting keeps my heart pure before God so that I can be able to heart from Him more clearly.
One morning, I fasted from eating breakfast. I noticed that as I fasted from eating breakfast that I was hungry, but my heart for God was developing more and more as my desire for Him grew.
I did not eat until 12:00 pm noon on that day. I noticed that when I ate lunch on that day that the anointing of God was able to fall more directly on me and I could feel the presence of God all the more! Praise the Lord!
Besides fasting, I also pray before God. I mainly pray in the early morning hours of the day, like around 4 am or 5 am because that is how I fight and win my battles: early in the morning during my quiet times that I spend with the Lord.
I love to pray because that is one of the many ways that I am able to have fellowship with God. God loves for me to be able to come to Him, as His daughter, and to petition my prayer requests before Him.
I pray to the Lord with whatever He puts on my mind. I even pray for those, who do not like me. I pray even for my family to have salvation from God so that they can come to know Him and be saved. It is the will of God for everyone to be saved.
~”for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”~Romans 10:13, NIV~
God wants everyone to fast to Him. God also wants everyone to bow before Him in prayer. God desires for EVERYONE to be saved. Are you willing to take that next step?
If so, then say this prayer with me:
I know that I am a sinner. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sins. I confess my sins to You and acknowledge my need for You in my life. Come into my heart and lead me as my personal Lord and Savior today.
In Jesus’ name,
If you said this prayer, then you just entered into the kingdom of God as one of God’s children. You are a born-again son or daughter of God through the Lord Jesus Christ! God bless you in your journey with Him as you let Him lead you in fasting and prayer for all of the days of your life!