Something truly miraculous is taking place around here at Free Chapel. The presence of the Lord is filling our services in a powerful way. I would like to share with you some thoughts from my personal prayer journal that I believe will help you in the days ahead.
A very interesting story is told in the book of Ezra. Israel is rebuilding its temple and the people are shouting and praising the Lord saying, “He is good; his love toward Israel endures forever.” In verse 12 the scripture shares that while many were shouting, the older generation was weeping.
But many of the older priests and Levites and family heads, who had seen the former temple, wept aloud when they saw the foundation of this temple being laid, while many others shouted for joy.
Ezra 3:12 (NIV)
In a moment when people should have been rejoicing they were weeping because they were still stuck in the past. I want to encourage you to start fresh out of this fast. Ask God to settle some issues so that you can rejoice in the current victory He is providing.
I guess what I’m saying is, you need to change some stuff. Regardless, of what miracles the Lord does, you will not be able to receive the victory unless you make some changes. That is what fasting is all about. Preparing ourselves and minds for what the Lord wants to do in our lives. Jesus said it this way “new wine won’t work in old wineskins”(Luke 5:37).
Your future can only be a good as what you are willing to change! What needs to be changed in your life for the rest of 2012? Ask the Lord to start that work while you are fasting. I believe that fasting accelerates victories. The choice is ours…just how much do we want to see miracles this year?