One reason why we fast is so that we can be sure and convinced about God’s plan for our lives. I defined fasting as neglecting every other thing and drawing closer to God. And there is no better way to draw closer to God without studying about God. When it comes to fasting, studying is as important as praying. Praying is like breathing, while studying is like eating; if you continue praying without studying, a time will come when you would run out of points. And that’s why I think we should no longer call it “prayer and fasting”, but “studying, praying, and fasting”.
God wants to bless us, but He often waits till we find the reason why He wants to bless us. The bible says “When thou has found it, there shall be a reward”. Do not spend all your fasting time in prayers alone; engage in rigorous study about what you are praying for. Isaiah 41:21 says “present your case, and bring your strong proof”. If your proof is not strong enough, you may not get the blessing, no matter how fervent you pray. I remember how God would often refer me to a book whenever I prayed to Him regarding a matter of interest. There are times that God will prefer to give you knowledge than to give you answers to prayers. Surprisingly, most of the things we pray for are things that knowledge will easily fix.
That’s how far we’d go on today’s Timely Note. But take these last words; PRAYER CHANGES THINGS, BUT THE PRAYER THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING IS THE ONE THAT IS BACKED UP WITH KNOWLEDGE. Have a most fruitful day, in Jesus precious name!
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