This past weekend I participated in a Prayer Fast at our church. When it was first mentioned I was all for it, then as time began to get closer I wondered if I wanted to go, but God wasn't calling me to go. Last week I realized that I needed to be there. I needed to go for two reasons: I needed peace over a situation I had no peace over, and I needed to address and put behind me my issues with pride. I told my husband I have to go! When I got there I was emotional, it was weird, I didn't know why. The evening began with 7 women. I'm not going to go into specifics about the whole evening, there's no way I could! I wanted to share 2 of the many scriptures that the Lord laid on my heart over that a 21 hour period.
Isaiah 26: 3 & 4
You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal.
The hearts of the people cry out to the Lord. O wall of the Daughter of Zion, let your tears flow like a river day and night; give yourself no relief, your eyes no rest. Arise, cry out in the night, as the watches of the night begin; pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord. Lift up your hands to him for the lives of your children, who faint from hunger at the head of every street.
The Lord gave me exactly what I needed. He comforted me with His peace and gently instructed me in His way. Where there is pride God cannot work. We discussed the different ways that pride manifests itself. There were ways we were surprised by. We prayed, sang, cried, laughed, and slept a little. We were blessed by the God inspired music of one. It added a dimension to our individual time that I will always remember and be thankful for. I found I liked V8 vegetable juice!!! We came away surprisingly refreshed, not hungry, and with a sadness that it was over. I thought that when I got home that I would be attack because that alway's seems to happen after a mountain top experience, but God shielded me from that so my family and I could have a nice quiet, blessed evening together.
To those who could not attend or did not feel lead to attend, but prayed for us, your prayers were answered!
I want to thank Nancy for being such a faithful servant of the LORD. She is a blessing and a continual well of spiritual knowledge and encouragement. I am so glad that we all get to benefit from her time with Him!
Praising God for His incredible greatness!!!!!!