Rhapsody of Realities October 10 2023 written by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome And Today’s Message is Fasting Helps To Maintain Spiritual Focus
Our opening scripture comes from the book of Acts 13:3 which says: And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away
Rhapsody Of Realities For Today MESSAGE
There are several spiritual blessings and benefits of fasting and one of them is that it helps you maintain spiritual focus. It involves putting away food, but it’s not just about abstinence from food but all forms of distraction for the time being. This helps your spirit to become more sensitive to the Spirit of God. You become more conscious of His leading within your spirit.
At such times when your heart and mind are turned away from the things of this world unto the Lord, it becomes easy for you to receive His guidance.
If you’re going to be spiritually alert and walk spiritually, you should fast from time to time. That means to centre your attention on the Lord for the time. By doing this, your spirit gains the ascendency. When you want to deal with certain important things of the Spirit or you’re studying the Word and you want to have the insight and sensitivity of the Spirit, fast.
Through fasting and prayer, your effectiveness in the things of the Spirit is improved. Your ability to hear and receive from God is sharpened, and you’re more attuned to the finer signals and instructions of the Spirit that you need for a higher level of life; a
life of continuous glory and success. Hallelujah!.
Dear Father, my spirit is attuned to your leading, guidance, promptings, direction and voice within me. I’m receptive and responsive to you as you guide me to walk in, and fulfil, your perfect wil today, in Jesus’ Name. Amen
Sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land in the house of the Lord, your God, and cry to the Lord [in penitent pleadings].
Therefore also now, says the Lord, turn and keep on coming to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning [until every hindrance is removed and the broken fellowship is restored].
36 And there was also a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old, having lived with her husband seven years from her maidenhood,
37 And as a widow even for eighty-four years. She did not go out from the temple enclosure, but was worshiping night and day with fasting and prayer.
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About Rhapsody of Realities
Rhapsody of Realities 2023 Daily Devotional was written by Pastor Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (D.Sc., D.D. D.D). President of Loveworld Inc. aka Christ Embassy Int’l. If you have been blessed, please share your testimony by contacting us.
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