Fast 2020 – Quiet Time #12
The next part of the packet is designed to challenge your faith and make you consider if you are a spiritual infant or mature(ing) in Christ. Are you kingdom focused or is your focus on the world?
Christ wants us to be inwardly focused …. Inwardly focused on Him!!
For the rest of the fast commit to abstaining from media (tv, internet and the like for non work related purposes)/social media and instead invest that time with your family and the body of Christ.
Memory scripture: 1 John 2:15-17
Quiet Time #12
1 Kings 19:19-21
Elisha burned his yoke and cooked his oxen. He made clear that following Elijah was the most important thing to him to the extent that he let his old ambitions die. His oxen were his livelihood and in his ambition as a farmer, it would be to use his oxen to gain more. Instead, he put his old ambition behind him, gaining a new one in following Elijah. In the same way, we must let our old ambitions die. If Jesus is Lord of our lives, we aim to please him with our lives and his ambitions now become ours. During you time with God today consider have you pursued God ambitions or are your goals number one in your life.
Our theme scripture is 1 John 2:15-17:
Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.
Starts January 1st at 12am
Ends January 19th together after our worship service
Pray for leadership and boldness for the Columbus Church to spread the gospel. Pray for maturity and growth in the church.
Pray weekly with someone in the church. Pray for everyone in your ministry and at least one day a week pray for everyone in the church. Also pray for people in your life that you would like to see become Christians. In fact it would be great to create a list so you have a reminder of who your praying for.
Write out a spiritual hit list Decide what you will be fasting from before the fast begins. Think through and pray about it before you decide share it with your family group. We are asking for you to keep a journal each day of the fast.