Friday, June 22, 2007

Not So Fast

From my hubby's brain:

Just wanted to remind everyone that we're in the middle of a national forty day season of fasting and prayer that ends with The Call Nashville on 7-7-07, so there is still plenty of time to participate.

I'm excited about the focus of the fast, a call for the church to repent and return to the pursuit of righteousness, and to no longer tolerate apathy and sin in our lives. There is a particular emphasis on overturning legal abortion in our land.

I was reading Isaiah 58 today because it describes God's attitude toward fasting. You should read it during this fast; it’s only fourteen verses. The first two verses really stood out to me.

"Cry aloud, spare not; Lift up your voice like a trumpet; Tell My people their transgression, And the house of Jacob their sins. Yet they seek Me daily, And delight to know My ways, As a nation that did righteousness, And did not forsake the ordinance of their God. They ask of Me the ordinances of justice; They take delight in approaching God." (Isa 58:1-2)

Kind of scary, isn't it? There are some demonic strongholds that God won't throw down until the church partners with Him in prayer and repentance, and we can't effectively pray against things we're in agreement with by our actions.

Guess it's time to get serious.


ElizabethMThompson said...

My daughter and her YWAM team will be participating in THE CALL also. She is very excited about what God is doing. God is good.


Rachel Hauck said...

Elizabeth, that is awesome. We have a bunch of kids and adults going from here.

I'll be at a retreat in Atlanta, but praying nonetheless. God is good!