Guest blog post today from: www.restorationnwa.org
6 WAYS TO SUPERCHARGE YOUR FAST
Nehemiah 9: 1-3
1Now in the twenty and fourth day of this month the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, and with sackclothes, and earth upon them. 2And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.And they stood up in their place, and read in the book of the law of the LORD their God one fourth part of the day; and another fourth part they confessed, and worshipped the LORD their God.
1. Gather together with other believers for special times of prayer
Use small groups or the buddy system to help you make it through the process. Get plugged in with all of the activities happening in the ministry during the fast and with others who are committed to consecrating themselves before God.
2. Separate yourself from non-believing influences
Deliberately separate yourself from ungodly influences because your spirit is open during this time. Limit your time spent on computers, watching television, excessive email, secular music, and other forms of entertainment. THIS IS GOD’S TIME!
3. Confess your sins
As you fast, repent. God will allow you to see yourself and begin to bring up and reveal your actions and attitudes that are not pleasing in His sight and the unrighteousness that is keeping you from being in right standing with God (I John 1:9)
4. Spend extra time in God’s Word
Read the Bible now more than ever. Commit to reading the entire Bible in one year.
5. Confess the Word
Speak the Word of God over your family, over your health, and over your finances
Listen to CD’s of preaching and teaching of God’s Word. Feed your spirit only the Word of God. Be passionate about worship during your time of fasting. Set aside time to praise and worship God and dwell in His presence.