Want to have a big church? Just check around because there are countless seminars to attend, books to read, and mentors to help with your dream. If you follow their advice, I am sure you will have a good chance at having a big church with a beautiful building.
If this is your goal, God bless you in your undertaking.
Now, if you want a powerful church, save your money because I have a plan on how to do this. But I have to warn you ahead of time that you probably will never need a big building for your group. In fact, the majority of your meetings will most likely fit into a small closet or a phone booth.
What’s my suggested plan of action? Make fasting and prayer one of the foundations for your church.
…Fasting like yours this day will not make your voice to be heard on high. (Isaiah 58:4)
The above verse is written in the negative, but it still gives us insight into why proper fasting is important: to make our voices to be heard on high. Isn’t this what prayer is all about?
Let’s be honest with each other, okay?
We American Christians are not good at fasting. Yes, we may like the idea of fasting and even believe it’s biblical, but when the rubber meets the road, most of us lack the discipline that it takes to fast.
I am sure the answers are varied, but the biggest reason is that we are not desperate enough as yet to embrace fasting.
Besides having our voices heard on high, what are some other reasons that fasting can make our prayers more effective?
(Continued in Part 14…earlier parts can be read by clicking here or above on the header.)