Fasting For Common Ground
FASTING AS A CHURCH
Chances are you are among the massive majority of Christians who rarely or never fast. It’s not because we haven’t read our Bibles or sat under faithful preaching or heard about the power of fasting, or even that we don’t genuinely want to do it. Let us gear up for a challenge and watch God move.
Every Wednesday (For 6 Weeks.) Common Ground wants to challenge everyone to fast and expect God to move.
Every Wednesday we want you to move into a time of prayer and fasting from early morning when you wake up and fast through lunch time. By mid afternoon, break your fast.
As you are fasting:
Try different kinds of fasting.
The typical form of fasting is personal, private, and partial, but we find a variety of forms in the Bible: personal and communal, private and public, congregational and national, regular and occasional, absolute and partial. In particular, as a church we are fasting together.
We are asking God to move in our church in three different ways:
1) To make Disciples. We want everyone to be committed to the kingdom work at Common Ground and to see others come to Christ. We are asking God to GROW OUR COMMUNITY.
2) For generosity to explode.
Plead with special earnestness for God’s help as the church seeks new ministry opportunies. New ministry endeavors need people who are generous of their time and finances. We need to give.
3) For God's Favor
We need God to move us in the right direction. Pray for God to unleash His divine guidance on us as a church.
Fast from something other than food.
Fasting from food is not necessarily for everyone. Some health conditions keep even the most devout from the traditional course.
However, fasting is not limited to abstaining from food.
“Fasting should really be made to include abstinence from anything which is legitimate in and of itself for the sake of some special spiritual purpose.”
If the better part of wisdom for you, in your health condition, is not to go without food, consider fasting from television, computer, social media, or some other regular enjoyment that would bend your heart toward greater enjoyment of Jesus.