How You Know God’s Voice – and you should be listening – 40 days of prayer, day #8

God is listening to your cries, petitions and your silence. How can you learn His voice if you aren’t taking the time to listen? How will you ever discern that it is indeed, Him, speaking if you do not take the time to meditate on His Word? We all want to know it is God’s heart that we hear – rather than our emotions, our circumstances talking or the enemy screaming lies. It takes time to know His voice and hopefully, you are taking seriously these 40 days of pressing in… I’ve kept sheep for a time, but it’s goats that have taken up residence in the barn and pasture for years now. I am the main caregiver of the goats, a shepherd so to speak. They are dependent upon me. Other people can come up to the barn and next to the...

Because He’s Worthy, That’s Why. 40 Days of Prayer – Day #8

Why in the world would a bunch of women from all over the world want to spend a lot of time in prayer and fasting? Why in the world would they want to get up earlier, put some things on hold, give up some spare time, and spare eating and a whole lotta “me” time? Because He is worthy of our time. He is beginning and end, Alpha and Omega…that means, He’s always existed. Everything you see, everything you’ve experienced, the Kingdoms and people you’ve read about about ….will all pass away and have…but He will not. He stands. Forever. He is the only thing lasting, good, holy and just. He is worthy so worthy – He took your penalty, your sin, your vile attempts at self rescue. And because He listens to us. Even...

Spoken For – 40 Days of Prayer Day #6

You want to fit in, belong, be a part of something, be associated with something. And if you are joining in our 40 day time of prayer and fasting…you are linking with a bunch of us who are spending a concentrated time pressing into God – in unison – though we are individuals with individual needs…we are all His children. There are a lot of voices telling you who you are, what you need and who you need to be. These same voices tell you – you don’t measure up, you fail, you aren’t part of something…you aren’t anything but another lost face in the crowd -  or just another fish in the vast ocean. From the time you were little, you were pegged for something – you were smart, skinny, short, fast,...

40 Days of Prayer Day #5

Remember that woman named Anna – that prophetess who had been widowed after only 7 years of marriage? She spent the rest of her days in the temple. Fasting. Praying. For decades…until she was 84 years old – until she was able to behold with her own eyes, hold with her own hands and speak of with her old and feeble voice…of the Savior. Oh, how long she’d waited to see God in the flesh, redemption born into the darkness. We don’t like to wait for something for five minutes let alone until we are an old woman! But right at the moment when Mary’s heart has to be reeling…I mean Simeon had just explained to her that her heart would be pierced. She was holding her eight day old son and some guys’ telling her...

40 Days of Prayer Day #3

God’s heart is for you and for your to succeed – even when it come to pressing into Him. Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you, he rises to who you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him! Isaiah 30:18 Did you catch what He’s saying to you – HE LONGS, HE RISES, HE BLESSES. His love for you is one of action. That’s why you are now partaking in 40 days of action to show Him how much you desire His presence and wisdom in your life. You’ve gotten into the boat, you are headed out onto the waters, trusting that He’s going to meet you there. Keep in mind that it’s up to you to keep rowing. It’s up to you to keep crossing through the placid places of peace and the turbulent...

40 Days of Prayer – Day Two

Immediately after Jesus was baptized the Holy Spirit sent him into the wilderness and into a time of prayer and fasting for 40 days. He wasn’t sent to a posh and comfy hotel or on a cruise, or wasn’t encouraged to take some time to chill, find himself or even go out there and storm the world with the fact that He was God in the flesh. Nope. He was sent to the desert. He knew hunger and thirst. And he was alone. And guess who shows up…the enemy. He entices and attempts to get Christ side tracked and occupied with the things his body was craving…he offered him everything – even the world. Every time the Son of God responds with the living, breathing, active, heart-piercing, life-changing WORD OF GOD. After that time of intensity and...

40 Days of Prayer and Fasting

40 Days of Prayer and Fasting

Today was the first day of our time of setting aside the next 40 days to seek the Lord with all our heart, mind, soul and strength. Beginning today, we were willing to consider those things that have hindered – those things that steal our time and affections and willing to get a little uncomfortable for the sake of pressing in and seeking Him. And today was the day that I had technical difficulties – no internet service for no apparent reason and the inability to get anything posted….hmm, it’s almost as if “someone,” didn’t like the fact that women from all over the world were bearing down in intercession and bearing down in their soul. I’m just now able to post and I sincerely apologize. But it is relevant in this...

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