FROM THE PULPIT: Humble yourself before He humbles you

Published: Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 04:59 PM.

In Ezra 8:21, the prophet Ezra proclaimed a fast so that he and his companions might humble themselves before God.

Fasting is a sign of humility to the Lord God because it is our attempt to subject our desires so we can focus on God’s desires. Also, fasting communicates availability and yielding to God for whatever He wants instead of what we want. Most of all, fasting enables us to give our full attention to God’s leading and not to our own agenda.

Fasting means you are willing to give up something your body demands to fervently seek something you spirit needs.

Overcoming fear

You want revival? Pray and fast.

So why don’t we?

First, we are afraid because some denominations don’t do it.

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