Reset Our Lives through Prayer and Fasting (Noon)
2 Chronicles 33:12-13a Now when he was in affliction, he implored the Lord his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers,and prayed to Him; and He received his entreaty, heard his supplication.
Sisca felt that something is off; the size of a cake mixture she just made looks different from one to another. She was certain that she weighed the mixtures properly, but it was obvious that those mixtures were different in size. Sisca assumed that something was wrong with the scale she was using. She then tried to reset the scale. Unsurprisingly, all her cake mixtures share the same size after the scale was calibrated.
A scale needs to be calibrated regularly. Calibrating is a process of reset for everything to work perfectly. On regular use, a scale may experience errors and effecting the standard. Therefore, it needs to be calibrated to ensure its accuracy.
Just like a scale, the same thing applies to our life. In dealing with life, sometimes we become less alert, thus create loopholes for sin and unintentionally do things that are not pleasing to God. Or we might have futile matters get into our life. If we are not careful, we might deviate further from the standard of God. Therefore, we need to keep evaluating our self. Fast praying will become a moment for us to evaluate and reset our life to keep our spirits straight and in line with God’s standards. Let us use the opportunity of our current fasting prayer as an extraordinary momentum to establish our self be pleasing to God.
FASTING will be a MOMENT for us to reset our lives.
1. How do you rate your life, is there something that you feel needed to be evaluated?
2. In what aspect of your life needs to be evaluated?
3. How do you utilize the moment of fasting to evaluate your life?
“Father, we thank You for the opportunity in taking part in the movement of fasting. Please help us, Father, so in this fasting time, all deviations in our life can be evaluated with the standard of God. Thank You, Father, in the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen”.