Day 12 – 2017 Fasting (Friday)

On January 20th, 2017, posted in: 21 Day Fast 2017, Devotionals by | 4 Comments

What will the weekend look like in cities all across America? Where will many youth and adults alike “hang out?” What is the agenda on the streets? As we run our youth mentoring program every Friday night, I often see dozens of other youth throughout the city headed for the club scene.  As we go through the weekend I can’t help but wonder how many of these people will continue to live a life like the Samaritan woman at the well (John 4:5-32), looking to satisfy a thirst (and hunger) in all the wrong places. Constantly indulging  in all sorts of habits and temporary pleasures – day after day, night after night- without ever encountering Christ. Why? Because few professing to have Christ, ever dared to confront them like Christ confronted the Samaritan woman. Not negatively, but with an offer of hope and eternal satisfaction.

I invite you to focus today on asking God to give you the boldness to share the great news of Jesus Christ. Take time to Fast and pray for the lost. The fact is that we are constantly surrounded by people that can benefit from you serving as the hands, feet, ears, and mouth of Jesus Christ. Jesus himself ignored His need for physical food, in exchange for the opportunity to lead this Samaritan woman to the knowledge of a Savior (Himself). How about you? Would you be willing to forget about yourself for a moment and share the love of Christ with someone else?

The step could be as simple as asking someone, “Hey, I am spending some time praying for people, when I go pray, what can I pray for in your life?’ That simple door could lead to the sharing of the love and hope of Christ.

Here are some scripture verses to read and meditate on throughout the day: (Click on the verses to read them on www.Biblegateway.com).

Mk. 16:15, John 3:16, Rom. 1:16, Rom 5:8, Rom. 6:23, 1 Cor. 15:1-4, Col. 4:2-6

Praying for the lost,

Pastor Charles

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4 Responses to “Day 12 – 2017 Fasting (Friday)”

  • Maggie says:

    Great blog! Sometimes we’ve also prayed for our unsaved loved ones for so long and we see themselves distancing even further from God, that we hesitate to pray for them. I know this has been so with me, but let’s not judge them, we don’t know the plans that God has for them and He’ll bring them to saving grace, our job is to pray for them. Pray them in!

  • Lisa Hillegas says:

    Amen Pastor!
    Putting ourselves aside while caring for others is what it’s all about. As a matter of fact it’s something God has me doing right now as I’m going through some difficult issues related to my job. Every time I pray or encourage someone eles at my work place He blesses my spirit with encouragement! Our God is faithful and we should be honored and blessed to be used by Him!

  • Sam Lopez says:

    Great reminder of a generational challenge that I see often as I moonlight on the weekends driving Uber. From Thursday to Sunday morning I get the opportunity to ask them questions that I pray would open doors to eternal discussions. Sometimes these college students ask me questions that I notice God at work in them. We need to be ready with the answer to why we believe in God. They are listening with their eyes and seeing with their ears. Its the culture that we need to reach. Be blessed.

  • Megan says:

    Very true Word, thank you. Let us remember that we are in this world, yet not of this world. (John 17:16). We are called to be the salt of the Earth. Rather than isolate ourselves from those who do not live like us or believe like us – we should salt the Earth, be a witness, be a disciple, engage and befriend believers and non-believers. Jesus travelled and fellowshipped with many types of people, and he especially reached non-believers to show them the Light of Christ.

    Let us continue to mentor youth and show them that there is a beautiful and rich life outside the mainstream culture. Let us show them that purity may not always be “trendy” in this world, yet it is a present protection and grace and an everlasting crown of glory. Others will recognize your life for being separate and pure. They may not always tell you, though they will notice that you are different and hopefully they will be led to seek out the good that is within you to experience for themselves!

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