21 Day Fast Day 21
on January 28th, 2024
Today is the final day of our 21 Day Fast, January 28, 2024.I hope it went well for you. I really enjoyed this fast. I added  a couple of things to it making it potentially more challenging, but it turned out to be just the opposite. It afforded me more time with my wife and more time to think and pray. I believe the Lord is calling us to a greater level of consecration to him and the plans he has...  Read More
21 Day Fast Day 20
on January 27th, 2024
Isaiah 40:28-31 (ESV) 28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. 29 He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. 30 Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; 31 but they who wait for the LORD sh...  Read More
21 Day Fast Day 19
on January 26th, 2024
Today is Week 3 Day 19 of our 21 Day Fast, January 26, 2024.What does joy mean to you? What makes you joyful? What feelings does it produce in you? I read this definition of the difference between joy and happiness from the ministry to orphaned children, Compassion. Joy is an inner feeling, Happiness is an outward expression. Joy endures hardship and trials and connects with meaning and purpose. A...  Read More
21 Day Fast Day 18
on January 25th, 2024
Today is Week 3 day 18 of our 21 Day Fast, January 23,2024 My focus for today’s devotional is the from the Book of James. James is the brother of Jesus and was a strong leader of the early church. James gets right to the point and can almost sound harsh at times, but his reason was to make sure everyone was living properly before the Lord. Sorry to say that sometimes weak Christians can create the...  Read More
21 Day Fast Day 17
on January 24th, 2024
The following verses came just after Jesus had spoken to the Woman at the Well. The disciples were wondering why he was talking to a woman, but said nothing to him about it. John 4:31-35 (ESV) 31 Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.” 32  But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.” 33 So the disciples said to one another, “Has anyone brought him so...  Read More
21 Day Fast Day 16
on January 23rd, 2024
Today is Week 3 day 16 of our 21 Day Fast, January 23,2024Matthew 20:1-16 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. 2 He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard. 3 “About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. 4 He told them, ‘You also go and...  Read More
21 Day Fast Day 15
on January 22nd, 2024
Welcome to the last leg of our January fasting journey. It’s in the last lap that the race is won! Let’s finish in power and victory. Revelation 3:7-8 (ESV) 7 “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: ‘The words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, who shuts and no one opens. 8 “I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an ope...  Read More
21 Day Fast Day 14
on January 21st, 2024
Today is Week 2 day 14 of our 21 Day Fast, January 21, 2024.In Paul’s letter to the Colossians he begins by commending them for their faith and telling them that the Father has qualified them to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. Then he speaks of the supremacy of Christ and goes on to tell them he wants them to have the full riches of complete understanding so they co...  Read More
21 Day Fast Day 13
on January 20th, 2024
Today is Week 2 day 6 of our 21 Day Fast, January 20, 2024. In the previous 3 days we studied Faith, Hope and Love, truly a foundational part of our belief system. Today I want to focus on the power behind it. That is the grace of God. A simple definition is: Grace is the unmerited favor of God. While that is certainly true, it doesn’t come close to the depth of what’s behind it. That is, the very...  Read More
21 Day Fast Day 12
on January 19th, 2024
Today is Week 2 day 5 of our 21 Day Fast, January 19, 2024.1 Corinthians 13:13 (ESV) 13  So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.The last two days we’ve considered Hope and Love. Today we’ll dive into Faith. The word faith is a noun translated from the Greek word pistis. The word believe is a verb translated from the Greek word pisteuo.These two words are...  Read More
21 Day Fast Day 11
on January 18th, 2024
Today is Week 2 day 4 of our 21 Day Fast, January 18, 2024.Yesterday we dug into HOPE, one of the big three: faith, hope & love. Let’s consider the greatest one today. It’s all about LOVE. Love is one of those words that is so easily used as the highest praise we can give, and rightly so. But it's also used in ways that just don’t seem to fit. I love ice cream, I love steak, I love… I’d better sto...  Read More
21 Day Fast Day 10
on January 17th, 2024
Today is Week 2 day 3 of our 21 Day Fast, January 17, 2024.I think most of us have backgrounds that have played a role in how we defined things according to our preconceived ideas. When we come to the Lord we are confronted with a worldview that is quite different from what we thought. The word hope for many of us was a kind of wishful thinking. “I hope I get that bike I wanted; I hope I meet the ...  Read More