FASTING

January 1, Wednesday, marks a world-wide fast in many churches around the world.  The purpose of a fast is for us to decrease so He can increase.  We position ourselves to draw close to God and worship Him.  The fast lasts for 21 days. The pastor encouraged each person to seek God about what type of fast He would call each individual to participate in.  Some are doing the Daniel fast, a meal a day fast, a meal a week fast…  God will share what is right for you.  During the time of fasting, it’s a great time to categorize your prayers to pray for your spouse, children, church, relationships, our government, our community…

——————————————— The Message Today

The message today was on WORK. We work out of necessity, prosperity so we can share, and as a ministry.

“If a man will not work, he shall not eat.”  2 Thessalonians 3:10

“Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper and be satisfied.” Proverbs 13:4

We are called to see our work as a way to love God and a way to love people.

We spend 40 percent of our time at work.  If you are unhappy in your job the question becomes do you need a new attitude about your work, or is God calling you to do something else?  Something to pray about.  Any job will have its ups and downs, but is God calling you to a different ministry?

Until God reveals the answer we are called to work “as unto the Lord.”  If we begin to see our work as a ministry to love God and people we may find a new job within our current job.

————————————————Support during the Fast

On Wednesday nights at 7:00 Cloverhill Assembly of God will be providing a service that will concentrate on fasting and worship.

http://www.cloverhillag.org/index.php/event_details/awakening_jan_2_22_2013

The link above has information on fasting, services, and support.

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

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