One of the greatest benefits of a season of prayer and fasting is that you always learn something new about God and about yourself.
Spiritual discovery and self-discovery are always byproducts of the discipline of fasting. One of the reasons that people use contrasting words when describing a season of fasting is because of this discovery.
One writer testified about his fasting experience this way, “Fasting has brought me beauty and brokenness, pain and power, cleansing and closeness, deliverance and distress, hurt and hope.” You can probably relate to this testimony at some level and we are not quite to the half-way point of iPray.
What we discover about ourselves and about God during a season of prayer and fasting is a revelation that brings transformation! It transforms our thinking about ourselves that leads to changes in our living, our attitudes, behaviors, and conversation. It transforms our thinking about God and takes from having a theology about Him in our head, to having a testimony about Him in our heart.
Most of the discovery about ourselves leads us to repentance and the discovery about God leads us to rejoicing. Remember this, whatever you discover about yourself -God already knows it. It does not surprise Him or change His thoughts and feelings toward you. But the discovery will change you and your relationships first with yourself, with God, and with others.
This 21 days of iPray can be a season of discovery that will prepare you for your destiny. How exciting.
Thanks for being a partner in iPray and in ministry. Together we are building the Kingdom of God in Virginia.