JAN 29 | 7 PM | WORSHIP CENTER
To help us all experience breakthrough with the Lord, The Heights staff has written 21 days of devotionals on God’s promises and His power to break through. The focus of Breakthrough is on the three major pursuits of the Christian life: Faith, Hope, and Love.
Beginning on Monday, January 13th, you can follow along with the devotional here and on our app.
21 Day Fast
CHURCHWIDE FAST | January 13th – February 2nd
Our desires need to be disciplined or else our appetites will become our Gods. We should routinely incorporate fasting into our faith walk and relationship with Jesus Christ. God speaks through His Word and we are often softened to receiving and responding to His Word when we fast. Our prayer is that this will cause spiritual breakthrough in each of our lives.
There are several different ways:
- Fast from all foods except water, juice, and broth.
- Fast from one meal a day.
- Fast from sun up to sun down.
- Alternate between the first three options and/or fast from something else in your life in order to focus on hearing from God.
It’s important to identify the areas in your life where you would like to experience breakthrough. Specifically ask God to work in those areas during this 21 day fast. If you are nervous about fasting, it’s ok. Give your fears to the Lord and pray for focus and strength.
What is your Christian life focused on? What do you want more of?
The 3 great pursuits of the Christian life according to Paul are faith, hope, and love. If these are not our pursuits we need to receive God’s sense of priorities and put our focus where it belongs.
Our Father in Heaven – Notice the word Father. God is close. He is in the very breath you breathe. He is not distant or absent. He is right here. Spend time sitting and thanking God for his nearness
Hallowed Be your name – God is not only close, He is the most powerful being in the whole universe. There is no one like Him! Moses saw just a glimpse of His glory in Exodus 34 and His face literally shined! It’s one thing if God is personal, but it’s another when a personal God is also powerful. Spend time worshiping Him and praising Him for who He is!
Your Kingdom Come – It’s God’s desire to bring His kingdom to this earth. He longs to move in power. He says that He will build his church and the gates of hell won’t stand against. Spend time asking him for His kingdom to come in specific areas in your life, our church, our community, and the world!
Your Will be Done on earth as it is in Heaven – There are at least three other wills that compete with God’s will. Demonic will, Angelic will, and Individual will. God says he will do whatever we ask, IF it’s according to His will. Spend time asking for him to work in ways only he can. Also, ask God to help you surrender and humble yourself to His will. Ask him to make you more aware of His will in your life!
Give us today our daily bread – It’s in the heart of God to care and look out for you. Just like a Good father looks out for his children, God wants to care and provide for you. Spend time asking for him to provide your daily needs.
And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive our debtors – Once the love of God gets in our heart, it causes us to love others. Bitterness will eat away at the joy and freedom God wants us to have. Spend time confessing your sins that you have committed, but also spend time asking God to help you forgive those who have wronged you!
And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil – Spend time asking God to help you avoid sinful behavior that the enemy wants to derail your spiritual life with. Ask God to give you a wisdom and power to help in those areas. Ask him to deliver you from any tempations that come throughout the day!