Hearing the Whispers

Jesus has been convicting me about spending so much time behind a screen and being anxious about temporary things.

He was asking me to let go of some things in order to get closer to Him and hear His voice.

Fasting is not something we do naturally. It goes against our flesh, and takes self- discipline.

Listed below are notes taken from a sermon on fasting preached by Mr. Brick Crowder last October.

  • Fasting is a discipline that Jesus both taught and practiced.
  • Fasting helps you to align the priorities in your life in the order they should be in

Purposes of fasting:

     1. Strengthen Prayer

  • the passion of your prayers
  • Ezra 8:23
  • Neh. 1:4
  • Dan. 9:3

      2. See God’s guidance

  • clearly discern the will of God

      3. Express Grief

  • Jud. 20:26

     4. Seek deliverance or protection


      5. Express repentance in return to God

  • we should be grieved over our sins
  • signal obedience in a new direction

      6. Humility before God


      7. Express concern for the will of God


      8. Minister to the needs of others


      9. Overcome temptation + to dedicate yourself to God

  • extra spiritual strength to overcome

     10. Express love and worship to God

 

As I was reading Jefferson Bethke’s book It’s Not What You Think, I was reminded of God’s whispers, and the way He speaks to us. To hear a whisper, we have to be listening.

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Be challenged and encouraged to obey God’s voice, remove distractions, and listen for the whispers.

2 thoughts on “Hearing the Whispers

  1. Great reminder Haley of why we fast. I’m doing an Isaiah 58 fast which is a little unique but I have hope that God will bless it! God is definitely blessing you as you continue to grow in His grace and knowledge! Love you Haley!

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