By Pastor Andrew Bawa
"But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint." - Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV)
Bible Readings: Ezra 8: 21-23, Esther 4: 16-17; 5: 1, Matthew 6: 16; 17: 21, Isaiah 58: 6-14, Psalm 102: 13-15, Hebrew 4: 16.
To be elevated, you have live a life of sacrifice. A sacrificial lifestyle involves fasting. The length of your fasting is as important as the actual act or process of fasting. Fasting helps you grow spiritually and physically.
Fasting is a challenge to many because they are not desperate enough. If you are not willing to take measure of your destiny, nobody will. Desperate situations require desperate measures. You have to pay the price to to be elevated. You can either pay now and play later or play now and pay later with interest.
If you want to go higher, you must be willing to fast. If you want to go faster, you must be willing to fast. To go higher, you must travel light. Fasting helps you shed some unnecessary emotional, physical and psychological weight.
Fasting takes away unbelief, strengthens your faith, amplifies your voice, gives you dominion in the spirit realm over forces of darkness, creates room in your life for God, gives you faster access to God's throne room, prepares you for the unprecedented and unexpected, gives your prayers speedy response and nullifies oppositions to unanswered prayers.
When you fast, make sure you pray boldly and faithfully, stay focused on why you are fasting, study the word of God, meditate, avoid distraction, enter God's presence with thanksgiving and pray for the advancement of God's kingdom.