Books, Fasting

You Want a King?

On Instagram (@sherylynnerochester) I posted: In order to get a king, you need to be in the presence of the King.

What stood out the most was in the comment I wrote: if you really had a relationship with God you wouldn’t be choosing the help. I know that sounds kind of harsh, but there are some people not worth your heart or your time. Some women are desperate for love so they choose anybody. To avoid this you have to be in the presence of the Lord every chance you get.

A lot of people don’t want to pray. They don’t want to spend time in the word and they don’t want to draw closer to God. When they do pray, it is only a prayer of God Send Me My Husband, now! There’s no deep connection, relationship, or communion with the Father. When singles pray that prayer without a true relationship or connection with God, here comes the help ready to bring you heartbreak.

Now, when I say the help, I’m talking about men that will do you wrong, cheat on you, rob you of your joy, and put you in a place where you’re far away from God to the point you are compromising your relationship with God just like Laila’s in the book, God Send Me My Husband. Now, that’s the help. But a king will treat you as a queen. A king will love you like Christ loves the Church. A king will want to be at the feet of King Jesus. A king will never cause you to compromise your relationship with the one and only true King.

But in order for you to know the difference between who the help is and who your king is, you need a relationship with the Father. When you fast, pray, and read the word of God it’s there you learn the King’s heart. It’s there you learn discernment. It’s there you’ll be able to face being single and being okay with it. It’s there you’ll learn how to treat and talk to the future king God will place in your life.

My favorite movie is One Night With The King. There came a point in time where she had to talk to the king God gave her but she couldn’t do it at any moment. So, what did she do? She fasted and prayed for three days. No food. Nothing. She got before her King. When the fast was over then and only then was she able to speak to her king. She was able to get to her king all because she went into the presence of the King, God first.

Get into the presence of God first before your king arrives. It will help so much in the long run.

So much happens when you’re in the presence of God. But, for all chosen and virtuous women of God (Christian singles) it’s in the presence of God where you’ll not only get God but you’ll get your king as well …in time.

Today, start with praying for 15 minutes and if you’re bold go for the full hour and more. Open the Bible and pray what you’ve read. Start there by spending time with the King who loves you first and only wants the best for you.

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Fasting

Fasting in 2018

Every believer’s goal is to grow closer to God and be more knowledgeable about the things of God. Every believer is commanded to grow spiritually. 2 Peter 3:18 commands us to, “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.” Make it your endeavor this year to grow.

 

Prayer Plan

As you read the scriptures pray a verse that you feel impressed by.

Fasting Plan

Jesus said that when he left, his disciples would then fast. He meant this to us the 21st-century disciples as well. Fasting should be a part of our spiritual walk. Fasting is abstaining from food or abstaining from certain kinds of food for a period of time. We will be fasting together for the month of January.

Do not be limited to this only, fast as often during the year as you are led. Find some time to get alone, particularly at the meal you will be fasting to pray, confess, and read the word each day.

The schedule of our fasting times and directions are as followed:

  1. We will be fasting one meal from January 1- January 14, 2018
  2. We will be fasting two meals from January 15-28, 2018
  3. We will be fasting three complete meals the last three days of January, January 29-31, 2018. (That means we will not be eating any meals for three days. Please consult your doctor and be lead by the Holy Spirit with this fast)

What To Pray For:

  1. Pray for a deeper relationship with God
  2. Pray for Christian singles across the world.
  3. Pray for God’s direction for your life.
  4. Pray about the things you desire from God.
  5. Pray for God’s help for what you need help for.
  6. Pray for revival in your nation.
  7. Pray to be drawn closer to God.
  8. Pray for your future husband (not the standard prayer of bring him Lord but pray for his safety, his purpose, his relationship with Christ to grow even stronger, and more)
  9. Pray about generational curses and ask God to show you those generational curses and pray that it is broken
  10. Pray for healing for yourself and those who need healing.
  11. Add to this list what you feel led to pray.

Lastly, remember as you pray to pray in Jesus’ name. Don’t worry about how long to fast or what to fast. Just pick a fast and do it. God is just proud that you took the time to fast especially if this is your first spiritual fast.

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