Day 21–Breaking Your Fast

Congratulations!  You have made it to Celebration Sunday! Here are some tips for breaking your fast: Physically: Don’t overeat when the time comes to end your fast. Begin eating solid food gradually; eat small portions or snacks. Spiritually: Expect Results! If you sincerely humble yourself before the Lord, repent, pray, and seek God’s face; if you consistently meditate on His …

Day 20 — Breaking Bondage by Guest Blogger Michelle Nichols

As we draw near the end of the fast, its time to confidently pray for God to give you a breakthrough with any bondage you are experiencing.  God is in the “Freedom Business” and He desires to set us free.  But how?  The following words are excerpts from Michelle Nichols Fasting Blog.  To read her post in its entirety, visit …

Day 19–Guest Blogger: Pastor Rick Warren

This week, a sweet friend called me to tell me her favorite aunt had died unexpectedly.  This same aunt had raised my friend since she was a young child after her parents were killed in a car accident.  Everything dear to my friend had been taken from her much too soon. Her heart was broken.  Her pain was deep.  Her …

Day 17 — Dream BIG

“Now glory be to God, by his mighty power at work within us is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of — infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes.” Ephesians 3:20 (LB) After listening to President Trump’s Inaugural Speech last Friday and hearing his words, “think big and dream …

Day 16 — Fan into Flames

Our focus verse is 2 Timothy 1:6  “…fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you…” Here’s a little history of when Paul wrote this book: 2 Timothy was the last book Paul wrote and he wrote it about 2 months before he was beheaded.  Paul was in prison twice.  The first time happened at the end of Acts where …

Day 15–The Log

“First take the log out of your own eye” (Matthew 7:5). Christian love is not blind. God never says, “Ignore the faults of others.” But He does say, “Take care of your own faults first.” Look in the mirror!  Ask God to show you your sins. The familiar words of Psalm 139:23-24 come to mind: “Search me, O God, and know …

Day 14 — 10,000 Reasons

One of my all time favorite worship songs is 10,000 Reasons.  It will be sung in many churches across the world today.  The focus here is on the AWE of God and the many reasons we have to praise him. Here are the lyrics: Bless the Lord, O my soul, O my soul Worship His holy name Sing like never …

Day 13–Wrestling For The Blessing

Growing up, my best girlfriend, Margie, and I were inseparable.  When I wasn’t at her house, she was at mine.  We were together a lot!  Margie’s dad was a good ol’ Irish Catholic man, born and raised in “Chi-cah-go” near Wrigley Field.  I just loved Mr. Mangan.  He was more Irish than a box of Lucky Charms and I could always count on him for …

Day 10– 8 Reasons for Life Groups

Our prayer focus today is on Summit Life Groups.   Here is a short article I found by Pastor Rick Warren on Life Groups. 8 Reasons to Start a LIFE Group by Pastor Rick Warren 1. You will understand the Bible better in a life group. If you´ve ever listened to a Bible teacher or preacher and wanted to stop …