Fasting and Praying for a Mate, Part 2

“The LORD, the God of heaven, who took me from my father’s house. . . . and who spoke to me and who swore to me, saying, ‘To your descendants I will give this land,’ He will send His angel before you, and you will take a wife for my son from there” (Genesis 24:7). Fasting and praying for a …

Fasting and Praying for a Mate, Part 1

“When food was set before him to eat, he said, ‘I will not eat until I have told my business” (Genesis 24:33). The Bible makes it clear that God sometimes calls people to be single. If you are single, you are to be a successful single and not a defeated one. Yet at the same time, we know that there are a …

The Big Picture

God had strategically places Nehemiah in a position to solve the problem he was burdened about. Nehemiah was not just the king of Persia’s cupbearer, he was an executive assistant. He probably handled the appointments with the king, approving the people who had access to him. He was close to the king and well-known by him. During the four months …

How Then Shall We Fast?

Psalm 94:1-23 “Commit your works to the LORD and your plans will be established” (Proverbs 16:3). Some of our mountains of affliction have been with us a very long time. Some have occurred very recently. How do we fast, and for how long? You fast until you receive a breakthrough. Sometimes the result is immediate. Sometimes sin has been entwined …

Why Should You Fast?

“Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into the house; when you see the naked, to cover him; and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?” (Isaiah 58:7) Nearly the entire chapter of Isaiah 58 discusses the observance of fasting. The “it” referred to in the above verse is fasting. There …