Thursday, March 26, 2009

Day 4 - Repentance & Personal Needs

Welcome to Day 4 of our 21 Days of Elevation Fast. Please note that we have made updates to the 21 Days webpage with additional information about the purpose of the fast, dietary recommendations as well as some amazing RECIPES!!!

To access these updates, simply log onto . Click on the GUIDELINES & RECIPES tab to download the pdf document.

Remember, today is specifically and strategically set aside for us to focus our prayers, reflections and journaling on Repentance & Personal Needs. Here are a few thoughts from Pastor Keith to guide as you pray.

Psalm 51:1-13 “1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.

2 Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. 4 Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are proved right when you speak and justified when you judge. 5 Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.

6 Surely you desire truth in the inner parts; you teach me wisdom in the inmost place.

7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. 8 Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.

9 Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity.

10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will turn back to you.

Acknowledge God’s mercy, unfailing love and His willingness to forgive you – v 1

Confess your sin and things in your life that have become distractions and hindrances to fulfilling your God given potential and purpose – vv2-5

· Sins of the Heart – Unforgiveness, Offense, Bitterness & Resentment, Pride, Doubt and Unbelief, etc.
· Sins of the Flesh – All sexual sin i.e. adultery, fornication, pornography, alternate lifestyles, etc.
· Sins of the Tongue – Negativity, Gossip, Slander, Lying, Coarse Jesting, Backbiting, Bearing False Witness, etc

Honestly confront the toxic patterns in your life and allow God’s wisdom to permeate the deepest recesses of your being – v6
Insecurity, Jealousy, Co-Dependency, Fear, etc.

Allow God to restore your heart and soul with the peace, joy and comfort of the Holy Spirit – vv 10-12

Allow your story of restoration to become a testimony of God’s love and mercy to those who do not believe – v13

1 John 5:14-15 “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.”

1. Confidently present yourself AND your requests to God – Hebrews 4:14-16; Matthew 7:7; Isaiah 1:19; Numbers 23:19

2. Pray according to what He has promised in His Word – Isaiah 55:11; Jeremiah 1:12; 2 Corinthians 1:20; Psalm 35:27; Job 36:11; Joshua 21:45 (AMPLIFIED)

3. He will hear and answer – Jeremiah 33:3; Psalm 40:1; Psalm 116:2

4. Receive the answer with thanksgiving – Luke 17:11-18; Philippians 4:6-7

CLICK HERE to download the document "Gods Promises For Tough Times"

Believing the best,
Pastor Ray


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