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[13 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

“When there is no hope, when there is no remedy, God still has a holy prescription!” – Lou Engel
Blow the trumpet in Zion, Consecrate a fast, Call a sacred assembly (Joel 2:15)
Can a nation be changed in one day?
As I write today’s devotional, my heart is broken – extremely broken. Last Thursday (August 7), I happened to attend the monthly Shepherd’s Table meeting at Prison Fellowship in Loudoun County, Virginia for the first time in a year. One of the guest speakers was Paul Amabile, the Director of Church Relations …

* FAVORITES, * REFLECTION, * SIMPLICITY, Breakthroughs, FASTING, Success, Transformation »

[15 Feb 2008 | 8 Comments | ]

“If you think you CAN or you think you CAN’T, you’re right.”
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13)
What wrong thinking plagues you?
What can you do to change that?
In yesterdays’ devotional, I talked about Jesus’ 3 R’s for Valentines’ Day. One of those was repent of your wrong attitudes. On Feb 13, I received this email from Pastor Gregory Dickow about a fast from wrong thinking:
Dear Friend,
If you’ll stay with me for the next 40 days, there is no limit to what great things can happen …

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[5 Jul 2007 | No Comment | ]

In the past, massive gatherings of fasting and prayer have turned the tide of history.
“Declare a holy fast… Call a sacred assembly… bring together the elders, gather the children.” (Joel 2:15-18)
How can you support those involved with TheCall Nashville and TheCauseUSA?
Prayer? Finances? Spreading this email?
During the past several weeks, I have been sharing examples of how the Accelerated Coach Training (ACT) class is benefitting me and others. Recently, I learned from Adam Greer, one of my peers, that his church and community in South Carolina are having a big event …

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[25 May 2007 | No Comment | ]

God says, “It is not too late for you, America!”
“Now, therefore,” says the LORD, “Turn to Me with all your heart, With fasting, with weeping, and with mourning. So rend your heart, and not your garments … Blow the trumpet in Zion, Consecrate a fast, Call a sacred assembly; Gather the people, Sanctify the congregation, Assemble the elders, Gather the children and nursing babes; Let the bridegroom go out from his chamber, And the bride from her dressing room… And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour …

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[29 Dec 2006 | No Comment | ]

Fasting is the most powerful spiritual discipline of all the Christian disciplines!
“When you fast” (Matthew 6:16)
What are you doing to prepare your heart for the 2007 year?
Do you understand how to fast?
Are you regularly practicing the discipline of fasting?
Today marks day #3 before the start of the new year. In April 1607, Robert Hunt, the first chaplain of the Jamestown colony, called for 3 days of prayer and fasting for the colonists to prepare their hearts to dedicate the new nation to God.
God has given us an incredible opportunity to …

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[12 Sep 2006 | No Comment | ]

 Hunger for the Word of God is hunger to know God!
But Jesus answered him (Satan), saying, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’” (Luke 4:4)
As an anesthesiologist, I often talk to patients preop who are about to undergo colonscopies. These patients must undergo a bowel prep to empty the colon. This includes fasting from solid food for at least one day. Whenever one of these patients tells me they are “starving,” I’m reminded about the millions of poor people around the …