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8th October 2011
This Season of Prayer, Fasting & Giving isn't just about praying, fasting and giving, though obviously those three things are important. Of greater significance, however, is the opportunity this period of time gives us to encounter Jesus and be challenged and changed by Him.
One of the things God has been speaking to me personally about during this time is my foundations. Foundations are the things you build on. Whether it's a block of flats, a road or a life, the foundations you use will have a massive impact on the longevity and success of what is built. Over the last two weeks, God has been showing me the foundations I'm building on – causing me to consider if I am living in the good of all Christ has done for me.
Romans 6 talks about us being dead to sin, but alive to God. This isn't because we make ourselves dead, thinking, 'If I try really hard I may be able to die to sin.' Rather we have been joined to Christ, included in Him – what happened to Jesus, happened to me. Christ died, was buried and rose again – I've been included in His death, burial and resurrection.
Therefore, I have an obligation not to offer myself to my own ambitions, fears or sin, but to offer myself to God, following his plans, purposes and direction – building on His foundations – day-by-day.
Let me encourage you to seek God – give Him the time, space and opportunity to speak to you!
Reading: Romans 6
Next prayer meeting: Tomorrow at 7am and 6.30pm
Posted by Paul Mann