On Monday, January 9, we begin an exciting season of fasting, and we are inviting all of you to join with us. It is to be a 21 day corporate fast which will end on the weekend of 27-29. We encourage you to join with us as we pray for the nations of the world.
Jesus anticipated that we would be a people of fasting and prayer, and in one statement He made this eternally clear, "WHEN YOU FAST". As His followers and disciples, we follow His example. He is our teacher by example and sacrificial commitment to His Father.
Every generation has produced men and women born into the Kingdom for such a time as this. A disciple is a learner, and nothing can open your mind and heart like a time of denial of self which is motivated by the fire of desire to fulfill your destiny. In this month, we are again visiting the subject of discipleship as we discover "LIFE TOGETHER". In each generation there are some who understand the difference of what it means to truly be a disciple of Jesus Christ.
In 1883, one faithful witness for Christ was suffering for her Lord and wrote the following from her prison cell: “Jesus was crucified...Ever since that day, men have tried to find an easier way, but the easier ways fail. If you would win thousands who are without God, you must be ready to be crucified: Your plans, your ideas, your likes, and your inclinations. Things have changed. You say, ‘There is liberty now’. Is there? Go and live Christ’s life, speak as he spoke, teach what he taught, denounce sin wherever you find it, and see if the enemy will not turn on you with all the fury of hell...Christ wasn’t crucified in the drawing room. His was no easy chair business...Do you shrink from being hated, misrepresented, and spoken evil of? It is time you were crucified...”.
I believe in you!
Cleddie and GayNell