January 1st begins our 21 Days of fasting and prayer at LHC.
Many Christians are familiar with practice of prayer but not as many know about the Biblical teaching of fasting. Fasting is abstaining from food for spiritual purposes. In the Bible there are many accounts of individuals and even entire cities that fasted when they were in desperate need.
Some people fasted for:
- Some for divine intervention
- Some for deliverance
- Others for personal sanctity
There are many different reasons people fasted in the Bible and in virtually every case God answered their petitions.
Each year LHC separates the first 21 days of the New Year as a time to seek God for our personal lives, our church and our nation. LHC is not alone in this time of dedication to God, many individuals and churches around the world are fasting during the first three weeks of January.
Individual Christians participate in differing types of fasts.
- There is the “normal” fast which involves eating no food but only water and or 100% fruit juices.
- There is the “partial” fast also known as the “Daniels fast” which involves eating only fruits and vegetables and nuts and there are those who choose to eat only one meal per day.
The main purpose is to deny the “flesh” or human appetite to increase our spiritual desire and hunger for God. There are many great books on this subject and if you need suggestions contact the church office or visit the LHC bookstore.
Beginning January 2nd there will be a prayer meeting at the LHC santuary each weekday from 6-7 a.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m. Beginning January 9th through the 30th we will begin streaming the Church of the Highlands prayer service at the same times. (M-F:6:00a.m. Sat: 9 a.m)
We know that God will honor and bless our time of seeking Him in 2017 we pray that you will join us and “Seek Him First”.