True fasting story of marriage

True fasting story of marriage

The Secret About Fasting – It’s Not the Power, It’s Drawing Closer to God

His might sound surprising if you’re familiar with my ministry and teachings, but let me explain: fasting alone has no spiritual power. The true power lies in God, the One we draw closer to during our fasting periods.

How My Fasting Journey Began
My first experience with fasting occurred shortly after I arrived in the United States as an immigrant refugee from Ukraine. My parents were involved in planting a new church that started in someone’s living room. Every Wednesday, they would fast and gather in the evening to pray for God’s blessings on this new church, now known as Hungry Generation Church. Inspired by our pastor’s vision, I, at fourteen, decided to join the adults in their weekly fasting.

For many years, I continued the practice of fasting for 24 hours every Wednesday. During this time, I felt increasingly filled with the Holy Spirit. When I struggled with an addiction to pornography, fasting helped me control my flesh and prepared me for the deliverance I desperately needed.

At sixteen, when I became a youth pastor, I maintained my commitment to fasting every Wednesday, dedicating the day to the Lord through Bible study and prayer. I even skipped school on those days to spend more time with God. One Wednesday, during this dedicated time, the Lord touched me profoundly and called me into full-time ministry.

Fasting Brings Clarity
Later in life, I faced challenges in my personal life, particularly in my journey to get married. I struggled with indecision and second-guessed myself constantly. After my first date with Lana, the woman who would become my wife, I expressed my indecisive feelings and broke up with her the next day. My mind was in turmoil!

A few weeks after that breakup, our church embarked on a 21-day fast in January, and I joined in. During this fast, God brought clarity to my mind. My indecisiveness was lifted, and I reconnected with Lana. Eight months later, we were married. It has been over 11 years since our wedding, and I am incredibly blessed! I am so grateful that I participated in that group fast.

The True Source of Power
To be clear: while fasting can bring us closer to breakthroughs and has numerous benefits, it holds no power on its own. All power comes from God.

Fasting might channel God’s power, but it does not generate it. Fasting doesn’t move God; it moves us

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Guided by the Spirit in Dumfries

Date: 2nd May 2024

Guided by the Spirit

Today, Charlotte and I embarked on a memorable journey from our temporary residence at Orchard House in Dumfries, Scotland. As we strolled along the vibrant streets houses builded traditionally with Scottish Stone. We discovered the charming town of Dumfries—a delightful shopping destination with a bustling pedestrian square adorned with numerous seating areas.

During our leisurely exploration, something caught my attention—a local community center that emanated a sense of warmth and belonging. Intrigued, I instinctively retraced my steps to investigate further. It was there at the shop window that I stumbled upon a captivating magazine called “HOPE,” which piqued my interest.

To my surprise, a friendly lady approached us, extending a warm greeting. In the spirit of hospitality, she invited us inside, where we were treated to a delightful cup of tea and biscuits, offered as a token of kindness. Engaging in conversation, we delved into various topics, including fasting, housing, and advice on areas to avoid. What struck me most was the genuine presence of the Spirit of God within each person we encountered.

Allow me to introduce them by name—Major Terri Holdroyd, Linda, and a wise and blessed elderly lady whose name escapes me. Their unwavering faith and deep connection to the divine were evident in every word they spoke, leaving a lasting impression on our hearts.

As the afternoon waned, we bid farewell to our newfound friends and began our journey back to the tranquil abode of Orchard House. The day’s experiences served as a reminder that sometimes, it is the unexpected encounters guided by the Spirit that leave the most profound impact on our lives.

Tomorrow holds the promise of new adventures, and we eagerly anticipate the path that will unfold before us.

Notes: Short history of Dumfries