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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Politician and Leaders Fasting

Politician and Leaders Fasting

Rishi Sunak

The Evolution of Fasting: From Religious Ritual to Mainstream Health Craze

Fasting, once primarily practiced as a religious ritual, has now taken the world by storm as a mainstream health craze. While its benefits were initially observed in fasting mice, longevity scientists have since unveiled its potential for enhancing metabolic and cardiovascular health. This newfound enthusiasm for fasting has attracted prominent figures like Rishi Sunak and Elon Musk, along with the endorsement of influencers and the availability of fasting-tracking apps. In this article, we explore the evolution of fasting and its growing popularity among individuals seeking improved well-being

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Esther Fast

The Profound Impact of Prayer and Fasting: Unveiling the Power Within

In the tapestry of history, certain stories shine as beacons, illuminating the incredible power of prayer and fasting. Consider the narrative of Esther, a tale that echoes the resonance of divine intervention and human agency converging through earnest supplication.

“God said that the daughters of Zelophehad were right.” This resounding affirmation lays the foundation for Esther’s journey, where fasting and prayer became the tools for her salvation and the deliverance of her people within the Persian Empire.

Esther’s unwavering commitment manifested as a resolute “hunger strike,” a deeply spiritual act of fasting and prayer. Through this selfless devotion, she embarked on a mission to alter the fate of her people. Her prayers, combined with absolute fasting, invoked a restless night for the king, compelling his urgent summons for Esther’s presence.

The power of Esther’s prayers was palpable; they not only opened the king’s closed doors but also swayed his favor toward her cause. The downfall of Haman, the archenemy of God’s people, was imminent through the potency of her petitions. Esther’s resolute prayers and absolute fast became the catalyst that overturned decrees and secured victory for God’s children.

Her sacrifice was not in vain; it wiped away the tears of the afflicted, ushered in moments of rest, jubilant feasts, and elevated Mordecai to a position of prominence. Esther’s narrative stands as a testament to the transformative potential of prayer and fasting in the face of adversity.

The crux of this tale isn’t solely about Esther’s heroism but also serves as a beacon for believers today. It’s a reminder that as inheritors of God’s grace, we hold unassailable rights and authority. Yet, many within the Christian community remain unaware, underestimating their potential and unwittingly succumbing to the subtle deceptions of the enemy.

Esther, much like numerous believers, initially grappled with self-doubt. She, too, questioned her capability to effect change. However, her journey serves as an indelible lesson—a testament to the transformative power unleashed when one realizes their intrinsic worth and divine backing.

To remain at the mercy of the devil and his agents is an affront to the sovereignty of God. The earth and its entirety, along with its inhabitants, belong to God by divine creation. Understanding these truths empowers believers to thwart the deceitful narratives propagated by the adversary.

Esther’s narrative beckons us to reclaim our inherent authority, to embrace the power of prayer and fasting as formidable instruments of change. It prompts us to reassess our identities not as feeble beings but as vessels of divine purpose and unwavering strength.

In a world rife with challenges, Esther’s story serves as a clarion call—a reminder that within us lies the potential to alter destinies and invoke transformation through prayer, fasting, and an unshakeable belief in the sovereignty of God.

May Esther’s tale resonate within our hearts, igniting a fervent pursuit of divine intervention through the sacred union of prayer and fasting.

By Noel Christopher

Whispers Among the Trees

Healing Whispers Among the Trees

Embracing Divine Signs on a Journey of Wellness

Today was a sunny day, but the temperature was a chilly 8⁰C. I took my dog for a walk down Brannetts Wood RM15, which is near my house. As I walked between the trees on the path leading to the grassland, I found myself talking to my wife about not feeling well lately. It’s been difficult to breathe properly during fast walks, as if something is blocking my airways. There’s a discomfort in the upper part of my sternum, specifically at the manubrium. I believe I need to undergo an extended water fast to allow God to heal my body and focus on my healing. >>>

Isaiah 58 poetry

Isaiah 58 poetry

Listen up, my fellow desis

God’s word is here, no need to stress

To fast and pray with a clean slate

And get rid of sins, it’s not too late

This ain’t no time for worldly games

Help those in need, it’s not for fame

Share your rice and sambar too

Brighten up someone’s sad mood

Your good deeds will come back to you

And cleanse your soul, that’s nothing new

Let your light shine, like the sun

And heal the wounds, make it fun

God will bless you, that’s for sure

With joy, peace, and so much more

So fast and pray, with all your mighty

Help those in need, and show your light

You’ll get eternal blessings, don’t be late

A heavenly state, is your ultimate fate.