“RAISE YOUR SPIRITUAL ANTENNA” ~ PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME.
As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them (Acts 13:2).
In a matter of day, it’ll be 2020. And it’s important we prepare ourselves, and are rightly positioned by the Spirit, for the glories and victories He’s planned for us in the coming year. One of the ways to do this is by fasting and praying; spending time to pray in the spirit, studying and meditating on the Word, and attending diligently to the visions, promptings, ideas and thoughts from the Spirit of God.
The Lord has something special for you in the coming year. It’s His joy and desire to help you navigate your way and chart your course gloriously and triumphantly. However, your spirit must be conditioned, and your spiritual antenna raised and tuned to receive divine words of blessing, instruction, direction, and counsel from the Lord. His Word in your heart—that you take with you into the coming year—will give you all the advantage you require for success and excellence throughout the New Year.
The most important aspect of fasting isn’t that you’re staying away from food; it’s taking your attention off the food unto God. So, minimize unnecessary activities or distractions when you fast. You shouldn’t forget that you’re fasting; this consciousness helps you to curb the cravings of the flesh, and maintain focus on the Spirit. It helps you to raise your spiritual antenna so you can hear from the Lord.
Remember, we fast and pray, not because we want to change God, but because we want to be ushered into greater levels of His glory and operations of the Spirit in our lives. Therefore, as you take out time to fast and pray, have a clear objective and expectation in focus. This will help to guide your prayer, study and meditation time.
There’re many who fast a lot without praying. It shouldn’t be so; you must include adequate and regular intervals of prayer, study, and meditation on the Word. Not only will this raise your spiritual antenna, you’ll stay ahead of situations, make general improvements in your life, and be rightly positioned for a glorious and triumphant 2020.