Why 21 Days
I am a firm believer that God will move when we seek him. It has been said, that I am a weird “Wesley” person. I suppose I am. I believe that when we stay true to the core of Christianity and never forget the foundations of our movement, we will make space for God to move through us for change in our world. I don’t expect people to be something they are not. I try to live my life as the most authentic version of myself, yet still trying to be the best person as possible every day. The best way I know how to do that is through God’s help.
Last year, our church set aside 21 days of worship, fasting, and prayer so that we could give 2018 to God. As a staff person, I will admit this was a very taxing task. I saw God move through our church in this way. Our church was focused on God’s role in our lives first throughout the entire year. We saw more people baptized, people’s lives changed, marriages healed, children feeling the power of God’s Spirit, and so much more.
This year, we are anticipating God’s movement in 2019!
My 21 Days
As I recover from my motorcycle accident on November 29th, I am reminded that no matter what, God never leaves us. The 21 days look different for me this year. I am not to a physical place yet to fast, but my life is at a slower pace so I can pray and listen more.
I hope you’ll join me as I spend these next 21 days focused on God’s goals for this next year. I am excited with what the year will bring, and I know that it will be a great year as the Spirit works through us in mighty ways.
I will be working out of the book Awaken: From Dry Bones to the Rivers of Life by J.D. Walt since I am not fasting. I am also committing to set aside my lunchtime Monday-Friday for prayer and meditation. I’d love to hear what you’re doing for the 21 days. Leave it in the comment section or send me an email and let me know.
Awaken is one of J.D. Walt’s books for Micro Groups. Although you can study it on its one, it’s recommended to be discussed in groups of 3-6 people. You can download it from Seedbed’s app for free. Their purpose for the book and their app is to help people revive their spiritual lives so we can bring about a movement of the Spirit in our communities.
We need to wake up our souls and realize that we will never be satisfied in life until God is alive within us. Today doesn’t belong to us; it belongs to God. Once you realize that your life is in God’s hands, when good and bad things happen, you will be free from the pressures of life. The world will always try and pull us down, but God is there to lift us up.
Allow the Spirit to burn inside, propelling you forward so that you expel all evil that tries to pull you down. This is your time. 2019 is the year God will do amazing things in your life.