One of the foundations that goes along with fasting is prayer. And when we pray, it is important that we pray the prayer of repentance. Repentance means “to feel or express sincere regret or remorse about one’s wrongdoing or sin.” The only way to stay in right standing with God is to confess our sins not just once but on a regular basis. If we don’t confess sin it can hinder our prayers.
Many times we don’t realize something is wrong because we have become desensitized to God. Fasting brings back our original sensitivity to the things of God. Fasting allows us to have a pure heart when we stand in the presence of God. When we fast, it gives us the awareness that God is near. Fasting makes us aware of His presence. In this season of fasting, let’s repent for the sins we know of and the sins we know not of. Let us all repent, because the kingdom of God is at hand.
Let’s challenge ourselves during this season! During these twenty days of fasting, don’t forget to spend time today reading the Bible, worshipping God in your private time, serving in our church and your community. And set aside that dollar for every member of your family so when we break the fast together on Sunday, January 26th each member of your family will be able to sow in that offering. We will close our 20:20 fast with a worship night for family and friends that Sunday evening. We are anticipating what God is going to do in us and through us during these twenty days.