Fasting creates a place where God can dwell. Matthew 5:6 says, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” The blessing of the Lord comes when you posture yourself to be filled by God and His blessings, not the blessings of man. When a person doesn’t eat or drink, the obvious bi-product is hunger and thirst. God, in this season, wants us to empty ourselves so He can come in and fill us.
And God doesn’t simply want to fill us, He wants to fill us to the point we overflow. Ephesians 3:20 says, “Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” The only way God can fill us to where we overflow is if we create a place for him to come. God cannot pour into a vessel that’s already too full for Him and the blessings He brings. In other words, the only place He can reside in a completely empty house that’s prepared and ready for Him. So as we are emptying ourselves of things we don’t need by denying ourselves, just know God is coming to fill us to overflowing.
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.