This week starts our week of Prayer and Fasting.
In 2 Chron. 20:3-4, Judah was about to be attacked by some bad dudes. King Jehoshaphat has been in battles before, but rather than relying on sheer experience and expertise, the Bible says “he resolved to inquire of the Lord and proclaimed a fast.”
Furthermore, it said that people came from every town to fast for the purpose of seeking God.
First and foremost, I want to say that there will be victory in store for those who seek Him. We see that so many times in Scripture. But to get to the mountain of victory, we’ll have to go through the valleys of war. That is why we need to come to Him to seek Him.
Second, the goal is to seek Him. While fasting gives a lot of other benefits (toxic cleansing, resting your colon after the holiday workout of eating all those food, etc.), the main purpose is to focus on Him.
Third, watch and be amazed. God is about to do something that will blow your mind away. He is good and He is God.
When we work, we work. When we pray, God works.