Greetings Church Family,
The Lord placed on my heart to begin the calendar year once again by fully honoring Him first. Proverbs admonishes us to:
"Honor the Lord with your possessions and with the first fruits of all your increase; So your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine" (Proverbs 3:9-10).
I would like to honor the Lord by giving Him the first fruits of my time, fiances, and most importantly my heart's devotion.
I truly believe 2019 is going to be a tremendous year of massive harvest and fruitfulness, none like we have ever seen! Therefore, I am calling for a church fast and time of prayer beginning Sunday, January 6 and concluding at midnight on Saturday, January 26. Please read through the attached list of prayer petitions and fasting instructions the Lord has placed on my heart for 2019.
As we have in the past, we will call this sanctified time, 21 Days to Breakthrough. We will celebrate it with communion on Sunday, January 6 and will end it with communion on Sunday, January 27. Everyone is encouraged to participate. The church building will be open from 6 - 7 pm daily for corporate prayer with the exception of Saturdays. Saturday corporate prayer during this 21 Days to Breakthrough will be at its normal 8:30 - 10 am time.
Remembering the 3 disciplines of discipleship of giving, praying and fasting Jesus taught us in Matthew chapter 6, we will conclude this 21 Days of Breakthrough by taking a special "First fruits" offering at our Annual Church Family (Congregational) Meeting, and Luncheon on Sunday, January 27. I would encourage you to seek the Lord on what He would have you sow into this special, consecrated offering.
In closing, allow me to share the words of the Psalmist,
"Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! for His mercy endures forever! (Psalm 107:1).
And next year when we look back at 2019 we will be saying,
"This was the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes" (Psalm 118:23).
In His Love,