We've completed our 40 Days of Fasting and Prayer - the time was a tremendous blessing to those who joined with us in this time. We asked our participants for their thoughts about the experience, feedback, as well as anything they heard God speak during this time. We pray you are encouraged as you read about some of the ways God worked, and feel free to post a comment to add your own thoughts!
"This 40 day Adventure with Almighty God has been such a blessing! From the beginning of the journey to the end spoke to my heart in so many ways. It was a challenge to ask us to listen and be led by the Holy Spirit. The first thing I loved in James 4:8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. He is always waiting patiently for us to abide with him and he with us. I loved the verses that gave Praise and Worthy to our God and to see him for who He really is. And then leading into his promises for us. God spoke to me that there are steps we must take to have God show me His FAITHFULNESS. God gave me a revelation that there is a battle to be won and that the battle belongs to the Lord. The battles we face are not ours but with God’s help we are reminded again and again to be strong and courageous. This reminds me that VICTORY through JESUS is ours to claim. For when God is for us who can be against us. I thank Basics for this challenge and to be a part of this ministry to bring people to a knowing knowledge of Jesus Christ through salvation. To experience all the joy and love that God has to offer. FATHER God we have prayed that you build, direct and guide the ministry of Basics as only you can do for God‘s great FAITHFULNESS!"
"One of my prayer requests for this Christmas Season was for my focus to be more on Jesus Christ. This time of prayer helped me to do that, and to be able be reminded that The LORD has brought so many faithful saints who have been called to Milwaukee for His Glory! What an honor to be part of God's family and draw closer to Jesus!"
"The 40 days of Prayer & Fasting was huge for me! Implementing the verses and prayer on a daily basis helped keep me focused in trusting Him & how much He loves me!
I choose to fast from sweet chocolate each time I was tempted, which was often, I thanked the Lord for His reality in my life! This period of discipline also proved I really can do all things through Him.
Thanks for the challenge to draw near to God - it was a blessings beyond measure!"
"I felt the series of prayers were helpful and meaningful. It was great to know that a godly number of people were praying these!"