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An Invitation to Pursuit 21

Dear Friend, Can you believe that another year is already here? Perhaps you have deep longings for the coming year—things you want God to do in your life, a loved one’s life…or your business or ministry. There is something you can do in this first month of the year that will set the course for what God does in your life all year long– something that will bring you closer to God and... read more

Giving God the First

Several years ago I began giving God the first twenty-one days of the year through prayer and fasting. Scripture exhorts us in Matthew 6:33 to seek first His kingdom and His righteousness…and then everything else will be given to us. Perhaps you have goals, desires, dreams and resolutions for the New Year.  Maybe you have already begun submitting your requests to God for the things you’d like to see... read more

Lord, Teach Us to Fast

Today, as I pray and prepare for January’s upcoming fast, I am posting a portion of a previous blog pertaining to fasting: In Matthew chapter six, as Jesus is teaching the disciples about the kingdom of Heaven — its laws and conduct — He mentions the word “when” three very significant times. Not If, But When 1.       ” When you give…” (v. 2). 2.       “When you pray…” (v.... read more