Increased Intimacy with Jesus

To reap the spiritual and emotional benefits of increased intimacy with Jesus, fast and pray.

I am fasting and praying once a week now because time is precious and greater intimacy with Jesus is just that amazing.

We as Christians really need to make that a habit. It is a beautiful sacrifice to Jesus as you pray and He feels like He is in the same room as you pray on an empty stomach, dependent on Him for energy and prayer.

I cannot tell you properly how special prayer time is with Jesus as you fast. You really need to find out for yourself. And with so much going on in the world, sooner is better.

Praise God! May His name be praised in all the earth! ❤❤❤

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Matthew 6:16-18

Matthew 6:16. ‘”When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 17. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, 18. so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”‘

Call to Fast

I will be fasting with my same list of prayers on this Wednesday. I must tell you it is as much for selfishly longing for closeness with Jesus as well as for answer to prayers for our church, country and world. I also desperately want a band of true faith-filled Christians to pray and fast if they can with me for the name of Jesus to be lifted up and for His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. Please pray with me Wednesday and fast with me if you can. Let’s do our part to help the cause and glory of Jesus to shine bright on this earth.❤

The Day with Jesus that Changed Me

I shared a day with Jesus when I recently fasted and prayed. He shared my day, was with me all day, I quite literally felt His presence, as if I was chatting with an important dear friend. That was a gift, friend. That changed me. That changed my focus, perspective and vision. That added eternity thinking and kingdom thinking to my constant considerations. And I have had this deep seated peace and just love and understanding and empathy for everyone since. And I just wanted to share how amazing a visit with Jesus is. He changes you for the better. Beautiful!❤

The Benefits of Fasting

All day, as I said, I have fasted and prayed. And let me tell you what I learned.

1. I spent the day with Jesus, really feeling like He was right here with me all day and especially in my prayers. And I cannot adequately express how incredibly peaceful and comforting and fun Jesus is. I want to make this a weekly event because Jesus soothed my soul quite literally.

2. God answered my prayers. I knew personally that He healed my finger I prayed for. Seems a trivial thing, but I am a pianist and we had a video recording gig tonight and this morning I woke up and it was strangely jammed and hurt piercing pain with every attempt to bend that finger. So a big deal to me and God healed it and I have zero pain now bending it fully. Also, I felt Him (hard to explain that- it is a spiritual thing) answering prayer. It was as if I were in the same room and He was hearing me and nodding.

3. God strengthened me, which I did not expect. I knew He would answer my prayer for energy and He did, but also He spiritually strengthened my resolve to work more for Him in prayer first and foremost and then doing what I was designed to do. God revealed to me that He really has a great plan and how beautiful it would be if we followed that plan. For our own good because He loves us. Also for His kingdom that is coming soon enough for me to visualize it. I so want to be an active part of Jesus’ kingdom now and in the future that it brings tears to my eyes.

In short, please pray and fast. See what God shows you and how deeply He loves you as you do. God n is truly so good and worthy of all of our attention and worship!❤❤❤

Call to Pray and Fast Tomorrow

I will be praying and fasting tomorrow. I implore any of you friends who really love the Lord to join me. And if you cannot fast for some reason, please pray with me during meal times. So we are on the same page, my prayers will be:

1. Please purify my soul and my family’s soul and wash us clean by the blood of the Lamb Jesus Christ. Please forgive our sins and renew our strength and purity with the Holy Spirit so we may be in your presence and pray and fast today.

2. The Lord’s Prayer, with emphasis on “Please, dear Lord, may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

3. Please may God’s prayer warriors be strengthened and focus to pray and fast for your good to triumph over the enemies’ evil.

4. Please protect and strengthen our President Trump and all those officials doing good and may those who have done evil to be caught and prosecuted and be found guilty and punished to the fullest extent of the law. Please allow this to change their hearts to repentance and salvation.

5. Please help our country defund and abolish abortion and injustice so you will forgive and bless our country as a whole.

6. Please allow people to be released from their addictions to tech and social media/phones and pleasure addictions which have become their idols. Please release and help them so they are ready when you come soon for your church.

7. Please purify your church and strengthen her to prayer and fasting and worship together. Destroy the evil within her and cast out demons who have infiltrated.

8. Please save as many as you can from the clutches of Satan and soften their hearts to Jesus Christ as their Lord.

9. Please strengthen and heal my friends and family for prayer and prepare their hearts and souls for your coming.

10. Please keep the demons and evil ones who have chosen to worship them from being effective in the evil they want to do. Stop their plans, dear Lord, and protect us. May all the evil plans come to ruin and be hindered and useless and may God and His angels win every battle.

11. We love and pray for Israel. We pray for her peace and that the Jews will realize that Jesus is their Messiah and be saved. Praise be the God of Israel. Please bless her.

12. We worship you, dear Jesus. We give you praise, honor due you and adore your glory. You are worthy of all our love and adoration and worship. You are holy and true.

In the name of Jesus Christ I pray, amen.❤❤❤

Newly Well

God has restored me in time to pray. It is time to pray and fast for America against the evil in this country that seeks to destroy us, those determined to destroy at all costs. Christians must rise up and act like Christ and pray for our church to be strengthened and woken up and evil to never win here. Not enough people are praying. More need to pray. We need to turn back to God and put away our desires for worldly temporary distractions and conveniences. We must fight on our knees on prayer. I am going to and I thank God for healing my body in time to do so. He is good. And God is bigger than any hurricane, any evil force, any power of darkness, any ugliness that rears its head against His glorious beauty. God can save us. Only God can but He requires our humble prayers and obedience. It is time we act like Christ and put God and others before ourselves. Pray. ❤