THE FINAL 24! No, not a new TV series on FOX but rather the amount of time left in our 21-day Daniel Fast. I pray this has been a fruitful time for you. I’ve talked to so many who are fasting for the first time and they have seen their walks with God deepen. I cannot tell you how grateful I am to hear those stories because that is what fasting is all about…denying ourselves in search of more of God.
Remember tomorrow night from 6:45-7:45 we will conclude the fast with a time of prayer and worship at our regular Sunday morning location. (Childcare is provided.) Even if you’ve not participated in the fast we encourage you to be a part of this special night as we seek God’s direction and thank Him for all He has done. And, if you still want in, you can join many of us in fasting from all food and taking only water the last 24 hours of the fast from tonight at 7:30 to tomorrow at 7:30.
Perhaps this scripture will encourage you like it has been me since last night:
7Train yourself in godliness, 8 for, while physical training is of some value, godliness is valuable in every way, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. 9The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance. 10 For to this end we toil and struggle, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe. 1 Timothy 4:7b-10.
MISSIONS. As many of you know my wife, Gina, and I will be leaving for India later this week and Brian Whitman and some other musicians at New City leave for Thailand next week. We will do our best to keep you informed via the New City Facebook Page so make sure you check that out. Rumor has it we might make some video appearances from Asia on Sundays too. Should be fun. Please pray that God would use us in a supernatural way as we go to build relationships, serve other pastors and give our time to the least of these.
We love you all.