JEREMIAH 29: 13
"You will seek Me and find Me
when you seek Me with all your heart."
During this season of fasting, there will be many petitions brought before God, reflecting a broad range of genuine need; for healing, provision, restoration of relationships, employment, etc. All of these things can weigh heavy on the heart, and we were not meant to carry them alone. In fact, our loving Father wants to carry them for us. 1 Peter 5:7 says "Cast your cares upon Him, because He cares for you." No loving earthly father would willingly stand by and watch a small child struggle and fall under a heavy burden they weren't capable of carrying, but rather shoulder the weight himself!
God is all about relationship. Jesus died on the cross so that we could have direct personal access to our heavenly Father, in effect, restoring a wonderful, priceless, loving, kind relationship with Him. I know He loves it when we are intentional about creating time and space just to be with Him, as He loves being with us! There is no greater joy than simply being in His presence. Just being with Him. There is so much joy, peace, love, kindness in His presence and He longs for a more intimate relationship with all of us. As you fast, I would encourage you to put aside time in prayer to pursue Him with ALL your heart and you WILL find Him!
MATT CROSS // PASTOR
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