We talked about fasting and adding prayer to it in our previous two lessons. You can read those here.
Today, we add the third primary element into any walk with God: the Word. We must have the voice of God guiding us as we travel to Pentecost Sunday or any other great pursuit in Christ.
While prayer and fasting can work to position us in our pursuit of God, the Word shows us the way clearly. Without the Word, we risk darting out towards our goal in Christ and missing the mark. Prayer connects us to God, but teaches us how to hear and communicate with God. Fasting humbles us to the cause of Christ, but the Word works to build us back into Christ's image.
Throughout the early church, followers of Christ from all levels used the word of God for their ministry. Steven and Phillip were young men, but each showed an understanding of the scriptures that only comes from devotion to the Word. Peter quoted prophetic scripture in his sermons regularly and shared how those scriptures related to Christ, a true understanding of the Word on display. We must have that same Word knowledge if we are to see the harvest Christ wants in each of our lives and communities.
Take this thought with you today:
The Word is a map to your blessing, deliverance and redemption and salvation. Use it every time you feel lost or unsure and you'll be sure to find your way.
Today, we challenge our readers to open up the Bible and begin reading for answers to whatever you are pursuing on your Road to Pentecost. Look at what God says and what good men and women of God do in similar situations and pursuits. Mark those scriptures down and pray them as you fast these remaining days.
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