The Importance of Prayer and Fasting

Living a life of the faith does not just come by believing in your faith. You must back this up with spiritual practices which will enable you to evoke certain blessings and unlock key secrets in the Christian Kingdom. One of the main keys a christian should unlock is the power of prayer and fasting.

As women in Christ we can’t let society show us how to honour, worship or adore God. We learn how to honour God in our churches. Through sound teachings we are often prompted about prayer and fasting.  Everyone may have their own definition but for me prayer is a time where you can physically and mentally submit your all to God. In 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NKJV) it is stated to pray without ceasing. When you pray, you are able to worship ,honour and adore God. This is where you have accepted that you are a vessel God is using to manifest His chosen Glory. This is where you can look up to God and thank Him for all the seasons he has brought you through in order to reach your current season.

Sometimes we forget how God has given us the power to overcome. Whenever you pray, I believe this power is restored one way or the other. In prayer you are able to enter into the secret place. In Psalms 91:1 it states that whoever dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. For one to dwell in a secret place it means they need to know where this secret place is and who they are meeting there.

“Sometimes we forget how God has given us the power to overcome and whenever you pray, I believe this power is restored one way or the other.”

Whenever you know who God is to you , it is easier for you to flow and be free in The Spirit. In order for you to know where this secret place is this means you have been there countless times before. The scripture also makes us understand that those who ‘’dwell’’ there ‘’shall abide’’. And for you to abide it means you have fellowship with God and a certain relationship with Him that makes you want to act according to His will. Whenever we pray it is vital that we ask God for directions according to His will and not ours. As many of us know, ladies the most difficult person to advice is a woman that is in love. However, sometimes the man God has for you is not the one you are seeing in front of you. We tend to ask God for what we want and what we desire, however when we do this we are not abiding and acting in accordance to God’s will. The moment you develop your prayer life there will come a time where God himself will place certain desires in your heart and everything will start flowing in accordance to His will. Gradually you will start noticing that God’s plan for your life was better than what you had in the first place.

There will always be raging storms and in times of difficulty the best thing to combine with Prayer is Fasting. This is a tool that completes your Kingdom tool box. Fasting is where you willingly and again this goes back to the choice God has given us. When you fast and pray you are willingly making a conscious effort not to eat but to focus on God and present yourself as a living tabernacle unto Him. Many of us tend to fast whenever church is fasting this is not wrong but, as Christian daughters there is a certain assignment we have and a certain covering we have that our potential spouses may not have.  God has given us certain abilities to stand in for our family and the time to do so is during fasting and prayer. You can set aside a few days in a month where you fast and go before God, asking Him for the next direction in your life and that of your family. As we are preparing ourselves for marriage and as we see ourselves as daughters of purpose we need to unlock certain keys in The Kingdom.

“God has given us certain abilities to stand in for our family and the time to do so is during fasting and prayer.”

A woman is stronger on her knees than she is physically. There is a certain passion and momentum built inside of you that will continue to grow the more you willingly spend in God’s presence.

God bless,
Tracy Agyei
Content Creator

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