Day 12 | February Fast 2017

12 February 2017

A Bold Faith

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” 1 John 5:14

In beautiful but humid Malaysia, I did my first successful fast. I did three days of fasting that changed everything about my previous failed attempts with fasting for all the wrong reasons, and it also changed my life.

During those three days, I had the honor of leading a homeless man to Jesus, and saw another man healed from a disease in his arm. The healing meant that the man could return to his job as a cook and provide for his family again after 4 years of being unable to. After God healed his arm, he and his family could move into a house and away from the streets.

I do not believe that the timing of these breakthroughs and my time of fasting and prayer was a coincidence. I had asked God to specifically use me to lead someone to Him, and use me to heal someone through me. Both was something I hadn’t experienced before, and God was delighted to answer my requests. We need to be bold and to step out in faith. A fast truly fertilises your life for fruit, feeds your faith and puts familiarity to flame!

The most life changing part about my experience in Malaysia was not the salvation or the healing itself but the intimacy with Jesus during the fast; the way my prayers flowed freely- this was a new level for me. It was like the heavens opened and every little sound from my lips was paid attention to. And actually, they always are paid attention to. The difference was my sharpened awareness of it and of God’s love for me. It made me bold.

 

–   Sandra Hultén

Reflection:

  • Does anyone around me need a breakthrough that I can pray for?
  • Am I expecting great things through this fast for me and my family?

Prayer points:

  • Thank Jesus that He wants to do great things through you.
  • The people around you.
  • Vision Sunday.