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What were the results of your fast?

I broke the fast last night. What better way to do it than with chili and cornbread on a cold night? And over that meal, we launched a dream of mine, a program called Searchlight, a 2-week experience that will catapult World Race alumni toward their destinies. The fast was a fitting exclamation p…
By Seth Barnes
By Seth Barnes
I broke the fast last night. What better way to do it than with chili and cornbread on a cold night? And over that meal, we launched a dream of mine, a program called Searchlight, a 2-week experience that will catapult World Race alumni toward their destinies. The fast was a fitting exclamation point on a process that has taken at least six months of dreaming and work.
 
Fasts do that – they are electrical chords we plug into divine current. We may have all the machinery to accomplish the assignment Jesus gave us, but we need some spiritual juice to start them up.
 
I don’t about your fast, but I felt like there was some good fruit from mine. Some focus returned to my morning quiet time. Yesterday I got some good stuff to share from the book of Acts when I teach the racers on “finding your voice.” In Acts 9, God showed me how he got Paul in motion. It was a very practical series of interactions. First he’d do something and then he expected Paul to respond. It was never easy and Paul always had to take initiative.
 
In my fast, there were the usual attacks from the enemy. Yesterday one of my daughters slid into a ditch and another one’s car overheated in the snowstorm. A few other minor setbacks cropped up here and there. But I saw them for what they were and didn’t let it get to me.
 
But as we launched a new ministry today, we were glad for the having covered it in fasting and prayer. It gave us spiritual leverage as have sought to hear from God.
 
So, how about your fast – what happened?

Comments (8)

  • Wow OH how we as Christs’ body are united by his spirit. I just got out of a fast this past Saturday. I was fasting for the July race I’m going on. I had been along time since i fasted food for a day. I felt that my thought were clearer and i was so compelled to pray for every person that came to mind. I would like to hear anyone’s thoughts who might be reading this. I still have a lot or support raising to do. My blog page is kameronkissinger.theworldrace.org. email me or facebook me but ya God is so amazing what joy there is in waiting on the Lord. Praise God!!!

  • Dear Daddy Seth,
    Greetings in the sweet name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
    Dear Dadyy our Church is growing and new young people are coming and we were praying for the sick people and they are healed now after the pray and fast.
    God bless You.
    Yours son in Pakistan.
    Emmanuel Sadiq

  • We are praying for your daughter.God is good God and He is our protecter and healer.
    Daddy in the month of december we were praying and fasting for food package for the more orphans and God provide us food package for other 6 orphans.I will send to you report with pictures later.

  • I just had a most amazing week and last night I had steak, chips, salad and a very good red wine! The best meal I ever had. I just would like to thank you all who commented last week – that has been very encouraging to me. I liked the storie of Uche who was cut off in traffic but did not had the energy to say something. brilliant!!! Also the rice story – you all must be most brilliant people. For someone who seldom fast it has done miracles to me; it seems like getting a sharper focus, looking at Him the things of the world certainly grow strangely dim. Getting priorities right, do away with the rubbish in your life. I feel like new and refreshed! As a result I already committed to fast every first Monday in the month this coming year. As the fast end I know it is not the end but the beginning of a new year – a year together with Him, with dreams and growth.
    Once again, thank you all, thank you Set, for the encouragements – The Lord used you to carry me trough this week. Stay Blessed!!!

  • It was an amazing week Seth! Focus on The Word, family, and learned to never plan a wedding reception while on a fast! Priorities were set in place for the year and many contacts with the B4A ministry were set in place. Prayers were even deeper, answers clearer, and conversations filled with love and direction!

    Thank you and blessings to you and the family!

  • **mArC** The Schifano Tribe

    Hey there. Still fasting all foods till don’t know when. Praying for breakthrough in a lot of areas such as my sons recovery, Swaziland vision,etc. Have a weird level of patience and brokenness that is great. Peace.

  • Mine kind of got interrupted by the birth of my daughter, but God still showed up in a big way. He kept my wife and baby healthy through a difficult delivery. I’m going to have to take some time and write it all down but I know without a doubt that God is awesome. Lol this little baby just blows my mind. 🙂

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I'm motivated to join God in his global reclamation project. He's on the move, setting his sons and daughters free from their places of captivity. And he's partnering with those of us who have been freed to go and free others.



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