Welcome to Day 1 of the 40-Day Surrender Fast! I am ecstatic that you have decided to completely commit the next 40 days to God; you are in for a treat. Like today’s post reminded us: Expect the Unexpected.
So who’s represented? There’s New York, New Jersey, Florida, Maryland, Virginia, The District, Alabama, California, Georgia, Missouri, Kentucky, Texas, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Tennessee, and even Afghanistan!
Shout out to First Baptist Church of Glenarden, the Latter Rain Cathedral, and Alexander Memorial Baptist Church.
Okay, now that we have that out of the way, let’s get to the most important business–what the Surrender Fast is all about–growing in our relationship with God.
The theme this cycle is “Who’s Building Your House?” Ironically, I am surrendering CONTROL. Apparently, even after 8 Surrender Fasts, I am still building my own house (or at least some of the rooms). But I declare that after two years of surrendering, I am ready to fully release the reigns. Lord I surrender all!
What about you?
Psalm 127:1 reminds us, “Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it.”
King Solomon wrote that. Unfortunately, he learned the hard way that his wealth and wisdom were useless without God. And today he’s instructing us that unless God is building your house it’s all in vain.
Some of you are in need of a miracle–in your marriage, finances, employment status, career, spiritual life, and ministry. But are you allowing God to build your house? In other words, is He the foundation, is He your center? Or are you “fixing” your problem and leaving Him to clean up the mess.
Whatever the case, don’t fret. Help is on the way. God is simply asking you to step away and let Him have full control. In the next 40 days, if you are humbly submitted to Him, His plan and His will, He will do the seemingly impossible. Don’t just my take my word for it, listen to our savior. “Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26).
God is HERE. He is waiting. Submit to His plan and let Him build your house. I can’t wait to see what your house will look like in just 39 more days!
With God all things are possible,
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