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Life After Cycle 9

Hello Surrender Fasters!!!

How’s life after Cycle 9? Well for starters I have to get use to not conducting the Morning Prayer. LOL. I miss it but also welcome the break.

For now, let me encourage you to keep pressing, keep seeking God as He has moved you from a Finished Place to a New Beginning. The testimonies are flooding in praising God for the courage to resign, for allowing them to be fired, for opening opportunities for them to speak, for removing debt, etc.

I don’t know what your New Beginning looks like but I know it is GLORIOUS. I can’t wait to hear what great adventure God opens for  your next. Please share your praise report:

Although the cycles of fasting have ended we would love to STAY CONNECTED. Here are some UPCOMING EVENTS. Continue reading

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61 Days of Fasting – Ending Week 2

As we close our 2nd week of fasting let’s reflect on what God has done. Has He shown up for you in a major way? Are you more aware of more Him throughout the day? What aha moments have you experienced?

For me, the number 7 (completion) keeps appearing. I spoke at a retreat last weekend and the hotel room assigned to me was on the 7th floor. Today as I am listening to the Daily Audio Bible, Brian read how it took Solomon 7 years to build the temple. Then he goes on to read from Acts 7 and Psalm 127!!! Wow, God!

So how is He showing up in your life?

Facebook Interchange:

Tabatha: Good Morning Celeste Chisholm Owens and everyone doing the fast. The Lord dropped the word Preparation in my spirit and lead me to read Genesis 41:14. “Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him quickly out of the dungeon; and he shaved, changed his clothing, and came to Pharaoh”. In my study bible is said that Joseph was prepared not because he knew this was going to happen but because of his knowledge of God. Having a intimate relationship with God and spending time with him daily keeps us prepared for everything that happens in our lives.

Gwen: I always want to comment about how I am doing on the fast but seems like nothing new is happening.

Tabatha: Gwendolyn Goggins-Jackson something new is always happening. Little things are changing everyday. God is showing us new things everyday regardless of how small. Chase after God like you chase after God like you never have before. Rise early and seek him. God is going to do a new thing. Expect it. Ask Celeste Chisholm Owens Won’t he do it!! I hear Celeste Chisholm Owens voice sometimes when I’m not sure saying “Wont he do it” Her life is an example of Yes he will.

Celeste: Yes Tabathabeautifulme Burley He will do it! Gwendolyn Goggins-Jackson right from the start God declared “Let Me Do a New Thing.” Today I want you to pray to the Lord and let tell Him know that you are ready to receive the HIS NEW THING. Perhaps He’s just waiting for an invitation…Then let us know how this works out. We can’t wait to hear the praise report!!!

Gwen: Thought I had deleted my comment because it wasn’t finished. Still trying to find my purpose before my time is up, then I read about all the celebrities whose careers took off. over the age of sixty which gave me hope that I am still here for His purpose. The best is yet to come!!! Listening to His voice!!! Thank you Tabathabeautifulme Burley.

Debra: God released in my spirit the name of another book and confirmed through an Elder something that only God and I had talked about. God knows the desires of our hearts and will confirm them to let us know that He has heard what we have prayed in our heart to let us know that He has heard our desires. What an experience to know that we have a God who loves us enough to answer us personally and to let us know He hears us. Having that personal, consistent, intimate time with Him is the key to hearing God’s voice.

Shauntia: Commitment is what has resonated in my spirit the past few days. This weekend I came so close to giving into the very thing I surrendered but then I felt so convicted in my heart. At that the moment the scripture Mark 25:21 came into my mind “thou has been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many”. Once I spoke those words it was as if a sense of peace and strength came over me. Not sure what it all means for me now and why that particular scripture; but I’m wise enough to not lean on my own understanding, so I’m just trusting God.




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Surrender 101: 5 Lessons to Live By

I had the pleasure of teaching the Bible Study for First Baptist Church of Glenarden 5/27 and 6/3. Here’s a summary of what was taught 6/3. Enjoy!

Dr. Celeste Owens taught from her book “The 40-Day Surrender Fast”  Our 61-day fast that began Wednesday, May 28. It started with Dr. Owens’ “40 Day Surrender Fast” and will continue with Michelle Singletary’s “21 Day Financial Fast.”

Tonight, she taught the following:

5 Surrender Lessons to Live By

1. “Surrender Advances You,” Pastor Deborah Evans – Jer. 33: 3, Daniel 2:16-19

2. Delay Doesn’t Mean Denied
• Write the Vision – Hab. 2:2-3
• Visualize the Dream – Gen. 6:13-14, 17:5, 1 Samuel 16:13 and Matt. 6:10

3. There is no Competition in the Kingdom – Matthew 6:33, Philippians 2:3-4 and Colossians 3:23

4. There is no Lack in the Kingdom – Ps. 37:25 and Matthew 6:33

5. Surrender Keeps the Heart Pure – Ps. 139:23-24

PowerPoint presentation attached: 40 Day Fast _ Celeste Owens (06-03-2014)-1

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Welcome to 61 Days of Fasting!


If you haven’t heard First Baptist of Glenarden is hosting a 61 Day time of fasting and prayer. Join us!

Fasting will bring you closer to God and His plan for your life. As the Word tells us some things only come through fasting and prayer.

All you need to get started are copies of The 40-Day Surrender Fast by Dr. Celeste Owens and The 21 Day Financial Fast by Michelle Singletary.

Start your Day 1 by Thursday, May 29 and you will be right on track!

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Please comment below to share how the Lord is blessing you during your time of surrender.

With God all things are possible,
Dr. Celeste

Testimony from Kimberly Dennis:

Its only day 2 and I feel a special kind of peace! God has already started working. Last night I had a dream that caused me to evaluate another area in my life… Dr. Celeste said it best…if you give him one thing he will begin to work in other areas and its only day 2…WOW! ‪#‎Thankful‬ ‪#‎Surrender61‬

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61 Days of Fasting


The First Baptist Church of Glenarden Bible Study is fasting for 61 DAYS starting May 27 first with The 40-Day Surrender Fast (Dr. Celeste Owens) and ending with The 21 Day Financial Fast (Michelle Singletary).

This will be a power time of deliverance from strongholds and freedom from financial debt.

Join the 61 Days of Fasting FB group (Hosted by Dr. Celeste Owens).

Here are other important details:

May 27, 2014
Day 1 – The 40-Day Surrender Fast (required reading)
That evening Dr. Celeste Owens will teach the FBCG Bible Study (7pm EST). Watch online:

June 3, 2014
Dr. Celeste Owens will teach the FBCG Bible Study (7pm EST). Watch online:

July 8, 2014
Day 1 – The 21 Day Financial Fast (required reading)



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