The power of prayer and fasting


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Looking back at 2015, I had a lot of faith goals. But one of the main reasons for my fasting back then is to finally move on from my ultimate heart break. see link for the whole story. Just like most of every girl’s problem, no matter what I do I just can’t seem to stop communicating with my ex. See common mistakes of a heart broken. I tried and believe me when I say I really TRIED!!!! I tried deleting his number, blocking his number, unfriending him on FB. Everything that you can ever think of I tried. I knew I had to stop communicating with him because every time we do, it’s like day 1 of my heart break all over again. But for some reason I just couldn’t stop.

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Then through devotion I realized I was doing it all wrong. I was relying on my own strength which is why kept on failing.  I realized that it’s not just about a battle of flesh but it’s a battle of spirit. I needed to fight my self-will and invite the Holy Spirit to do a more intense work in me. Perfect timing because this was also the time when the whole Victory congregation was prepping for 2015’s prayer and fasting.

Mark 9:29 – And he said unto them, this kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.

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And so I started reading more about prayer and fasting. I prayed in preparation for the fast, asked God for strength, courage and to be with me all throughout. Fasted for 5 days and gained wisdom that “If you can withhold something that your body needs in order to survive which is FOOD by holding on to God and mediating on His word, how much more replying to your ex.” I bid goodbye one last time and told him “I need to guard my heart” cliché I know!! hahaha 🙂 Then I prayed immediately right after.  From then and there I was able to defeat the temptation of replying to him. Of course there was an urge to reply. But this time, I know in my heart that the power of the Holy Spirit is stronger therefore allowing me to resist the temptation of replying. This was the only time I was successful in doing so. I’m forever grateful!

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You see, fasting breaks the chains! Chains that we can never break as individuals. Stop fighting your battles alone. If only we fasted and prayed for those we want to correct and not correct them at our own ways. The world would be a better place!

I wanna know your story. Comment below on how fasting changed your history.

 

One comment to The power of prayer and fasting

  • Chelsea De Mesa  says:

    I cannot do this. 🙁 cant withhold food for a day. 🙁

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