Day 1

Day 1

The theme for week one is Your First Love. What does this mean exactly? One central issue as it relates to those who have lost their first love is a shift in focus, attention, and intense love for Jesus.

Read Matthew chapter 22 and focus on verse 37.

YOUR TURN
We talked about the word consecration. Take a moment and think about what this word means to you. How does it relate to this 21-day commitment?

I want to challenge you right now to commit to moments of quiet prayer and intense focus on the Lord during this fast. Decide now where your place of prayer will be during this fast.

Take a moment and think about about your relationship with Jesus over the last year. What factors last year played a role in your relationship with Jesus being where it is today?

Are you willing to create space in each day over the next 21 days for time alone with your Savior? Are you willing to make these moments of consecration a priority? If yes, what is your plan?

Take time to reflect on why you are fasting. What issues and questions are you wrestling with as you begin this fast?

FINAL THOUGHTS
Develop a deep and intimate relationship with your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in this season of consecration. Discover the specific assignment He has for you, starting with first things first, a focus on Him and all He has done in your life.

FASTING TIP OF THE DAY
Start yourself on the right foot by drinking lots of water. You will find that water, and lots of it, will help you physically these first few days especially. And know that you are not alone!

For Further Study: Psalm 42:1-3; Ecclesiastes 4:12; Luke 5:34

MATTHEW 22:37 NIV
37 Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’

PSALMS 42:1-3 NIV
1 As the deer pants for streams of water,
so my soul pants for you, my God.
2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
When can I go and meet with God?
3 My tears have been my food day and night,
while people say to me all day long,
“Where is your God?”

ECCLESIASTES 4:12 NIV
12 Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

LUKE 5:34 NIV
34 Jesus answered, “Can you make the friends of the bridegroom fast while he is with them?

Prayer Request

Need prayer? We have a team that would love to pray and believe with you.  If you have a prayer need, please fill out the form below!