Ronnie Floyd asks some tough questions about our willingness to fast and pray. read his thoughts and then consider the passage of Scripture from Joel
When was the last time we fasted and prayed over our own spiritual plights, the spiritual conditions of our churches, and the spiritual health of our country? When was the last time we sensed God’s calling us to repent of anything, especially our separation from the God who made us, loves us, and gave His Son for our eternal souls? When was the last time we were consciously willing to submit to His leadership and willfully to turn from sin when He called us to repent? When was the last time we called for a solemn assembly to cry out for God to forgive us and our brothers and sisters from our sins of racial prejudice, greed, lust, love of material things, and anything else that stands between us and God?
Joel 2:12–13 says: Even now—this is the Lord’s declaration—turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting, weeping, and mourning.
I get a tremendous sense of the power of fasting and prayer as I read this. I trust that our spiritual lives will be transformed as we turn with all of our heart with fasting, weeping, and mourning to God for our spiritual plight. I encourage you to stand firm against the enemy as he will attempt to distract you in this time of seeking the Lord.