Will you join me in fasting and prayer?

As I have watched the events of the past year play out, I have spent much time in prayer. I have spent a few days in fasting and prayer, but I am wondering if we could all get together and spend this next week in fasting and prayer. Would you join me as we humble ourselves and confess our sin – both individual and the collective sins of this nation – and seek God’s face?

Psalm 66.18:

If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.”

We all must recognize the fact that we are all in bondage to sin and that sin blocks revival. We must be aware of the basis for our sin – whether it is sinful habits, demonic influences, or being enslaved by our past sins and mistakes. We must recognize it and repent of it. We must recognize, confess and stand in the gap, repenting for the sins committed in this nation while the church has been asleep at the wheel.

I place myself at the top of this list because of my blindness and my self-centered living that has stopped me from seeing and acknowledging just where this country has been heading. I was so focused on the problems in my life that I was completely unaware of what was happening around me.

What I have learned recently is that there is sin that is unseen, unfelt, unacknowledged in me. The Lord has been merciful and gracious in leading me in a journey of discovery that has shown me I had been sinning in things that I did not realize was sin. I have discovered that I have been mislead, deceived, manipulated by the enemy to not see, to not realize where this nation is heading.

God has ‘taken me to school’ where my own sin is concerned and has shown me where I have failed in my responsibility to pray and seek God’s intervention where this nation is concerned. And now I have been feeling a deep need, a deep Spirit-led weight to seek out God’s forgiveness, His will and His desire for the future of this nation.

I am going to fast Monday November 9, Wednesday November 11 and
Friday November 13. I have discovered on previous fasts that it is not a hardship for me to not eat breakfast and lunch if I have a couple cups of coffee throughout the day, but it is much more difficult for me to give up my coffee. So, I am going to refrain from the things that will be hardest for me to give up – coffee and most foods – only eating enough to keep my blood sugar at a healthy level. I will eat normally (which for me recently has been mostly vegetarian) on Tuesday and Thursday.

2 Chronicles 7.13-14:

“13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;  14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

I don’t know if our prayers are too little, too late, but Micah 7 says :

“17 … They shall be afraid of the LORD our God, and shall fear because of thee. 18 Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy. 19 He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.”

Will you join me in seeking His face and seeking forgiveness for this great country of ours?

© Drusilla Mott and https://drusillamott.wordpress.com, 2020

Do You Know How Much God Loves You?

God knew that man would fall even before He formed him from the dust of the ground. He only had to wait for Satan, the father of lies and evil, to tempt Eve to sin against the commands that God had set down.

And right after that first sinful act, God, in His mercy, set out to walk in the garden in the cool of the day, seeking out Adam and Eve to offer them His grace.

Oh! That people would see and understand the depths of love God has for them!

Throughout the Bible there are stories of His love, His mercy, His grace.

Yes. There is also evidence of His righteous judgment on sinful mankind. But He is our Creator, Holy and Perfect. And He requires us to be holy as He is holy.

But how can we do that when we are but finite, mortal, sinful flesh? We cannot enter His presence in our filthy rags of sin.

How can we, then, acquire the forgiveness and clean, spotless linen required to enter His Holy sanctuary?

It is only by accepting His loving offer of forgiveness through His Son, Jesus Christ.

You see, He loved each of us so much He chose to send His Only Son to take the penalty of our sin on Himself. And in those hours of suffering, as Jesus bled and hung dying, God poured out His wrath and judgment onto His Precious Son, so that we would not have to suffer that penalty.

And, because He is not a cruel despot, but a loving, patient God, He gave each of us the choice of accepting that forgiveness. We can accept it or refuse it. Our choice.

But one must also understand that our choice has eternal consequences. By choosing to accept Jesus as our Savior, we are choosing to spend eternity in Heaven in His presence.

By refusing it, we are choosing to spend our eternity in Hell, away from His presence.

Our eternal future. Our choice. Our responsibility. And the offer is only good during this lifetime. After this life is over, it will be too late.

So, how about you? Will you choose to accept His forgiveness and offer of salvation? He loves you and is waiting for you with open arms.

© Drusilla Mott and https://drusillamott.wordpress.com, 2019