(By Dillan Howell, Worship Associate) Over the next 40 days, we as staff on the Worship Team here at Faith Promise Church have been challenged to go out of the ordinary, be a little different than most by taking some time to fast.
Fasting isn’t something that I do often and it definitely isn’t something that I’m good at. I like to eat! I like to eat a lot. In fact while I write this I’m starting to think, “Man, I’m hungry.” But what if we were called to be a little different, what if we were called to stand out from the ordinary? Good news…we are!
2 Chronicles 7:14
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
Being a part of a worship ministry is a big deal. We share usually just as much as stage time as our Pastor and we carry the same message as our Pastor, but present it in a different way, obviously through music. Why do we so often believe that our Pastor is the only one who can face spiritual warfare and distractions to keep him from ministry? Well, because that’s what Satan wants us to believe.
Over the next 40 days I will humble myself down by not eating any red meats. That doesn’t mean I’m going to ask for my steaks well done and my burgers cooked all the way through!! It means anything that comes from a cow I’m not going to eat. Reason why? I love to eat cow. Not exaggerating it’s honestly one of the only things I eat! By not eating cow it’s going to weaken me and force me to rely on God. There are times I’m going to be tempted, what do I do? I pray for God to take the temptation. I’m going to find myself talking with God a lot more and I’m going to find myself begging God to heal my land.
I challenge you. I challenge you to find something that you rely on and give it up. In return I pray that you find yourself replacing that desire with prayer, replacing it with God.
My goal would be that as a worship team and as a church we can find ourselves weak, but strong in God by constantly seeking him, and trusting that he will heal our family, heal our schools, heal our work places and initially heal our land.