Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
Saturday, December 29
BE RIGHTLY POSITIONED
(Raise Your Spiritual Antenna)
📖TO THE BIBLE Daniel 9:2-4 MSG
“In the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, was meditating on the Scriptures that gave, according to the Word of GOD to the prophet Jeremiah, the number of years that Jerusalem had to lie in ruins, namely, seventy. I turned to the Master God, asking for an answer— praying earnestly, fasting from meals…I poured out my heart, baring my soul to GOD, my God….”
In a matter of days, it’ll be 2019. And it’s important we prepare ourselves and are rightly positioned by the Spirit, for the glories and victories He’s planned for us in the coming year. One of the ways to do this is by praying and fasting; spending time to pray in the spirit, studying and meditating on the Word, and attending diligently to the visions, promptings, ideas and thoughts from the Spirit of God.
The Lord has something special for you in the coming year. It’s His joy and desire to help you navigate your way and chart your course gloriously and triumphantly. However, your spirit must be conditioned, and your spiritual antenna raised and tuned to receive divine words of blessing, instruction, direction, and counsel from the Lord. His Word in your heart—that you take with you into the coming year—will give you all the advantage you require for success and excellence throughout the New Year.
The most important aspect of fasting isn’t that you’re staying away from food; it’s taking your attention off the food unto God. So, minimize unnecessary activities or distractions when you fast. You shouldn’t forget that you’re fasting; this consciousness helps you to curb the cravings of the flesh, and maintain focus on the Spirit. It helps you to raise your spiritual antenna so you can hear from the Lord. Remember, we pray and fast, not because we want to change God, but because we want to be ushered into greater levels of His glory and operations of the Spirit in our lives. Therefore, as you take out time to pray and fast, have a clear objective and expectation in focus. This will help to guide your prayer, study and meditation time.
Ezra 8:21-23; Acts 13:2-5
Dear Father, thank you for the benefits of praying and fasting. As I give myself to this spiritual activity, as instructed by your Spirit, my spiritual acumen is improved; I’m more attuned to receive divine signals, instructions, counsels, and ideas to navigate gloriously through the incoming year, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
📚Daily Bible Reading
ONE YEAR: Revelation 20:1-15, Zechariah 12-14
TWO YEAR: Acts 5:1-11, Ezra 8
Spend some time to pray and fast these few days before the end of the year; prepare your heart to hear from Him.