Faith Over Fear – Fasting & Prayer Day

Faith Over Fear

What is Faith? What does it mean to you? How do you apply it in your day to day life? Is there a difference between Faith and belief? Is it possible to believe in God but not have Faith in Him? Faith is defined as “complete trust or confidence in someone or something. A strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof.” Meanwhile belief is defined as “an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists. Trust, faith, or confidence in someone or something.” Based on the definitions provided, we see that there is a clear and distinct difference between the two words. One requires acceptance, and the other trust. Before we can exercise Faith in God and claim His promises, we first have to believe in Him and accept His word as truth.

Today, from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM, we will be Praying for Faith. We will be asking God to teach us the difference between Faith and Belief. We often times confuse the two, assuming that our belief in God is sufficient. Think of belief as the appetizer and Faith as the entre. Belief in God, and His power is the first step. We are not to stop there. Faith is an action word and requires work. It is a daily challenge to blindly trust a God you cannot see knowing that he will deliver and answer your prayers. Every day, we have to apply faith at work, in our finances, in our families and in ministry. It is our faith in God that makes us whole, completes us, pushes us closer to Him and His throne. Faith allows us to accept Christ’s death on the cross, and to live a righteous life. Belief in God isn’t enough, we need Faith. If the devil can have faith that God will always redeem His children – leading him to attack us incessantly – how much more does God expect from us when it comes to applying our Faith.

Pray for Faith

To DO

  • Post on your social media:
    Today, I’m asking God to teach me how to activate Faith in every aspect of my life. #MyGenDayOfPrayer #FaithOverFear
  • Connect with your Prayer Partner and encourage them to choose and exercise Faith over Fear.
  • Challenge God today to remove anything that’s crippling you from moving forward in Faith.
  • Whatsoever you pray for, ask wholeheartedly believing that after you say “Amen” your prayer is being answered in real time. (Mark 11:24)
  • Recognize that Faith and Fear cannot live in your heart simultaneously: Your faith in God should always overpower fear in any area of your life.

Do Not

  • Allow the devil to distract you from asking God to teach you how to activate faith in your life.
  • Allow any doubt into your heart that questions God’s ability to fulfill your prayers. (James 1:6-7)
  • Allow your faith to falter in the midst of chaos. (Luke 8:25)
  • Mistake God’s silence for inaction. Instead, ask what you can do in the meantime while you wait for His reply.

Beginning at 6 AM, join us for prayer as we pray every hour on the hour on Google Hangouts. Corporate Prayer is at 8 PM

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Verses for Meditation

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.Hebrews 11:1
Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.Isaiah 41:10
He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.Psalms 91:4
Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved.Psalms 62:1‭-‬2
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord , thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.Jeremiah 29:11
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.Hebrews 11:6
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.1 Timothy 1:7
About the Author

Hannah Love

While I am a born and raised Seventh-day Adventist (I was baptized at the age of 8, and then again at 21), I am not a product of Adventist Education. As a matter of fact, it is my public school education, both at DeWitt Clinton HS, and the University at Albany that has strengthened my relationship with. High School reignited my love for singing in choirs, and led me to join the Angelic Voices of Praise, the only gospel choir on campus. It was at corporate prayer before choir rehearsal one Thursday evening in Albany that my prayer life was brought under a microscope. You see, up until that point, I was praying these little Baby Prayers, the Patty Cake Prayers, the rehearsed Prayers, the One Liners. There wasn’t any conviction, and it almost appeared that I was afraid to talk to God in a very real way. That night a seasoned member saw something that I didn’t see in myself, and because she allowed the Holy Spirit to use her, took me to the back of the LC during corporate prayer and taught me how to pray. I mean Really Pray! That night not only changed my life, but changed my Prayer Life forever. My prayer life translated well as I served as a Pathfinder Leader and an Assistant AY Leader and Praise and Worship leader. It was my constant communication with God that allowed Him to use me to lead Teens and Young Adult closer to God, and many more into Praise and Worship. While I understand that our life experiences have differed, I believe that our God is the same. He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. He is the God that desires to have a deeper communication with us, who longs to chat with us, and craves quiet moments that we can offer as sacrifice to Him Do not for a moment think that I am perfect. In fact I am far from it. I mess up and mistakes, but my relationship with God is just as real as this letter you are reading. It is my relationship, and my prayer life, that restores me each and every time I fall. It is my prayer life with God that has allowed Him to use me for His work, and the furtherance of His Gospel! I charge each and everyone of you to explore a genuine and real relationship with God! Sit at His feet, talk to Him, worship him, Praise Him! Ask God to show Himself to you in a very “You Specific Way” Just in case you don’t know where to start, I encourage each and everyone of you who are able to join in with us on our Weekly Prayer and Fasts that meet each Wednesday. It is in these Fasts, that God reveals our character flaws to us, in hopes of not only correcting our Spiritual Cancers that seek to draw us away from God’s divine love, but pull us closer to the feet of Jesus! I pray that each and everyone of you experience God in a very real and “You Specific Way”. I Love you and God Loves you more!

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