The Microwaved Christian – Fasting & Prayer Day

The Microwaved Christian

The Microwaved Christian

Uncle Ben’s 90 second rice, Cup of Noodle Soup, and Kraft Mac and Cheese, what do these foods all have in common? If you add water, or place in the microwave for a predetermined amount of time, you will have a meal.  It’s not the most nutritious meal, but it will fill your belly and hopefully keep you satisfied until a better meal comes along.  But how does this affect your overall physical health?  It’s sodium, sugar and fat content is usually High, has minimal minerals and vitamins and if  it’s your only form of nutrition, it can actually make you sick. How does this compare with our spiritual growth?

Today, from 12:00 AM to 11:59 pm, we will intentionally set out time throughout the day to spend with God.  Maybe you will choose to dedicate your entire lunch hour to reading your Bible.  Or maybe on your way to work and school, you will have an impromptu praise and worship session, and play your favorite worship songs while reading a chapter in your Bible? We plan events and pencil appointments in our planner for other things, but seem to forget to put God’s name in our planner.  We treat time with God as a checklist: 5 minutes with God because you have so many other things to do ✔️ a quick devotional ✔️ The YouVersion verse of the day ✔️ A quick song before you go to bed ✔️  We spend time with our family and friends, while neglecting to make time (outside of Sabbath) to spend with the author and finisher of our faith.  Microwaved meals are great every now and again, but just like microwaved meals have very little nutritional value, spending a minute here and there with God will have lasting detrimental effects on our Spiritual growth. It stunts our growth, and presents unrealistic expectations of how we expect God to move in our lives.   A microwaved relationship with God causes us to expect God to answer our prayers in 90 seconds or less,  and does not allow God to answer our prayers in His own time.

Make Time for God

To DO

  • Post on your social media:
    Today, in addition to fasting from food, I will intentionally spend time with God in Prayer, Praise, Worship, and reading His Word
  • Intentionally set time aside to spend time with God.
  • Connect with your prayer partner and encourage each other to spend time with God today.
  • Play worship music, listen to sermons, and read your favorite verses throughout the day.

Do Not

  • Allow the devil to distract you from spending time with God.
  • Rush the time you have set aside to spend time God. Nothing is more important than sitting at His feet.
  • Treat your appointment with God as optional. Give it the same priority that you would if it were your boss or an important client. Don’t cancel!

Join us as we pray at 9 AM, 12 PM, 3 PM & 6 PM.  Corporate Prayer is at 8 PM.

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Verses for Meditation

Can a virgin forget her ornaments, Or a bride her attire? Yet My people have forgotten Me days without number.Jeremiah 2:32 NKJV
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:33 NKJV
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.James 4:8 NKJV
Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord , And in His law he meditates day and night.Psalms 1:1‭-‬2 NKJV
But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. Matthew 6:6 NKJV
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness2 Timothy 3:16 NKJV
As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby1 Peter 2:2 NKJV
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.Isaiah 55:11 NKJV
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.Jeremiah 1:5
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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