Welcome to Day 2 of 21 Days of Prayer and Wellness. I want you to be expectant during these 21 Days. I want you to have faith that God will move in your life and that he will move in a GREAT way. Yesterday, I asked what your plans were for the next 21 days. Today, I ask that you submit those plans to God, and ask him if they are of his will. Proverbs 19:21 states, “many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purposes that prevail.” To me, this Bible verse means that we may make several plans, but only God’s plans will prevail. If we want success during this season, we need to seek him. We may be limiting ourselves or chasing an idea that was never intended for us.
To practice expectancy, you have to make some faith moves. The first faith move is to make room for God to move in your life. A want to share a significant point from today’s prayer service. Our pastor encouraged us to ask God to “search me, know me, lead me, and see if there is any offensive way in me (Ps 139: 23-24).” The goal of this prayer was for us to seek God to learn if we have any habits of the world that are hindering us and cluttering up the space that God needs to dwell with us daily and lead us to his promises. These things can be gossip, social media, overindulging in food, procrastination, stagnant relationships, and more. When we have so much of the world in our lives, we can lose faith in God. His voice can diminish in the midst of all of the worldly clutter. Unfortunately, this can lead to us not to see Him move in our lives or delay some of the blessings He has in store for us.
Today, I encourage you to ask God to “search me, know me, lead me, and see if there is any offensive way in me” so he can show you how to clean up, clear out, and make room. After He reveals to you what worldly things (ways of the flesh) you need to let go of, seek Him on how to let them go and make more room for him. I am a firm believer that our spiritual health impacts every aspect of our health, unlike any other. Therefore, in order to achieve overall wellness, your spiritual health should be in great shape, which can be achieved by letting go of things that are not of God. How do you plan to make room for God?
God, thank you for being in my presence today. God, my desire is to live your agenda daily. I know that if I am living in your plans, then I can receive all that you have for me. God search me, know me, lead me, and see if there is any offensive way in me. Lord, I pray that you will reveal to me those areas I need to change and guide me on how to change them. Lord, thank you in advance for showing me the way I should go. Lord, I know that once I let the things of the world go, I will be able to hear you more and see you move in great ways. Lord, I will make room for you. I am believing that my life will change for the better, and I will live a life that will lead others to your freedom.
I also want to invite you to join us for 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting. Live services are every weekday morning at 6 am and Saturday at 9 am for worship, but they are recorded if you need to look at another time. It is a one hour service that includes worship, a brief message, and prayer time. We also have an app that you can pull up on your phone if you have an early commute. Link here —> https://21days.churchofthehighlands.com/.
P.S. There is so much more to learn about making room for God and receiving the Freedom that only God can provide. Church of the Highlands offers an amazing small group called Freedom (we have many church locations across the state of Alabama and now Columbus, GA). You do not have to be a member of the church to attend, and some online small groups are offered. If you want to learn more about how you can live in freedom every day or become a part of a community of people seeking to have a relationship with God, sign up for the small groups when they open on January 26th .https://www.churchofthehighlands.com/groups