On your eighteenth day of fasting, remember:
- Pray and stay in God's Word.
- Continue to journal your experiences.
- Meditate on what this fast means to you.
Thoughts for your journal:
- Examine any areas of unforgiveness and bitterness that the Lord is asking you to surrender to Him.
Prayer Focus Day 18: Binding Oppression and Fear
There may be times in your life when your enemies or circumstances seem to be so large and so powerful that they are all you can see. In Psalm 69, David is crying out that he was sinking in "deep mire" (v.2) and the floods were overtaking him. But his heart turned to worship despite his circumstances. When you worship, you not only magnify God, but you also reduce the size and power of everything else around you. God will hear you when you set your heart to worship Him. When you magnify the Lord, you shrink the supposed power of your enemy, the devil. The greatest thing you can do in the midst of a battle is to magnify the Lord. "I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving" (Ps. 69:30).