CL Fast

CL Fast: January 7-27, 2018

Begining January 7, 2019 follow this page or the Church App for daily encouragement on the CL Fast!

CL Fast | Day 16

Watch and Pray | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

By: Pastor Jeff Rosales

“Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41 NKJV

I remember the day when I started to work out in order to get ready for a physical event, but due to other factors that were in my life it kept getting placed on the back burner. Once I started to restart I noticed it was very difficult to pick up a routine. I was used to sleeping in late and everything possible to get me out of working out, but I knew in my mind that it was very important for my event that was coming up and for my day to day health. I had to regain focus in working out in order to pass my events. The same goes for our walk with the Father.

There are things that can hinder us in our daily walk with God that will cause us to pull away from reading His word or getting into prayer. We are ambushed daily with instant situations or just a busy schedule that we tend to forget where our help comes from. Our flesh or our human weakness will fight what our spirit is trying to do, especially spending time with the Father and reading His word.

John 10:10 reminds us that, the enemy is out to kill, steal and destroy you, and the only way that we may know what the enemy is trying to do is to get connected with our Heavenly Father. So during this fast, watch and pray. Do not allow not your flesh to hinder your walk with God. Remember that your spirit is willing and that you can go to the Father as He leads you to carry out His will in your life.

Let us watch and pray!!

CL Fast | Day 14

Remember, Focus, and Pursue God’s Plan | Sunday, January 20, 2019

By: Latisha Battle

“And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not. Deuteronomy 8:2 ESV (emphasis added)

Many people do not have a plan for their life, or have never considered one. But a time of prayer and fasting can be a moment in our life to “Remember, Focus, and Pursue God’s Plan.”

One way to do this is to remember God’s plan for us to prosper and be in good health; even as our soul prospers (3 John 2). In order to enjoy good health, we should desire to eat what God designed us to eat. In God’s Plan (The Bible) it states that our body is a Temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19). And we are commanded by God to glorify God in our body (1 Corinthians 6:12-20).

As a saint of God, our mission should be to please God in everything we do! To humble ourselves, surrender our plans, and allow God to reveal His plans for our lives. Ephesians 3:20 states that “God will do exceeding abundantly above ALL that we can ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us (emphasis added). Therefore, there is Holy Spirit Power in us to live out God’s plan of healthy eating and obedience to His commandments.

Say right now, out loud; “YES, I CAN EAT HEALTHY!’’ God’s plan was designed to make His people stronger, wiser, and attentive with drive to pursue! Always remembering His love and promises for our life are the key motivations to keep moving forward with His plan.

Let’s Remember, Focus, and Pursue God’s Plan!

CL Fast | Day 13

My Power Works Best in Weakness | Saturday, January 19, 2019

By: Kim White

Each time He said, “My Grace is all you need. My Power works best in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 NLT

I believe fasting to be one of the hardest things to do to your flesh. Consequently, it’s going to whine, complain, and most of all it’s going to make you physically and emotionally weak. We can become very vulnerable when we are weak (getting angry, getting impatient, fatigue, etc.), but God said in His Word that when we are “weak”, He is strong!! That His Power works BEST in our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9)!

So during this time, do not get discouraged if you get tired or angry. Do not stress about falling short. But rather in those moments, keep reminding yourself (and speak this out loud), that God’s Power works best in me when I am weak!  Amen!

Praise Him for His power at work in us!

 

CL Fast | Day 12

Fruitfulness in 2019 | Friday, January 18, 2019

By: Pastor Arthur O’Neal

He also spoke this parable: “A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none…” Luke 13:6-9 NKJV

In Luke 13:6-9, Jesus tells a parable about a man who planted a tree on his property with the hope that he would eventually enjoy the fruit that he expected the tree to produce. For two previous years, the man found disappointment at his tree instead of finding the fruit that he expected and wanted. After a third year with nothing to show (or eat) for his labor, the man decided to literally “cut” his losses, by commanding his gardener to cut the tree down.

His conclusion seems appropriate; however, it’s his reasoning that we might find useful in close examination. In the American Standard Version of verse 7, the man asks his gardener concerning why the unproductive tree should continue to “cumber” the ground. The Greek word for “cumber” means, “to render inoperative; to deprive of force, influence and power.” A tree draws nutrients, water and other vital resources from the ground to sustain its life and produce fruit. If a tree doesn’t produce its intended fruit, then it has robbed the soil and depleted its life-giving power. So, how does all of this apply to our lives?

God is our life-giving ground. Before our earthly birth, God places extraordinary talents, gifts and abilities within each of us. In John 15:8, Jesus explains that we bring glory to God the Father when we “bear much fruit,” as opposed to cumbering the ground.

As we seek the Lord in this season, let’s examine our own lives in terms of our fruitfulness for Him.

Let’s seek the Lord so we may bear much fruit!

 

Offices Closed

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Due to weather, the church offices will be closed this Thursday, October 11.

Please stay safe.