For those of you who missed the sermon last Sunday, I want to tell you a little bit about what THE PLACE Church is doing over the next three weeks. We are participating in 21 days of fasting and prayer. The goal of this time is simple:

 

We are pushing away the good to pull towards the best.

 
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As we talked about in the message this past Sunday, fasting does not always have to do with food. For many of us, pushing food away would not be a very difficult thing to do. It would be much more difficult to stop watching sports for a week or completely take ourselves out of social media. For each of us individually, we have to make a decision of what we want to say “no” to. But, then we have to fill that time with something else.

 

That something else is simple. Opening God’s Word, the Bible, and reading it. Spending time in prayer talking to God. These two things must fill the time of that which you are saying “no” to.

 

People all over the community have set aside times and dates throughout the next 21 days to fast. For some, they are fasting the entire 21 days. For others, it’s a regular time each week.

 

Some interesting examples of things fasted from that I’ve seen are:

 

No Facebook.

Skipping lunch on Mondays to read and pray.
No Electronics at dinner table.
No Video Games.
No Pizza.
Spending Fridays in God’s Word instead of at the bar.

 

I am so proud of the many people who are taking a stand for Jesus in the next 21 days. We are believing for great things to happen. If you did not get the chance to watch the message, I would encourage you to watch it here:

 
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I want you to know that we are praying for you during this next 21 days. We would also love for you to share your journey with us on social media. You can share it by simply using the hashtags:

 

#ThePlaceFast and #ThePlaceAZ

 

Be blessed and keep shining for Jesus. Push into God’s Word the next 21 days and listen to what He is speaking to you.

 

Pastor Greg