Made For this Moment
“A FUTURE WORTH FASTING FOR”
"Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: 'Go and gather all the Jews of Susa and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will do the same. And then, though it is against the law, I will go in to see the king. If I must die, I must die.'” Esther 4:15-16 NLT
1. Fasting can build Faith.
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1 NKJV
2. Fasting can draw us closer to God.
"Set your minds on things that are above, not on the things that are on earth." Colossians 3:2 ESV
3. Fasting can be the first step to Freedom.
"So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." John 8:36 NIV
"Its is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand Firm, then and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." Galatians 5:1
4. We can Fast with Family and Friends for big decisions or deliverance.
"Two are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble." Ecclesiastes 4: 9-10 NLT.
"For where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am with them." Matthew 18:20 NIV
Life Group Questions
Are you willing to (fast) temporarily give something up for God? If so, what is it?
Do you believe you are free? Why or why not?
What does walking in Freedom look like for you?
Who can you partner up with to fast? (friends, family, coworkers)